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Royal, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Royal had a population of 458 as of July 1, 2015. Royal ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Royal is located at latitude 43.0644 and longitude -95.2837 in Clay County. 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. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

The City of Royal (GNIS ID: 2396443) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Royal is located within Township of Clay, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Royal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Royal, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 458
Population in Households 458
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,526
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $89,352
Average Home Value $133,660


Median Household Income $54,434
Average Household Income $64,012
Per Capita Income $27,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.48%
Households 0.69% 0.6%
Families 1.51% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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, 2015 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 # 490 52nd
Population Density1 # 94 91st
Diversity Index2 # 243 76th
Median Household Income # 422 58th
Per Capita Income # 399 61st

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