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Royal, West Virginia

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Census Data for Royal ...

So far, we have found very little information about Royal. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Royal to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Royal, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Royal has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Royal, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Beckley16,972   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 Oak Hill8,544   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Raleigh County ...

Royal is located in Raleigh County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Raleigh County.

Population Rings for Royal ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Royal and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Royal. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Royal, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]728,578+0.1%
15 mi   [24 km]1235,694-0.79%
20 mi   [32 km]1438,536-0.9%
25 mi   [40 km]2042,447-1.06%
30 mi   [48 km]2747,939-1.71%

Miscellaneous Information for Royal ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Raleigh County or the community of Royal:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Royal:

GNIS ID for Royal: 1555536

GNIS ID for Raleigh County: 1550047

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 081 (Raleigh County)

Place Code: 70660 (Royal)

State & County Code: 54/081 (West Virginia / Raleigh County)

State & Place Code: 54/70660 (West Virginia / Royal)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Royal would have been located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Royal.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Royal. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Royal) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Royal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Royal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8561, Longitude: -81.0554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal have been estimated.

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Royal.