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Overview

Introduction to Taylor, Michigan

Taylor, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 13 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Taylor has a population of 65,868.

Taylor History

The township of Taylor was originally named as a tribute to Zachary Taylor, a national military hero in the 1840s. He later went on to become the 12th President of the United States. The Taylor Township was organized on March 16, 1847. The area included 24 square miles of land that were formerly a part of the Ecorse Township.

Taylor and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Park
  • Taylor Parks & Recreation
  • Ford Rouge Factory
  • Riverview Recreation
  • Automotive Hall of Fame Library
  • Homer Howard Park

Things To Do In Taylor

The Heritage Park offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. It features soccer fields, a swimming pool, a playground, walking trails and picnic areas. There are also many restaurants in the city where you can head for a delightful culinary experience.

Taylor Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County is the nearest major airport.

Taylor Higher Education

Some of the colleges situated in the city include Taylortown School of Beauty Inc, Ross Medical Education Center and Theresa A. Morse School of Real Estate.

People

Total Population 62,021
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 24,374
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 41.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,545
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,920
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,896

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,464
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $793
Median House Value $72,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.7%
Irish 13.3%

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

Taylor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48180
Phone Area Codes 313
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.24
Longitude -83.269

Taylor 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 DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station ANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen Park 27,676 $75,445
Ecorse 9,338 $34,844
Inkster 24,897 $36,613
Lincoln Park 37,362 $50,671
Melvindale 10,510 $34,917
Southgate 29,518 $63,880

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

Taylor Hospitals

OAKWOOD HERITAGE HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
10000 TELEGRAPH ROAD
(313) 295-5253
Emergency Service: Yes

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Taylor High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL
11211 BEECH DALY ROAD
734-946-6555
Serves 1,784 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
13505 J.F. KENNEDY DRIVE
734-374-1229
Serves 1,442 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.2

TITAN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
9551 WESTLAKE STREET
313-295-5738
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

Taylor Colleges

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