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Royston, Georgia - Basic Facts

Royston is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Royston.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hart County at latitude 34.2871 and longitude -83.1101. Hart County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

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Royston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,559
Population in Households 2,318
Population in Familes 1,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 241
Population Density1 756
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,070
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 485 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $96,244
Average Home Value $124,615


Median Household Income $31,852
Average Household Income $37,604
Per Capita Income $14,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.21% -0.22%
Households -0.37% -0.21%
Families 1.89% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 222 65th
Diversity Index2 # 413 34th
Median Household Income # 425 32nd
Per Capita Income # 519 17th

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