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Taylor, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Taylor is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lackawanna County at latitude 41.3958 and longitude -75.7147. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 715 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Taylor, but most people and references simply refer to it as Taylor, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Taylor indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Taylor (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Taylor: Taylorville.

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Taylor, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,080
Population in Households 5,939
Population in Familes 4,701
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 1,169
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 2,566
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,595
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,633 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 933 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $104,711
Average Home Value $115,799


Median Household Income $38,911
Average Household Income $49,367
Per Capita Income $20,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.7% -0.37%
Households -0.59% -0.34%
Families -0.79% -0.47%
Median Household Income   4.71%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Taylor, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taylor to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 198 89th
Population Density1 # 996 44th
Diversity Index2 # 355 80th
Median Household Income # 1419 20th
Per Capita Income # 1337 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.