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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

Royalton

Population

Total Population

1,298

Population
Growth Rate

0.42%

Median Age

32

Diversity Index

6.400

Housing & Income

Households

470

Total Housing Units

506


Owner Occupied

338

Renter Occupied

132

Vacant

36

Median Home Value

$146,458


Average Home Value

$187,317

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.30%


Per Capita Income

1.71%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,948 $55,972


Average Household

$65,901 $71,453


Per Capita

$23,510 $25,584

Workforce

Total Businesses

51

Total Employed

476

Workers 16+

669

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

234

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

43

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

43

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

40

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

33

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

28

Some
High School

55

Graduated
High School

213

Associates
Degree

114

Bachelor's
Degree

125

Graduate
Degree

44

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

282

Non-Resident Commuters

384

Drive Alone

585

Carpooled

43

Public

0

Work At Home

18