Introduction to Taylorville, Illinois

Taylorville, Illinois, in Christian county, is 25 miles SE of Springfield, Illinois and 82 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. The city has a population of 11,427.

Taylorville History

Taylorville was founded in 1839 for the purpose of serving as the county seat of Dane County (later renamed Christian County). Dane County was one of the several counties formed through the legislative efforts of Abraham Lincoln. On March 20, 1976, a category 3 tornado hit about 15 miles away from the city's center, injuring 4 people and causing extensive damages.

Taylorville and nearby Attractions

  • Taylorville City Hall
  • Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Taylorville Lake
  • Flatland Decoy Co.
  • Taylorville Public Library

Things To Do In Taylorville

Taylorville City Hall is the administrative center of the city and a must see for visitors. Jaynes Park, Jaycee Park, and Manners Park welcome tourists to spend a day in the arms of nature. Lake Shore Golf Club allows visitors to indulge in a relaxing game.

Taylorville Transportation

Capital Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Taylorville Higher Education

University Of Illinois at Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College provide higher education to the people of Taylorville.


Total Population 11,761
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,363
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,115


Median Family Income $57,311
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $83,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 10.3%

Taylorville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SE of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Christian
Standard Zip Codes 62568
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.548
Longitude -89.294

Taylorville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Taylorville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hewittsville (62568)

Jeiseyville (62568)

Langleyville (62568)

Sharpsburg (62568)

Willeys (62568)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bulpitt 291 $32,159
Edinburg 1,065 $65,114

Taylorville Public Libraries

Taylorville P.l.
Taylorville, Illinois
(217) 824-4736

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Taylorville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(217) 824-3331
Emergency Service: No

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Taylorville High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 131

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