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The City of Royston had a population of 2,624 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Royston, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,624
Daytime Population: Workers 3,058
Daytime Population: Residents 1,550
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,608
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.76
Population in Households 2,341
Population in Familes 1,866
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density2 770
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $33,742
Average Household Income $47,348
Per Capita Income $18,623


Total Housing Units 1,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 574 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 500 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $132,237
Average Home Value $160,565


Total Households 1,073
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 669
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.18%
Households -0.18% 0.11%
Families 1.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2017 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 # 220 65th
Diversity Index # 414 34th
Median Household Income # 450 28th
Per Capita Income # 428 32nd

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