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Taylor County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 136,290 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 126,555 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 18,234
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,750
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,091
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,741 (it was 18,183 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

36%

Land area: 916 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Taylor County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (21.2%), Retail trade (15.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%), Educational, health and social services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Taylor County, TX (2017)
    • 86,43568.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 33,36526.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10,9168.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1042.5%Asian alone
    • 1,7601.4%Two or more races
    • 2980.2%Some other race alone
    • 2530.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1590.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

32.4 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 67,195  (49.3%)
Females: 69,095  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Taylor County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,894 ($34,035 in 1999)
This county:

$51,894
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $683 (lower quartile is $540, upper quartile is $900)
This county:

$683
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,100 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Taylor:

$122,100
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,000 - $209,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $150,510
Here:

$150,510
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $92,111
Here:

$92,111
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $166,120
Here:

$166,120
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $315,645
Here:

$315,645
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,052
Here:

$100,052
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $33,286
Here:

$33,286
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $56,803
Here:

$56,803
State:

$60,875

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,170
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $439

Institutionalized population: 970

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 85
  • Thefts: 72
  • Auto thefts: 22

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 101
  • Thefts: 80
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 215 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 1998: 250 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 1999: 179 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2000: 164 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2001: 172 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2002: 158 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2003: 190 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 265 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2005: 276 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2006: 321 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2007: 277 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2008: 184 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2009: 201 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2010: 270 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2011: 149 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2012: 234 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2013: 282 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2014: 278 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2015: 299 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2016: 296 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2017: 278 buildings, average cost: $216,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Taylor, TX residents
Average permit cost in Taylor, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,378 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,259 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Taylor, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Taylor, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Taylor, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.4%
Taylor County:

15.4%
Texas:

14.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.7% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 60.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.6% for other race residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 32.4 years old
(Males: 30.6 years old, Females: 34.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.2 years old, Black residents: 25.6 years old, American Indian residents: 20.9 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.4 years old, Other race residents: 26.9 years old)

Area name: Abilene, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Taylor County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Abilene, Jim Ned, Merkel, Potosi, Tye, Tuscola, Buffalo Gap, Lawn, Trent, Impact.

Taylor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Bullock County, Alabama , Beaufort County, South Carolina , Chattahoochee County, Georgia , Jasper County, South Carolina , Dodge County, Georgia , Macon County, Georgia , Peach County, Georgia , Stewart County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Taylor, TX
County total employment by year in Taylor, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Taylor, TX

Current college students: 10,826
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,767 (48.1% naturalized citizens)

Taylor County:

7.9%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,5922010 or later
  • 1,8542000 to 2009
  • 1,2291990 to 1999
  • 1,2471980 to 1989
  • 9661970 to 1979
  • 842Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40,083
  • One, attached: 1,292
  • Two: 2,015
  • 3 or 4: 2,707
  • 5 to 9: 2,005
  • 10 to 19: 3,693
  • 20 to 49: 1,069
  • 50 or more: 860
  • Mobile homes: 3,623
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 193

Housing units in Taylor County with a mortgage: 16,410 (217 second mortgage, 224 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,940

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Taylor County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,442166
Mainline Protestant12,58829
Catholic7,6005
Other1,8378
Black Protestant5583
Orthodox421
None44,439-
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: 12
Taylor County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Taylor County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 80
This county:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Taylor County:

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Taylor County:

Average size of farms: 451 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $46,840
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $68.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,376
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,838
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.53%
All wheat for grain: 54187 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 13140 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 124 acres

Earthquake activity:

Taylor County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Taylor County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from Taylor County center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.9 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:

  • Texas Tuscola Fire, Incident Period: March 05, 2009 to March 10, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 2798, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Rhodes Ranch Fire, Incident Period: February 27, 2009 to March 08, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: February 27, 2009, FEMA Id: 2795, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Tropical Storm Erin, Incident Period: August 14, 2007 to August 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1730: October 02, 2007, FEMA Id: 1730, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2002 to July 31, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1425: July 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 1425, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Taylor

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 56,525 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 5,286 (7.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 704 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 122 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,846 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 5,420 (7.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (40%)
  • Other Middle Africa (7%)
  • India (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Nepal (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Nigeria (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Taylor County


  • American (12%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,822 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 890 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 804 people in nursing homes
  • 723 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 383 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 347 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 196 people in other group homes
  • 86 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 14 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 7 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 2,686 people in college/university student housing
  • 867 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 621 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 484 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 314 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 114 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 63 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 53 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 45 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,224.

