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Royal, Nebraska
Village
Royal, seen from the east along U.S. Highway 20
Royal, seen from the east along U.S. Highway 20
Location of Royal, Nebraska
Location of Royal, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Antelope
Established 1890
Area
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,880 ft (573 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 63
 • Estimate 
(2019)
58
 • Density 408.45/sq mi (158.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68773
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-42495
GNIS feature ID 0832761

Royal is a village in Antelope County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 63 at the 2010 census.

History

The community was established in 1890 (or 1880), and was originally named "Savage". The community was renamed after Royal Thayer, who helped establish the post office.

Geography

Royal is located at 42°20′1″N 98°7′26″W / 42.33361°N 98.12389°W / 42.33361; -98.12389 (42.333688, −98.123833).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 202
1930 217 7.4%
1940 193 −11.1%
1950 157 −18.7%
1960 93 −40.8%
1970 86 −7.5%
1980 86 0.0%
1990 81 −5.8%
2000 75 −7.4%
2010 63 −16.0%
2019 (est.) 58 −7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 63 people, 29 households, and 14 families living in the village. The population density was 450.0 inhabitants per square mile (173.7/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 271.4 per square mile (104.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6%.

Of the 29 households 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.7% were non-families. 41.4% of households were one person and 17.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 45.1 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 36.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 55.6% male and 44.4% female.

Parks and recreation

The Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park is located six miles from Royal. The park features well preserved skeletons of prehistoric animals, and is a joint project of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the University of Nebraska State Museum.


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