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Taylor County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 25,257 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 22,927 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,116
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,642
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,673
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,074 (it was 2,560 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 270 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 94 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Taylor County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Taylor County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 12,210  (48.3%)
Females: 13,047  (51.7%)

Taylor County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Taylor County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,367 ($28,089 in 1999)

This county:

$36367
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $415 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $548)
This county:

$415
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,202 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Taylor:

$97,202
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,559 - $152,205
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $859
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $254

Institutionalized population: 322

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 58
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 85
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2012: 55 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $86,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $799 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $477 (0.7%)

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: 18.0%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
Taylor County:

17.6%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 14.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 16 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor County is $386 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $553 a month.

Cities in this county include: Campbellsville, Saloma, Mannsville.

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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Neighboring counties: Bollinger County, Missouri , Chautauqua County, Kansas , Caldwell County , Crawford County, Kansas , Marin County, California , Larue County , Petersburg city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,403
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 297 (28% naturalized citizens)

Taylor County:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 82
  • 1990 to 1994: 132
  • 1985 to 1989: 19
  • 1980 to 1984: 11
  • 1975 to 1979: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1965 to 1969: 24

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,494
  • One, attached: 221
  • Two: 481
  • 3 or 4: 421
  • 5 to 9: 290
  • 10 to 19: 70
  • 20 or more: 88
  • Mobile homes: 1,103
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Housing units in Taylor County with a mortgage: 2,800 (323 second mortgage, 328 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,010

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Taylor County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,31747
Mainline Protestant3,00818
Catholic1,0152
Black Protestant5463
Other2592
None7,367-
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: 9
Taylor County:

3.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Taylor County:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Taylor County:

11.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

28.3%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Taylor County:

Average size of farms: 117 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,972
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,424
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.72%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,722
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.34
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.33%
Corn for grain: 5687 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 729 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4836 harvested acres
Vegetables: 42 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Taylor County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from Taylor County center
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) earthquake occurred 157.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.1 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 171.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Taylor County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 132.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1537): August 6, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1414): May 7, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1163): March 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyBlizzard, Incident Period: January 5, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1089): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • KentuckySevere Storm, Tornadoes, Hail, Incident Period: May 13, 1995 to May 19, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1055): June 13, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1055, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • KentuckySevere Storm, Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1018): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1018, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze, Snow
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (51%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)

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

  • United States or American (49%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Taylor County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,808 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,193 (12%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 354 (4%)
  • Other means: 83 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 323 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Taylor County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 521 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 136 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Taylor County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 695 people in college/university student housing
  • 177 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,630.

5.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.12% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($17,495 average AGI)
1.86% relocated from other states ($10,629 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.86%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Green County, KY  0.87% ($24,260 average AGI)
from Adair County, KY  0.54% ($26,822)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.32% ($34,333)
from Marion County, KY  0.29% ($16,583)
from Fayette County, KY  0.16% ($35,923)
from Hardin County, KY  0.16% ($14,923)
from Pulaski County, KY  0.12% ($30,100)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.03% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($17,896 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($8,121 average AGI)
Taylor County:

1.52%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adair County, KY  0.56% ($29,426 average AGI)
to Green County, KY  0.46% ($25,026)
to Marion County, KY  0.44% ($19,054)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.42% ($28,171)
to Fayette County, KY  0.26% ($32,409)
to Nelson County, KY  0.19% ($24,188)
to Hardin County, KY  0.18% ($23,133)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Taylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Taylor County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
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: 5,101 (3,770 aged, 1,331 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 449 (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, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (499)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (352)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (207)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (151)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (142)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (110)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (103)
  • Unspecified dementia (92)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (80)
  • Congestive heart failure (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16286.89
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 383.320
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 85016.4

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1187.170
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1111.390
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.42

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47.94
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21.05

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 207.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 134.2
  • Other - 73.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,477
  • In family households: 19,725 (4,785 male householders, 1,856 female householders)
    5,023 spouses, 6,428 children (5,872 natural, 145 adopted, 411 stepchildren), 553 grandchildren, 145 brothers or sisters, 127 parents, 189 other relatives, 502 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,752 (1,366 male householders (1,085 living alone)), 1,825 female householders (1,657 living alone)), 561 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,035 (322 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,211 2-persons, 1,547 3-persons, 1,159 4-persons, 471 5-persons, 159 6-persons, 94 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,742 1-person, 376 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

3,658 married couples with children.
1,270 single-parent households (226 men, 1,044 women).

