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Town of Royal Center
Royal Center Carnegie Library, 203 North Chicago St.
Royal Center Carnegie Library, 203 North Chicago St.
Location of Royal Center in Cass County, Indiana.
Location of Royal Center in Cass County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
Township Boone
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
735 ft (224 m)
 • Total 802
 • Density 1,404.55/sq mi (542.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-66222
GNIS feature ID 0449723

Royal Center is a town in Boone Township, Cass County, Indiana, United States. The population was 861 at the 2010 census.


Royal Center had its start in the year 1846 by the building of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad through that territory. It was supposedly named after a place in New York.


Royal Center is located at 40°51′50″N 86°29′59″W / 40.86389°N 86.49972°W / 40.86389; -86.49972 (40.863955, -86.499787).

According to the 2010 census, Royal Center has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.55 km2), all land. Royal Center is the fourth-largest town by population in Cass County, and the third-largest town by land area.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 306
1880 399 30.4%
1890 527 32.1%
1900 657 24.7%
1910 909 38.4%
1920 900 −1.0%
1930 777 −13.7%
1940 865 11.3%
1950 876 1.3%
1960 966 10.3%
1970 987 2.2%
1980 908 −8.0%
1990 859 −5.4%
2000 832 −3.1%
2010 861 3.5%
2020 802 −6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 861 people, 342 households, and 234 families living in the town. The population density was 1,435.0 inhabitants per square mile (554.1/km2). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 623.3 per square mile (240.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.4% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 342 households, of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 38 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.


Education in Royal Center is currently centered on the Pioneer Regional School Corporation. A small school in an agricultural community, it has proven to be an academic leader and resource for the community.

The Pioneer Regional School Corporation consists of five townships, four of which are in Cass County-Boone, Harrison, Jefferson, and Noble-and one in White County-Cass township. The corporation has in it 153 square miles (400 km2) and includes the communities of Lucerne, Headlee, Lake Cicott, and Royal Center. The only existing and occupied building eliminated during the reorganization process was the school at Lucerne, which was closed in 1966 when the Jr.-Sr. High School building was completed and occupied. The corporation also has one elementary building, which, along with Pioneer Junior – Senior High School, is located in Royal Center.

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