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Royalton, a town befitting its name, began in the late 1870's, although the first settlers began to arrive in the area in the 1850's. The early immigrants were mostly farmers, loggers and traders of Scottish descent, from Canada. The Platte River, which runs through Royalton, was a thoroughfare for logs harvested in the eastern part of Morrison County. A sawmill, as well as a flour mill, took advantage of the Platte River location. Royalton also could attribute much of its growth to its location along the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Royalton became a thriving city of numerous businesses. Farm implement dealers, blacksmiths, a veterinary clinic, a harness maker, a hardware store and grain elevators were just a few of those catering to the growing agricultural community. Clothing and dry goods stores, jewelers, shoe stores and general stores provided every day goods. The community also had its own newspaper, The Banner. Royalton's business district, located along Highway 10, has made it a convenient stop for travelers. It is still a bustling vibrant community with opportunity for both agriculture and industry.

In 1990, when Newman's Manufacturing decided to locate in Royalton and was looking for a site, the City Council "stepped up to the plate" and donated the old ball field for the company's new location. Today the company has 60 employees in their new facility along Highway 10.

Royalton Industrial Park

Population
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Population

Population2000201020182023
Royalton9251,2421,2751,297

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Population by Age

Population201020182023
0-4147131131
5-9125130132
10-1470117131
15-198077102
20-24706059
25-291078766
30-341129296
35-39889994
40-44678692
45-49846775
50-54546359
55-59776352
60-64445853
65-69276350
70-74253450
75-79201925
80-84231314
85+221815
18+849852838
Median Age313231

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Population by Race

Royalton2018
Total1,275.000
White Alone98.040
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.000
Asian Alone0.550
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races1.410
Hispanic Origin1.100
Diversity Index6.000

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Growth Rate

Royalton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020182023
Households360455462468
Housing Units368487497506
Owner Occupied Units345359
Renter Occupied Units117110
Vacant Units3538

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Home Value

Royalton20182023
Median Home Value$162,129$169,554
Average Home Value$166,667$174,860
<$50,0002524
$50,000 - $99,9994542
$100,000 - $149,9997873
$150,000 - $199,999101101
$200,000 - $249,9994653
$250,000 - $299,9992938
$300,000 - $399,9991722
$400,000 - $499,99944
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-2009160
1990-199935
1980-198967
1970-197932
1960-196937
1950-19596
1940-194940
1939 or Before112

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

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Income
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Income

Royalton20182023
Median Household$47,773$49,610
Average Household$61,149$66,800
Per Capita$21,976$23,948

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Household Income Base

Royalton2018
<$15,00052
$15,000 - $24,99935
$25,000 - $34,99972
$35,000 - $49,99981
$50,000 - $74,99998
$75,000 - $99,99962
$100,000 - $149,99948
$150,000 - $199,9995
$200,000+9

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+632
In-County Residents255
Out-of-County Residents370
Drive Alone559
Carpooled35
Public Transport0
Work at Home24
Less than 5 minutes52
5-9 minutes55
10-14 minutes68
15-19 minutes54
20-24 minutes65
25-29 minutes66
30-34 minutes156
35-39 minutes14
40-44 minutes24
45-59 minutes38
60-89 minutes13
90+ minutes3
Average Travel Time23

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees568
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction8
Manufacturing17
Wholesale Trade28
  
Retail Trade100
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers65
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip9
Food & Beverage Stores12
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations8
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers6
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse20
Information2
  
Finance & Insurance17
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn14
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other3
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt10
Educational Services270
HealthCare/Social Assist28
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs44
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places44
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin17
Auto Repair/Maintenance3
Public Administration Emp5

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

Educational Attainment (25+)

Royalton2018
Some High School51
Graduated High School189
Associates Degree129
Bachelor's Degree100
Graduate Degree42

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses48
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus2
Manufacturing Bus4
Wholesale Trade Bus5
  
Retail Trade Bus8
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus2
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus2
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus2
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus3
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus3
Educational Services Bus3
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus2
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus4
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus4
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus7
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus2
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2018-11-26

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The Gateway to the Northern Minnesota Vacationland

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Morrison County, the gateway to the Northern Minnesota vacationland, is located 100 miles northwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Little more than a 90 minute drive via the four lane highway system. The area offers an abundance of wildlife, lakes, streams, snowmobiling and cross country ski trails. Beautiful parks and trails create endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation.