Royston, Georgia Population 2020

2,641

Royston is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 2,641, it is the 211th largest city in Georgia and the 6645th largest city in the United States. Royston is currently growing at a rate of 1.38% annually and its population has increased by 2.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,582 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Royston has a population density of 775 people per square mile.

The average household income in Royston is $33,730 with a poverty rate of 30.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $568 per month, and the median house value is $93,300. The median age in Royston is 36.5 years, 32.8 years for males, and 41.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 71.2 males.

Royston Demographics

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

  • White: 74.94%
  • Black or African American: 22.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.60%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Royston, Georgia is 2,641, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,569.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,582.

Royston, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,24674.94%
Black or African American67322.46%
Two or More Races782.60%

Royston Population Pyramid 2020

Royston Median Age

36.5


Total

32.8


Male

41.3


Female

Royston Adults

There are 2,241 adults, (691 of whom are seniors) in Royston.

Royston Age Dependency

93.4

Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Royston Sex Ratio

Female

1,751

58.43%

Male

1,246

41.57%

Royston Households and Families

Royston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Royston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.8%39.2%
Male48.2%51.8%
All41.3%58.7%
Non Family36.7%63.3%
Female27.6%72.4%

41.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2072.3641.3
Non Family5501.136.7
Married3113.4960.8
Female2903.1327.6
Male564.4548.2

3.29

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Royston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1568.00%
9th to 12th Grade33917.38%
High School Graduate74938.41%
Some College28714.72%
Associates Degree1728.82%
Bachelors Degree1849.44%
Graduate Degree633.23%

Royston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,5211,175236
Black42327411
Hispanic66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,583$32,857$23,164
Less Than High School$16,366$15,995$
High School Grad$21,977$$21,750
Some College$31,473$39,405$21,042
Bachelors Degree$41,389$46,094$41,065
Graduate Degree$47,500$43,333$52,000

$25,583

Average Earnings

$32,857

Average Male

$23,164

Average Female

Royston Language

Royston Language by Age

Royston Language

99.57% of Royston residents speak only English, while 0.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.22% of the population.

Royston Poverty

Royston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,08850023.95%
Black65835654.10%
Multiple781823.08%

30.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.69%

Male Poverty Rate

33.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Royston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Royston is Black, with 54.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Royston is Multiple, with 23.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.35%
High School31.90%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater8.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.95%
Male Unemployed36.36%
Female Employed13.73%
Male Employed13.59%

Royston Income

Royston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$21,594$33,730
Families$35,324$44,188
Married Families$58,942-
Non Families$15,549$19,431

Royston Marital Status

Royston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

23.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Royston Married by Age and Sex

Royston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Royston Marital Status by Race

Royston Veterans

124

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
Second Gulf War24
World War II17
First Gulf War13
Korea6
Age Group Veterans
75+35
55 to 6429
65 to 7423
35 to 5423
18 to 3414
Name Veterans % of Total
White1086.16%
Black163.40%

$Royston Veterans by Education

21.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Royston Employment Status

49.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.7%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Royston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.61%

Born in Georgia

99.37%

Native Born

0.63%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.37% of Royston residents were born in the United States, with 75.61% having been born in Georgia. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,641361.38%
20192,605361.40%
20182,569-3-0.12%
20172,572361.42%
20162,536-13-0.51%
20152,549-3-0.12%
20142,552-5-0.20%
20132,557100.39%
20122,547-14-0.55%
20112,561-10-0.39%
20102,5710.00%