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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>

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Our information shows that the community of Royal is historic. The information below applies to the area where Royal would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Royal was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes for surrounding area: (304), (681)<2>

Elevation: 1,240 feet [377.95 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within 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.

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   37° 51' 21"
Lon:   -81° 3' 19"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Prince

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Royal

GNIS ID:   1555536
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 70660

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Royal)

About Raleigh County

The community of Beckley is the County Seat for Raleigh County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Raleigh)


2016:<6>     76,601   (2.86% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     78,859   (0.46% decrease since 2000)
2000:     79,220

Total Area:<7>   609 sq. miles [1,578.2 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   35,931

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Raleigh

GNIS ID:   1550047
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 081

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Royal)

About West Virginia

From the US Census


2016:     1,831,102   (1.18% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Royal)

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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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Royal.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Royal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Royal, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Royal.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Royal. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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