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Taylor County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 6,143 (all rural); it was 6,958 in 2000
County 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:

23%
State:

28%

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)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 28%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 69%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Taylor County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,060  (49.8%)
Females: 3,083  (50.2%)
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Taylor County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Taylor County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,130 ($31,297 in 1999)

This county:

$44130
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $344 (lower quartile is $271, upper quartile is $432)
This county:

$344
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,789 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Taylor:

$67,789
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,854 - $113,746
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $805
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 96

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 5
  • Thefts: 14
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $203,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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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%)

Taylor County household income distribution in 2009 Taylor County home values distribution Taylor County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Taylor County:

14.8%
Iowa:

12.7%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Clearfield, Gravity, Blockton, Sharpsburg, Conway, Athelstan.

Taylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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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

Reservoirs: Lake Wapello (A), Lake Fisher (B). 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

Neighboring counties: Bucks County, Pennsylvania , Clarke County , Decatur County , Jefferson County, Ohio , Henry County , Putnam County, Ohio , Page County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Taylor County:

2.0%
Whole state:

3.1%

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%

Taylor County marital status for males Taylor County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,788
  • One, attached: 19
  • Two: 36
  • 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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Taylor County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,57812
Evangelical Protestant55013
Catholic2442
Other1962
None2,749-
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
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Taylor County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Taylor County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.5%

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • 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 (%):

  • Mexico (82%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Brazil (3%)
  • Chile (2%)
  • Thailand (1%)
  • Australia (1%)
  • Canada (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Taylor County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • Swedish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Taylor County mode of transportation to work chart

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 facilities
Average 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)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.75%


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)
Taylor County:

2.42%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, IA  0.55% ($21,308 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.47% ($21,455)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.47% ($35,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.98% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($22,590 average AGI)
1.91% relocated to other states ($21,201 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.91%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Page County, IA  1.10% ($46,269 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($23,563)
to Adams County, IA  0.59% ($33,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Taylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Taylor County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (53)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (47)
  • Unspecified dementia (38)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (29)
  • Senility (29)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (23)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1103.720
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1965.530

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.96
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.36

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,221
  • In family households: 5,121 (1,385 male householders, 362 female householders)
    1,463 spouses, 1,583 children (1,446 natural, 27 adopted, 110 stepchildren), 96 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 24 parents, 46 other relatives, 120 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,100 (471 male householders (384 living alone)), 461 female householders (412 living alone)), 168 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 96 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 957 2-persons, 309 3-persons, 260 4-persons, 130 5-persons, 66 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 796 1-person, 117 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

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:

Births: 374
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 452
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -283
Here -43 per 1000 residents
State -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)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 37
  • 2000 to 2004: 193
  • 1990 to 1999: 170
  • 1980 to 1989: 175
  • 1970 to 1979: 400
  • 1960 to 1969: 300
  • 1950 to 1959: 218
  • 1940 to 1949: 183
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,427
Rooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 220
  • 5 rooms: 495
  • 6 rooms: 505
  • 7 rooms: 408
  • 8 rooms: 289
  • 9+ rooms: 206
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 86
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 130
  • 6 rooms: 101
  • 7 rooms: 104
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 87
  • 2 bedrooms: 617
  • 3 bedrooms: 967
  • 4 bedrooms: 412
  • 5+ bedrooms: 79
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 137
  • 2 bedrooms: 217
  • 3 bedrooms: 182
  • 4 bedrooms: 90
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 66
  • 1 vehicle: 472
  • 2 vehicles: 848
  • 3 vehicles: 527
  • 4 vehicles: 168
  • 5+ vehicles: 83
  • no vehicle: 60
  • 1 vehicle: 255
  • 2 vehicles: 192
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

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.

Taylor County:

63.9%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4669
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 1548
  • South: 298
  • West: 261

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39.4%)
  • Electricity (10.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Utility gas (35.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.2%)
  • Electricity (23.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

0.7%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Taylor County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $407,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,329,000
    Health Services - Other: $573,000
    Police Protection: $553,000
    General - Other: $461,000
    Welfare - Other: $315,000
    Financial Administration: $248,000
    Central Staff Services: $181,000
    General Public Buildings: $142,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $96,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $89,000
    Corrections - Other: $42,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,635,000

Taylor County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $127,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $93,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,528,000
    General Support: $342,000
    Public Welfare: $260,000
    Health & Hospitals: $74,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,527,000
    NEC: $59,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $30,000

Taylor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,542,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 130
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 105
  • Number of recipients under 18: 12
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 77
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 41
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 74
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 52
Taylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Taylor County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Taylor County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6679.1 years
Mary6683.7 years
William4978.0 years
Robert4473.0 years
Helen4083.1 years
George3980.4 years
Charles3878.9 years
Ruth3787.0 years
James3576.8 years
Kenneth3175.4 years
Most common last names in Taylor County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown4978.2 years
Miller3778.3 years
Smith3781.2 years
Thompson2984.3 years
Jones2379.0 years
Stephens2181.2 years
Wilson2083.5 years
Moore2077.9 years
Wurster2082.8 years
Johnson2076.6 years

Businesses in Taylor County, IA

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