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Taylor, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Taylor had a population of 2,557 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Taylor is located at latitude 31.1688 and longitude -85.4758 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Taylor (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 331 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Taylor are located in Houston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Geneva County.

The Town of Taylor (GNIS ID: 2406717) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Taylor is located within Madrid Division of Houston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taylor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Taylor, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,557
Population in Households 2,557
Population in Familes 2,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 347
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 897
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 685
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 704 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $108,841
Average Home Value $147,834


Median Household Income $48,482
Average Household Income $54,928
Per Capita Income $20,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 1.21%
Households 1.15% 1.24%
Families 1.12% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Taylor, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taylor to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 182 69th
Population Density1 # 209 64th
Diversity Index2 # 378 35th
Median Household Income # 114 81st
Per Capita Income # 284 51st

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