97.2% of residents of Taylor County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $149,756,000 ($6378 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,351,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,016,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,134,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,423,000
Federal grants: $25,548,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,927,000 ($12,917,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,709,000 ($1,021,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $174,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,429,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,045,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,460
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,333
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +63
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +684
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Taylor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.64 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 58
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,757
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,740
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,604
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,095
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,226
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,576
  • 1940 to 1949: 341
  • 1939 or earlier: 454
Rooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 56
  • 4 rooms: 658
  • 5 rooms: 1,800
  • 6 rooms: 1,907
  • 7 rooms: 1,034
  • 8 rooms: 680
  • 9+ rooms: 492
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 151
  • 3 rooms: 384
  • 4 rooms: 734
  • 5 rooms: 598
  • 6 rooms: 413
  • 7 rooms: 139
  • 8 rooms: 79
  • 9+ rooms: 50
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 110
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,119
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,191
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,052
  • 5+ bedrooms: 191
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 552
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,080
  • 3 bedrooms: 686
  • 4 bedrooms: 223
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 366
  • 1 vehicle: 1,714
  • 2 vehicles: 3,068
  • 3 vehicles: 1,140
  • 4 vehicles: 326
  • 5+ vehicles: 59
  • no vehicle: 515
  • 1 vehicle: 1,302
  • 2 vehicles: 585
  • 3 vehicles: 131
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

59% of Taylor County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Kentucky.

Taylor County:

58.8%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 18994
  • Northeast: 416
  • Midwest: 1798
  • South: 1170
  • West: 194

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Taylor County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.3%)
  • Electricity (37.0%)
  • Wood (9.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Utility gas (58.7%)
  • Electricity (27.6%)
  • Wood (5.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 180
Here:

6.9%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

2.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 924
Here:

71.8%
Kentucky:

18.1%

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:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,251,000
    General - Other: $738,000
    Welfare - Other: $411,000
    Health Services - Other: $347,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $321,000
    Financial Administration: $216,000
    General Public Buildings: $194,000
    Corrections - Other: $161,000
    Parks & Recreation: $149,000
    Central Staff Services: $142,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Fire Protection: $56,000
    Air Transportation: $55,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $997,000
    Corrections: $538,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $85,000
    Corrections - Other: $36,000
    Regular Highways: $21,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $483,000

Taylor County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $216,000
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $206,000
    All Other: $28,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $86,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $51,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $903,000
    Highways: $763,000
    Health & Hospitals: $9,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,078,000
    Property: $971,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $402,000
    Public Utilities: $93,000
    Other Selective Sales: $50,000
    NEC: $45,000

Taylor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $867,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,289
  • Number of aged recipients: 103
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,186
  • Number of recipients under 18: 175
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 867
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 247
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 520
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 553
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, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James20771.9 years
William18775.6 years
Mary16979.5 years
Robert11473.2 years
John10975.0 years
George9575.9 years
Charles9271.1 years
Henry6076.3 years
Margaret4677.2 years
Dorothy4576.2 years
Most common last names in Taylor County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11975.0 years
Cox11772.2 years
Skaggs5873.9 years
Miller5778.9 years
Johnson5773.5 years
Underwood5073.6 years
Wise4680.1 years
Thompson4671.6 years
Williams4573.1 years
Wright4573.6 years
Businesses in Taylor County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS2
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
Kroger2

Taylor County on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"