County population in 2014: 6,143 (all rural); it was 6,958 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,040 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,023 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,164 Renter-occupied apartments: 616 (it was 660 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 534 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Taylor County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $897 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $876 (1.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 41.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.7% for American Indian residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 82.3% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.8%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.7% for American Indian residents, 28.0% for other race residents, 74.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor County is $379 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Taylor County: Twin Ridge Farms (A), Bloomfield Water Plant (B), Oak Spring (C), Selma Access (D), Bloomfield Speedway (E), Davis County Fairgrounds (F), Troy Elevator (G), Iowa-Missoura Camp (H), Davis County Home (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Taylor County include: Dunnville Church (A), Klondike Church (B), Locust Grove Church (C), Mark Church (D), Midway Church (E), Pleasant Valley Church (F), Pulaski Church (G), Savannah Church (H), Sherman Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Armstrong Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Paris Cemetery (3), Patterson Cemetery (4), Pierce Cemetery (5), Bloomfield South Cemetery (6), Pollard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Batten Branch (A), Bear Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Burr Oak Creek (D), Butter Creek (E), Center Branch Fox River (F), Hickory Creek (G), South Chequest Creek (H), Soap Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Taylor County include: Troy Park (1), Soap Creek Wildlife Area (2), McGowen Recreation and Wildlife Area (3), West Grove Park (4), Drakesville Park (5), Isaac Mason Historical Marker (6), Nathan Winton Historical Marker (7), West Grove County Park (8), Eldon Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 194 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.3% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
Number of foreign born residents: 142 (30% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 47
1990 to 1994: 24
1985 to 1989: 30
1980 to 1984: 15
1975 to 1979: 14
1970 to 1974: 4
1970 to 1974: 6
1965 to 1969: 2
Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.0%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 2,788
One, attached: 19
3 or 4: 98
5 to 9: 41
20 or more: 23
Mobile homes: 192
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2
Housing units in Taylor County with a mortgage: 582 (56 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 870
0.0% with mortgage
62.8% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Taylor County
Taylor County Religion Details
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.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
3.13 / 10,000 pop.
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
9.39 / 10,000 pop.
5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
6.26 / 10,000 pop.
8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Taylor County:
Average size of farms: 388 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $75,831 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $192.57 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.84% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,061 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.88% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,804 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.92% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.33 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.84% Corn for grain: 68651 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 140 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 69912 harvested acres Vegetables: 13 harvested acres
Taylor County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2787766.2 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/2/1980, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Taylor County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 395.4 miles away from Taylor County center On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the county center On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 385.1 miles away from the county center On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the county center On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 371.0 miles away from Taylor County center On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 258.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
IowaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1737): January 4, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
IowaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 5, 2007 to May 7, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1705): May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
IowaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
IowaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
IowaSevere Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
IowaFlooding, Incident Period: May 8, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1121): June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
IowaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
IowaIce Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-928): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 1
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
Sales and related occupations (5%)
Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
Production occupations (10%)
Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
Personal care and service occupations (8%)
Sales and related occupations (7%)
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Taylor County (%):
United States or American (12%)
French (except Basque) (2%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 2,368 (74%)
Carpooled: 459 (14%)
Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
Bicycle: 5 (0%)
Walked: 100 (3%)
Other means: 11 (0%)
Worked at home: 260 (8%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
People in group quarters in Taylor County, Iowa in 2000:
122 people in nursing homes
54 people in other nonhousehold living situations
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilitiesAverage gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,704.
5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.06% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($17,860 average AGI)
2.42% relocated from other states ($13,240 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,541 (1,366 aged, 175 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 118 (8%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Taylor County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (166)
Atherosclerotic heart disease (84)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (64)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (56)
1,282 married couples with children.
273 single-parent households (87 men, 186 women).
95.4% of residents of Taylor County speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $51,127,000 ($7643 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $566,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $19,125,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,716,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,902,000 Federal grants: $8,391,000 Federal procurement contracts: $563,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,430,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $377,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,130,000 Federal Government insurance: $23,041,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
57 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
68 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +29
+4 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -283
-43 per 1000 residents
-14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Taylor County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.19 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
64% of Taylor County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Iowa.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4669
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Taylor County