7.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,502 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Texas average:

7.43%


0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,598 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.27%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.52% relocated from other counties in Texas ($26,599 average AGI)
2.68% relocated from other states ($15,306 average AGI)
Taylor County:

2.68%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jones County, TX  0.46% ($38,209 average AGI)
from Callahan County, TX  0.36% ($44,254)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.30% ($40,768)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.21% ($50,137)
from Dallas County, TX  0.18% ($44,222)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.17% ($47,583)
from Bexar County, TX  0.15% ($39,750)


8.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Texas average:

7.26%


0.25% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,457 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.25%
Texas average:

0.08%

5.41% relocated to other counties in Texas ($27,182 average AGI)
2.80% relocated to other states ($15,913 average AGI)
Taylor County:

2.80%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.49% ($41,889 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.44% ($39,523)
to Callahan County, TX  0.44% ($42,393)
to Bexar County, TX  0.29% ($37,476)
to Dallas County, TX  0.26% ($36,568)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.20% ($40,680)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.19% ($33,711)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Taylor County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Taylor County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Taylor County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Taylor County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,399 (16,311 aged, 3,088 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,994 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Taylor County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,730)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,199)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,054)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (783)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (783)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (773)
  • Unspecified dementia (400)
  • Congestive heart failure (371)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (356)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (329)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,197
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 454
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56,718

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,716
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 983
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.1. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.6
  • Suffocation - 31.8
  • Other - 19.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 136,290
  • In family households: 107,859 (16,704 male householders, 17,233 female householders)
    24,069 spouses, 38,005 children (34,666 natural, 619 adopted, 2,720 stepchildren), 4,049 grandchildren, 2,177 brothers or sisters, 1,164 parents, 1,420 other relatives, 3,038 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21,509 (7,477 male householders (5,462 living alone)), 9,056 female householders (7,479 living alone)), 4,976 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,922

Size of family households: 15,890 2-persons, 6,760 3-persons, 6,025 4-persons, 3,231 5-persons, 1,549 6-persons, 482 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,941 1-person, 3,164 2-persons, 274 3-persons, 154 4-persons.

19,602 married couples with children.
9,161 single-parent households (2,337 men, 6,824 women).

83.5% of residents of Taylor speak English at home.
12.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 37% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $984,414,000 ($7,869 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $354,749,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $341,474,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $148,157,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,028,000
Federal grants: $153,317,000
Federal procurement contracts: $68,025,000 ($59,465,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $268,412,000 ($236,388,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $61,955,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $85,083,000
Federal Government insurance: $400,057,000

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

Births: 10,698
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,152
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +878
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,809
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Taylor County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.59 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Taylor County, Texas
  • Year house built in Taylor County, Texas
  • 1,6362014 or later
  • 2,1162010 to 2013
  • 6,2772000 to 2009
  • 4,7911990 to 1999
  • 8,2621980 to 1989
  • 9,6701970 to 1979
  • 6,5521960 to 1969
  • 10,5881950 to 1959
  • 4,1491940 to 1949
  • 3,4991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Taylor County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Taylor County, Texas
  • 621 room
  • 1212 rooms
  • 3043 rooms
  • 2,1104 rooms
  • 8,0085 rooms
  • 9,2316 rooms
  • 5,3667 rooms
  • 3,4168 rooms
  • 2,7329+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taylor County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taylor County, Texas
  • 6401 room
  • 3662 rooms
  • 3,7533 rooms
  • 5,5674 rooms
  • 4,6845 rooms
  • 2,6836 rooms
  • 1,0037 rooms
  • 2328 rooms
  • 1929+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Taylor County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Taylor County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Taylor County, Texas
  • 86no bedroom
  • 5201 bedroom
  • 3,8762 bedrooms
  • 20,6043 bedrooms
  • 5,6694 bedrooms
  • 5955+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taylor County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Taylor County, Texas
  • 640no bedroom
  • 3,9681 bedroom
  • 7,4032 bedrooms
  • 6,0143 bedrooms
  • 1,0954 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 428no vehicle
  • 7,8791 vehicle
  • 15,3532 vehicles
  • 5,0313 vehicles
  • 2,2074 vehicles
  • 4525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Taylor County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,066no vehicle
  • 8,7761 vehicle
  • 7,2072 vehicles
  • 6183 vehicles
  • 3354 vehicles
  • 1185+ vehicles

78.0% of Taylor County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Texas.

