For population 25 years and over in Royalston:
For population 15 years and over in Royalston town:
29 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.1% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (33.9 miles , pop. 172,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (60.7 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (163.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Fitzwilliam, NH (2.4 miles ), Athol, MA (2.5 miles ), Winchendon, MA (2.6 miles ), Baldwinville, MA (2.6 miles ), Warwick, MA (2.7 miles ), Richmond, NH (2.8 miles ), Phillipston, MA (2.8 miles ), Templeton, MA (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 72.18 W
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Royalston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Work and jobs in Royalston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Royalston, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Royalston-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Royalston town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Royalston-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.0 miles away from Royalston center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 21.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from Royalston center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Lysander Cutler - Union Army general, Alexander Bullock - Politician, Asahel Peck - Politician, George C. Richardson - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Royalston:
Operable nuclear power plant near Royalston:
Local government website: www.royalston.com
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Royalston:
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Public elementary/middle school in Royalston:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Royalston and their reported violations in the past:SOUTH ROYALSTON IMPROVEMENT CORP (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Royalston compared to Massachusetts state average:
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Religion statistics for Royalston town (based on Worcester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 135
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Royalston fatal accident list:
Jun 10, 2001 10:29 AM, Sr-32, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 28, 2001 01:56 AM, Winchendon Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 8, 1999 03:00 AM, School St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 13, 1998 02:15 AM, Athol Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1980 09:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Royalston, MA
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $5,930,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,321
Total average daily truck traffic: 440
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 9,337
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Royalston)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.