Royston, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 2,576 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 1,125  (43.7%)
Females: 1,451  (56.3%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30662.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $20,952 (it was $22,024 in 2000)
Royston:

$20,952
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,310 (it was $14,750 in 2000)

Royston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,952 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Royston:

$95,952
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,359; detached houses: $147,730; mobile homes: $71,673

Median gross rent in 2017: $545.

March 2019 cost of living index in Royston: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.9%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.8% for Black residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Royston, GA (2010)
    • 1,84271.3%White alone
    • 58122.5%Black alone
    • 823.2%Hispanic
    • 421.6%Two or more races
    • 240.9%Asian alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Royston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Royston, Georgia as of January 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Royston is 173 to 1.


Crime rates in Royston by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(36.6)
1
(36.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(73.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(3,004)
70
(2,553)
45
(1,629)
56
(2,121)
72
(2,752)
73
(2,814)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)135.5109.465.292.4110.1112.6

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City-data.com crime index in Royston, GA

Crime rate in Royston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.49
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (29.6%), English (8.2%), Scottish (3.3%), German (2.8%), European (2.6%), Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 898 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 753 people per square mile   (low).

Royston, Georgia map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,256 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $960 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (27.7 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (82.6 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (578.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Franklin Springs, GA (1.4 miles ),
Canon, GA (2.0 miles ),
Broad River, GA (2.2 miles ),
Eagle Grove, GA (2.4 miles),
Bowersville, GA (2.5 miles ),
Bowman, GA (2.7 miles ),
Carnesville, GA (3.0 miles ),
Sandy Cross, GA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.29 N, Longitude: 83.11 W

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Royston, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Royston, GA in 2017
Royston satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Royston, GA
Historical housing units in Royston, GA
Most common industries in Royston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.2%)
  • Chemicals (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Chemicals (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Royston, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Royston, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Royston-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Royston city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Royston-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 115.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 275.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 245.8 miles away from Royston center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hart County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Royston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Royston:

  • TY COBB HEALTHCARE SYSTEM LONG (545 COOK STREET)
  • DCA OF ROYSTON (611 COOK STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Royston:

  • TY COBB REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, LLC Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • HART COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • HERITAGE INN OF HARTWELL (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • HARTWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • LAKE HARTWELL KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)
  • TUGALOO HOME HEALTH AGENCY, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LAVONIA, GA)
  • HART CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARTWELL, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Royston:

  • Athens Technical College (about 25 miles; Athens, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 28 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 31 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 32 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Clemson University (about 32 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Piedmont College (about 32 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Brenau University (about 41 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)

Public elementary/middle school in Royston:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Royston Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Royston include: Church of God (A), Royston Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Royston: Royston Commercial Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Franklin Inn (1234 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Gary Walker - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Feb 28, 1973), Terry Kay - Best papa ever, Tony Jones (offensive tackle) - Football player, Tinsley Ginn - Baseball player.

Hart County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Royston in 2000:

  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Royston (2011 data):

  • Pinnacle Bank: Royston Branch at 861 Church Street, branch established on 1935/08/05. Info updated 2008/11/07: Bank assets: $576.6 mil, Deposits: $509.5 mil, headquarters in Elberton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Financial Corporation
  • Northeast Georgia Bank: Royston Branch at 155 Franklin Springs Street, branch established on 1978/06/05. Info updated 2009/03/09: Bank assets: $417.3 mil, Deposits: $375.1 mil, headquarters in Lavonia, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Royston:

Marital status in Royston, GA
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 16.4%
  • Divorced: 20.5%

For population 25 years and over in Royston:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Royston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Royston, GA (based on Hart County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,01739
Catholic2,6501
Mainline Protestant2,12812
Black Protestant5073
Other1152
None6,796-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Hart County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hart County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Hart County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Hart County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.8%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hart County:

27.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hart County:

13.4%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.8%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Royston:

47.1%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Royston:

20.3%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Royston:

11.5%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Royston:

77.3%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Royston, GA Residents

Royston government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $65,000 ($25.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($13.98)
    Gas Utilities: $8,000 ($3.11)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.78)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,955,000 ($758.93)
    Police Protection: $935,000 ($362.97)
    Water Utilities: $565,000 ($219.33)
    Central Staff Services: $483,000 ($187.50)
    Regular Highways: $405,000 ($157.22)
    Sewerage: $377,000 ($146.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000 ($102.87)
    General - Other: $191,000 ($74.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $72,000 ($27.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $49,000 ($19.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000 ($17.47)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($10.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($8.93)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($3.11)
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($2.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($2.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($1.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($20.19)
    Other - Police Protection: $7,000 ($2.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $351,000 ($136.26)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($90.84)
    Gas Utilities: $69,000 ($26.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $67,000 ($26.01)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($20.19)
    Libraries: $45,000 ($17.47)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($14.36)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($6.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,716,000 ($666.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($5.43)