Taylor County:

78.0%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 86,572
  • Other state: 36,544
  • Northeast: 3,824
  • Midwest: 9,700
  • South: 11,870
  • West: 11,150
Year householders moved into unit in Taylor County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Taylor County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.5%Utility gas
  • 47.7%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.1%Electricity
  • 32.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 883
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

1.6%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,088
Here:

65.1%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Taylor County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $2,859,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,555,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,013,000
    Regular Highways: $3,262,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,380,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,881,000
    Financial Administration: $1,840,000
    Health - Other: $1,731,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,329,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $455,000
    General - Other: $318,000
    Local Fire Protection: $242,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,115,000
    Highways: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,860,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,555,000
    General Revenue - Other: $870,000
    Sale of Property: $306,000
    Rents: $302,000
    Interest Earnings: $134,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $981,000
    Correctional Institutions: $738,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $602,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $222,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,490,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,077,000
    Other License: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,000,000

Taylor County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $2,859,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,555,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,013,000
    Regular Highways: $3,262,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,380,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,881,000
    Financial Administration: $1,840,000
    Health - Other: $1,731,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,329,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $455,000
    General - Other: $318,000
    Local Fire Protection: $242,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,115,000
    Highways: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,860,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,555,000
    General Revenue - Other: $870,000
    Sale of Property: $306,000
    Rents: $302,000
    Interest Earnings: $134,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $981,000
    Correctional Institutions: $738,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $602,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $222,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,490,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,077,000
    Other License: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,000,000

Taylor County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $2,859,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,555,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,013,000
    Regular Highways: $3,262,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,380,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,881,000
    Financial Administration: $1,840,000
    Health - Other: $1,731,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,329,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $455,000
    General - Other: $318,000
    Local Fire Protection: $242,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,115,000
    Highways: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,860,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,555,000
    General Revenue - Other: $870,000
    Sale of Property: $306,000
    Rents: $302,000
    Interest Earnings: $134,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $981,000
    Correctional Institutions: $738,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $602,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $222,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,490,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,077,000
    Other License: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,000,000

Taylor County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $2,859,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,390,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,555,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,013,000
    Regular Highways: $3,262,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,380,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,881,000
    Financial Administration: $1,840,000
    Health - Other: $1,731,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,329,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $455,000
    General - Other: $318,000
    Local Fire Protection: $242,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $102,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,115,000
    Highways: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,860,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,340,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,555,000
    General Revenue - Other: $870,000
    Sale of Property: $306,000
    Rents: $302,000
    Interest Earnings: $134,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $981,000
    Correctional Institutions: $738,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,618,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $602,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $222,000
    Highways: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,825,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,490,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,077,000
    Other License: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $49,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,059
  • Number of aged recipients: 339
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,720
  • Number of recipients under 18: 550
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,899
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 610
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,131
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,239
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED916$123,627604$113,9141,080$129,405260$45,6881$83,000283$74,01826$47,654
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$99,45225$71,52091$126,89011$32,1820$05$89,00020$63,300
APPLICATIONS DENIED66$100,04580$96,725348$121,224146$20,6160$040$70,25036$55,806
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$112,65133$112,030244$126,86519$56,0530$014$83,7864$90,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$104,6678$224,25030$148,1334$44,2500$02$195,0004$52,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED88$140,71651$174,5108$147,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$151,80014$180,3570$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$179,3758$161,6250$01$70,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$120,2003$170,3331$23,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$89,7500$02$42,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taylor, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Taylor, TX - Value
Most common first names in Taylor County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William75875.4 years
Mary75078.4 years
James72873.8 years
John70974.1 years
Robert48771.9 years
Charles34172.8 years
George29575.9 years
Thomas24273.4 years
Ruby22881.3 years
Willie22078.5 years
Most common last names in Taylor County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith44675.9 years
Williams27774.1 years
Jones27577.0 years
Johnson27275.1 years
Davis22776.1 years
Brown22674.5 years
Wilson18176.7 years
Moore17775.3 years
Martin13876.3 years
Taylor13275.9 years
Businesses in Taylor County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven45La Quinta2
AT&T2La-Z-Boy2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture6
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
Albertsons1Little Caesars Pizza3
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Arby's3Lowe's2
Ashley Furniture1Marriott3
AutoZone3Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's5
Best Western2Motel 61
Blockbuster2Motherhood Maternity1
Budget Car Rental1Nike4
Burger King4Nissan1
Catherines1Office Depot1
Chevrolet1OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A3Old Navy1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback1
Church's Chicken3Outback Steakhouse1
Cinnabon 1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza1
Coldwater Creek1Payless3
ColorTyme1Penske2
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut4
Dairy Queen2Popeyes2
Days Inn2Quality1
Dennys2Quiznos2
Discount Tire1RadioShack3
Domino's Pizza3Red Lobster1
Express1Red Robin1
FedEx24Rue211
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3SONIC Drive-In6
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears3
GNC2Shoe Carnival1
GameStop3Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block6Starbucks2
Havertys Furniture1Subway16
Hilton1Super 82
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile5
Holiday Inn3Taco Bell4
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1U-Haul3
Hot Topic1UPS22
JCPenney1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Verizon Wireless1
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
Journeys1Walgreens2
Justice1Walmart2
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA1

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