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Royal City
Royal City, Washington
Location of Royal City, Washington
Location of Royal City, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Grant
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,063 ft (324 m)
 • Total 1,776
 • Density 1,921.82/sq mi (742.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-60230
GNIS feature ID 1512626

Royal City is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,776 at the 2020 census.


Royal City was founded in 1956 and officially incorporated on February 14, 1962. The townsite was previously named Royal Flats, and the entire area Royal Slope, thus the name Royal City. During the 1960s, there was a Titan I ICBM silo located near the town.

Today, this small farming community is most known for producing a wide variety of crops, thanks to a long growing season. Apples, cherries, peaches, timothy and alfalfa hay, melons, potatoes, onions, wine grapes, pears, mint and corn are grown in this area. The Royal slope area is a popular place for birders, hunters, and golfers as well.

The Royal Knights (Royal High School) have won division 1A state football titles in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2015. The Royal High Knight mascot and colors, black and gold, were selected by the ASB class officers of 1965.


Royal City is located at 46°54′7″N 119°37′38″W / 46.90194°N 119.62722°W / 46.90194; -119.62722 (46.901899, -119.627220).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 477
1980 676 41.7%
1990 1,104 63.3%
2000 1,823 65.1%
2010 2,140 17.4%
2020 1,776 −17.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,140 people, 486 households, and 439 families living in the city. The population density was 1,585.2 inhabitants per square mile (612.0/km2). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 365.9 per square mile (141.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 45.7% White, 1.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 48.7% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 88.7% of the population.

There were 486 households, of which 72.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 16.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 9.7% were non-families. 4.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.26 and the average family size was 4.20.

The median age in the city was 22.4 years. 40.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 14.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 11.8% were from 45 to 64; and 2.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

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