Royston government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $366,000 ($142.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $279,000 ($108.31)
    Other: $104,000 ($40.37)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($2.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $32,000 ($12.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $506,000 ($196.43)
    Other: $296,000 ($114.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $73,000 ($28.34)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($9.70)
    Royalties: $6,000 ($2.33)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($1.55)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.78)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $2,485,000 ($964.67)
    Water Utilities: $549,000 ($213.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $147,000 ($57.07)
  • Tax - Property: $516,000 ($200.31)
    Public Utilities Sales: $208,000 ($80.75)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $129,000 ($50.08)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $70,000 ($27.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000 ($11.26)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000 ($4.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.78)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.39)

Royston government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $647,000 ($251.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $478,000 ($185.56)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $323,000 ($125.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $154,000 ($59.78)

Royston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,475,000 ($572.59)

6.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Franklin County, GA  1.38% ($34,547 average AGI)
from Elbert County, GA  0.72% ($28,230)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.33% ($63,929)


5.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Franklin County, GA  1.25% ($39,733 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.52% ($29,795)
to Elbert County, GA  0.51% ($24,465)
Businesses in Royston, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Royston:

  • WBIC (810 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: DIANE E. HAWKINS)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKLY (980 AM; 1 kW; HARTWELL, GA; Owner: JAMES E. HICKS & BILLIE F. HICKS, PARTNERS)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Royston:

  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WWRK-FM (92.1 FM; ELBERTON, GA; Owner: RADIO ELBERTON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Royston:

  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W52AA (Channel 52; CARNESVILLE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
Royston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Royston fatal accident list:

Jan 1, 2007 04:51 PM, Sr-17, Lat: 34.281575, Lon: -83.110662, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 11, Fatalities: 1
May 4, 1999 07:19 PM, Sr-17, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 1992 03:55 PM, Sr8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 23, 1991 08:00 PM, Sr8, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 1986 10:51 PM, 122, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 1980 08:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jul 1, 1977 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 15.1mTotal length
  • $2,988,000Total costs
  • 12,800Total average daily traffic
  • 123Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,200Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Royston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Victoria Bryant State Park (Lat: 34.304000 Lon: -83.162917), Call Sign: KJH525, Licensee ID: L00011952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 31.1000 MHz, 31.1400 MHz, Grant Date: 05/25/2012, Expiration Date: 08/19/2022, Registrant: State Of Georgia, 47 Trinity Ave Sw 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-2042, Fax: (404) 657-0320, Email:
  • 1711 Royston Bypass (Lat: 34.287611 Lon: -83.091528), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPMF675,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/1998, Expiration Date: 07/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003, Certifier: Susan Brooks, Registrant: Erisson Inc, 2970 Clairmaont Rd Ste 825, Atlanta, GA 30329, Fax: (404) 636-1518
  • 2.6 Mi S (Lat: 34.250389 Lon: -83.123194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 110 m, Call Sign: WNDD930, Licensee ID: L00008228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.300 MHz, 451.350 MHz, 451.400 MHz, Grant Date: 04/28/1997, Expiration Date: 03/13/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2001, Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications Incorporated, 675 W Peachtree St Ne 24p73 Bsc, Atlanta, GA 30375, Phone: (706) 283-9022
  • Church Street 160 (Lat: 34.287056 Lon: -83.110139), Call Sign: KNAN714,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.100 MHz, 451.100 MHz, 456.100 MHz, 456.125 MHz, 456.575 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2001, Expiration Date: 04/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2002, Registrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005-3096, Phone: (202) 756-8281, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:
  • Lat: 34.284389 Lon: -83.124333, Call Sign: WPWA532,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2002, Expiration Date: 09/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/01/2012, Certifier: William Graham, Registrant: Erc Parts Inc, 4001 Cobb International Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone: (800) 241-6880, Fax: (770) 951-1875, Email:
  • 1711 Royston By Pass (Lat: 34.465833 Lon: -83.159167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.9 m, Overall height: 44.5 m, Call Sign: WPXI298, Licensee ID: L00167215,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2013, Expiration Date: 04/09/2023, Certifier: Frank J Ginn, Registrant: Franklin County Board Of Commissioners, Carnesville, GA 30521, Phone: (706) 384-7118, Fax: (706) 384-7089, Email:
  • .40 Km Off Hwy 281 (Lat: 34.250278 Lon: -83.123333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 78 m, Overall height: 103 m, Call Sign: WQGX963,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, 156.210 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/17/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2008, Certifier: Terrell D Partain, Registrant: Hart County Board Of Commissioners, 800 Chandler St., Hartwell, GA 30643, Phone: (703) 376-3930, Fax: (706) 856-5316, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Royston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Royston)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Royston, GA
Most common first names in Royston, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8771.6 years
William6774.7 years
Mary5878.6 years
John5472.5 years
Annie3778.6 years
Robert3769.0 years
Charles2970.6 years
George2970.2 years
Willie2772.9 years
Ruby2383.0 years
Most common last names in Royston, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7873.1 years
Phillips7677.7 years
Brown5473.3 years
Hart4276.5 years
Dove3676.6 years
Royston3171.2 years
Fowler3074.0 years
Strickland2974.1 years
Bryant2879.5 years
Roach2572.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Royston, GA
  • 62.4%Electricity
  • 33.1%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Royston, GA
  • 59.2%Electricity
  • 36.9%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Royston compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Royston on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
There are 5 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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