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Royston, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Royston had a population of 2,651 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Royston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,651
Population in Households 2,379
Population in Familes 1,888
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density2 778
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $35,564
Average Household Income $47,654
Per Capita Income $18,716


Total Housing Units 1,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $132,337
Average Home Value $164,330


Total Households 1,085
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 674
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% 0.35%
Households -0.02% 0.29%
Families 1.08% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 2018 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 # 248 61st
Population Density # 219 65th
Diversity Index # 415 34th
Median Household Income # 438 30th
Per Capita Income # 464 26th

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