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The City of Royston had a population of 2,563 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Royston is located at latitude 34.2857 and longitude -83.11 in Hart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Royston (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Royston are located in Hart County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Franklin County.

The City of Royston (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Royston is located within Royston Division of Hart County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Royston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Royston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,563
Population in Households 2,282
Population in Familes 1,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 281
Population Density1 752
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,055
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 657
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 561 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 494 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $125,752
Average Home Value $164,973


Median Household Income $32,548
Average Household Income $45,371
Per Capita Income $17,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.16%
Households -0.48% -0.17%
Families 1.01% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Royston, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Royston to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 250 60th
Population Density1 # 228 64th
Diversity Index2 # 418 33rd
Median Household Income # 445 29th
Per Capita Income # 416 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.