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Overview

Introduction to Taylorville, Illinois

Taylorville, Illinois, in Christian county, is 25 miles SE of Springfield, Illinois and 82 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

People

Total Population 11,068
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 5,041
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $29,158
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,774

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,313
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $652
Median House Value $83,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station MORRISONVILLE
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
Station MOWEAQUA
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
Station WINDSOR
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 262 $36,250
Edinburg 1,097 $57,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Taylorville Public Libraries

Library
Taylorville P.l.
121 W. VINE STREET
Taylorville, Illinois
(217) 824-4736

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Taylorville Hospitals

ST VINCENT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
201 EAST PLEASANT STREET
(217) 824-3331
Emergency Service: No

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Taylorville High Schools

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TAYLORVILLE SR HIGH SCHOOL
815 W SPRINGFIELD RD
217-824-2268
Serves 928 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

TAYLORVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER
P O BOX 1000
217-824-4004
A Non-traditional School
Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 131

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