Royalton, Pennsylvania

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Royalton is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2003 census, the borough population was 963. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Royalton is located at 40°11′18″N 76°43′38″W / 40.18833°N 76.72722°W / 40.18833; -76.72722 (40.188325, -76.727280)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it is land and 2.78% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 963 people, 395 households, and 270 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,774.8 people per square mile (1,062.3/km²). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 1,195.8/sq mi (457.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.43% White, 0.52% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.83% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

There were 395 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,917, and the median income for a family was $44,821. Males had a median income of $34,688 versus $26,513 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,029. About 4.8% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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