Royston, Georgia Population 2024

2,635

Royston is a city located in Franklin County and Hart County Georgia. Royston has a 2024 population of 2,635. Royston is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -0.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,645 in 2020.

The average household income in Royston is $51,930 with a poverty rate of 32.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Royston is 39.7 years, 35 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

Royston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Royston was:

  • White: 68.85%
  • Black or African American: 27.98%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
773.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.38% (-10)
The current population of Royston, Georgia is 2,635 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,645.

Royston, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,58768.85%
Black or African American64527.98%
Two or more races391.69%
Asian341.48%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Royston Population by Race

Royston Population Pyramid 2024

Royston Median Age

39.7

Total

35

Male

44.7

Female

Royston Adults

There are 1,721 adults, (472 of whom are seniors) in Royston.

Royston Age Dependency

84.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Royston Sex Ratio

Female1,26654.92%
Male1,03945.08%

Royston Population by Age

Royston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9762.2152.547.5
Non Family4851.1356.143.9
Married2683.2976.123.9
Female1903.378.491.6
Male332.7960.639.4
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3.23

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

52.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Royston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Royston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Royston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.97%.

Royston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,226

Average Earnings

$49,286

Average Male

$32,760

Average Female

Royston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Royston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Royston Language

96.28% of Royston residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Royston Language

Royston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,48935223.64%
Black60629548.68%
Asian3434100%
Multiple261453.85%
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32.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.37%

Male Poverty Rate

32.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Royston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Royston is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Royston is White, with 23.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.25%.

Royston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.58%
Some College23.26%
High School21.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%
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Royston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.13%
Female Employed14.63%
Male Employed11.43%
Male Unemployed
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Royston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Royston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Royston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

27.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Royston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Royston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Royston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Royston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

102

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Royston Veterans by War

count

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Royston Veterans by Age

count

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Royston Veterans by Race

Royston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

67.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Royston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Royston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Royston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Royston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.1%

Born in Royston

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

2.6%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Royston residents were born in the United States, with 74.1% having been born in Georgia. 2.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Royston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,610-5-0.19%
20282,615-5-0.19%
20272,620-5-0.19%
20262,625-5-0.19%
20252,630-5-0.19%
20242,635-5-0.19%
20232,640-5-0.19%
20222,645-5-0.19%
20212,65050.19%
20202,645773%
20192,56870.27%
20182,561-9-0.35%
20172,570361.42%
20162,534-14-0.55%
20152,548-1-0.04%
20142,549-7-0.27%
20132,556110.43%
20122,545-15-0.59%
20112,560-11-0.43%
20102,571
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Royston Population by Year