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Town of Royal Center
Town
Location of Royal Center in the state of Indiana
Location of Royal Center in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
Township Boone
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 861
 • Estimate (2012) 851
 • Density 1,435.0/sq mi (554.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46978
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.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 837 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 861 people, 342 households, and 234 families residing 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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 832 people, 330 households, and 235 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,660.5 people per square mile (642.5/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 694.5 per square mile (268.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.04% White, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% 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 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $52,167. Males had a median income of $33,833 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,440. About 2.8% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.


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