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Royal, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Royal is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clay County at latitude 43.0644 and longitude -95.2837. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Royal, but most people and references simply refer to it as Royal, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Royal indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Royal (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Royal, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 447
Population in Households 447
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,489
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $84,821
Average Home Value $119,901


Median Household Income $52,023
Average Household Income $56,968
Per Capita Income $23,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.05% -0.04%
Households 0.37% 0.1%
Families 1.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.


Royal, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Royal to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 495 51st
Population Density1 # 101 90th
Diversity Index2 # 199 80th
Median Household Income # 530 48th
Per Capita Income # 701 31st

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