The Full Wiki

Taylor, Texas: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Taylor, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Taylor, Texas
Coordinates: 30°34′21″N 97°25′00″W / 30.5725°N 97.4166667°W / 30.5725; -97.4166667
Country United States
State Texas
County Williamson
 - Total 13.6 sq mi (35.1 km2)
 - Land 13.5 sq mi (35.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 13,575
 Density 1,003.2/sq mi (387.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76574
Area code(s) 512
FIPS code 48-71948[1]
GNIS feature ID 1369631[2]

Taylor is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,575 at the 2000 census; it was 15,014 in the 2005 census estimate. The T. Don Hutto Residential Center, opened in May 2006, is located in Taylor.[3]



In 1876 the Texas Land Company auctioned lots in anticipation of the arrival of the International-Great Northern Railroad when Taylor was founded that year. The city was named after Edward Moses Taylor, a railroad official, under the name Taylorsville which officially became Taylor in 1892. Immigrants from Czechoslovakia and other Slavic states, as well as from Germany and Austria, helped establish the town. It soon became a busy shipping point for cattle, grain, and cotton.

By 1878 the town had 1,000 residents and thirty-two businesses, twenty-nine of which were destroyed by fire in 1879. Recovery was rapid, however, and more substantial buildings were constructed. In 1882 the Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway reached the community, and machine shops and a roundhouse serviced both rail lines. In 1882 the town was incorporated with a mayor-council form of city government, and in 1883 a public school system replaced a number of private schools.

By 1890 Taylor had two banks and the first savings and loan institution in Texas. An electric company, a cotton compress, and several newspapers were among the new enterprises. A water line from the San Gabriel River, a 100-man volunteer fire department, imported and local entertainment, and an annual fair made noteworthy news items by 1900.

Taylor is also the hometown of Bill Pickett, Tex Avery, K.C. Jones, and birthplace of former Texas governor Dan Moody.


Taylor is located at 30°34′21″N 97°25′00″W / 30.572371°N 97.416546°W / 30.572371; -97.416546Coordinates: 30°34′21″N 97°25′00″W / 30.572371°N 97.416546°W / 30.572371; -97.416546 (30.572371, -97.416546),[4] about 17 miles east of Round Rock and 29 miles northeast of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35.1 km²), of which, 13.5 square miles (35.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,575 people, 4,730 households, and 3,429 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,003.2 people per square mile (387.4/km²). There were 5,079 housing units at an average density of 375.3/sq mi (144.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.86% White, 14.21% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 14.97% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.08% of the population.

There were 4,730 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,549, and the median income for a family was $46,604. Males had a median income of $31,124 versus $25,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,683. About 10.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.


TaylorCNET[1] is a collaborative partnership between the city of Taylor, Taylor ISD, Taylor Economic Development, Williamson County, the Taylor Housing Authority, Johns Community Hospital, Taylor Chamber of Commerce and Temple College at Taylor. The organization's purpose is to improve the quality of life in Taylor through technology. TaylorCNET is governed by a five-member board of directors.

Using a $500,000 grant from the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, the organization has built a technology center within the city's old middle school, including a computer lab, a videoconferencing center, and "office for a day" facilities. 14 public access points have been added in other locations throughout Taylor.


The local newspaper is the Taylor Daily Press, formerly owned by the legendary Texas publisher Frank W. Mayborn.



  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "[ The ICE T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility: maintaining family unity, enforcing immigration laws]." U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. April 2007. Retrieved on April 20, 2009.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address