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Royal City, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Royal City had a population of 2,149 as of July 1, 2017. Royal City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Royal City is located at latitude 46.9056 and longitude -119.6241 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Royal City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of Royal City (GNIS ID: 2411011) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Royal City is located within Mattawa-Royal City Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Royal City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Royal City: Red Rock, Royal.

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Royal City, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,149
Daytime Population: Workers 820
Daytime Population: Residents 1,213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,033
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,079
Population in Familes 1,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 1,596
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $28,873
Average Household Income $43,338
Per Capita Income $10,381


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (61.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $106,111
Average Home Value $125,279


Total Households 484
Average Household Size 4.3
Family Households 436
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.06% 0.1%
Households -0.06% 0.04%
Families -0.09% 0.05%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   3.68%

Royal City, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Royal City to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 304 52nd
Population Density # 183 71st
Diversity Index # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 623 1st
Per Capita Income # 626 0th

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