Our Communities

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

1,312

Population
Growth Rate

0.47%

Median Age

32

Diversity Index

6.200

Housing & Income

Households

477

Total Housing Units

512


Owner Occupied

346

Renter Occupied

130

Vacant

35

Median Home Value

$166,892


Average Home Value

$202,240

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.40%


Per Capita Income

1.27%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,491 $56,743


Average Household

$65,627 $69,870


Per Capita

$23,606 $25,139

Workforce

Total Businesses

57

Total Employed

557

Workers 16+

667

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

284

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

44

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

43

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

43

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

34

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

33

Some
High School

39

Graduated
High School

233

Associates
Degree

91

Bachelor's
Degree

119

Graduate
Degree

44

Average Commute Time

25 min.



Resident Commuters

293

Non-Resident Commuters

370

Drive Alone

564

Carpooled

59

Public

0

Work At Home

18