Royalston, Massachusetts

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Royalston, Massachusetts

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High Points

Royalston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Royalston Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Royalston Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 9% Royalston Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Royalston, Massachusetts

Comparing Royalston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 1
Age of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 2
College Educated Adults 7 2
People Above Poverty 7 2
People in Middle Class or Better 6 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 10
Affordability of Rents 4 10
People Living Alone 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Royalston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01331, 01368
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.677
Longitude -72.188

Royalston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
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Royalston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,254 100%
Male 649 51.8%
Female 605 48.2%
Under 18 365 29.1%
18+ 889 70.9%
65+ 123 9.8%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.27
White 1,237 98.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.1%

Estimated Royalston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,368
Growth 114
Growth % 9.1%

Royalston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 15.8%
English 13%
Irish 11.2%
French Canadian 10.5%
US/American 8.5%
Finnish 7.3%
Italian 7.2%
Scottish 4.6%
Lithuanian 3.7%
Polish 3.2%
German 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Swedish 2.1%
European 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Canadian 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Russian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Greek 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Royalston 1,254 $51,818
Athol 11,299 $41,061
Erving 1,467 $47,212
Orange 7,518 $44,128
Phillipston 1,621 $52,011
Warwick 750 $45,795
Winchendon 9,611 $50,086

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Phinehas S. Newton Library
Royalston, Massachusetts
(978) 249-3572

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