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People

Total Population 2,183
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 24.3%
Employed Population 16+ 663
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 34.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,458
% Above Poverty Level 68.4%
% Below Poverty Level 31.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $592
Median House Value $98,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 10.6%

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

Taylorsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Alexander
Metro Area Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir
Standard Zip Codes 28681
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.921
Longitude -81.176

Taylorsville 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 W KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station HICKORY RGNL AP
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Station LENOIR
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

All Healing Springs (28681)

Ellendale (28681)

Kilby (28681)

Liledown (28681)

Little River (28681)

Millersville (28681)

Paynes Store (28681)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Catawba 688 $59,886
Claremont 1,394 $63,281
Conover 8,221 $47,075
Hickory 40,172 $55,128
North Wilkesboro 4,250 $29,604
Wilkesboro 3,548 $52,917

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

Taylorsville Public Libraries

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115 FIRST AVENUE SW
Taylorsville, North Carolina
(828) 632-4058
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Taylorsville High Schools

ALEXANDER CENTRAL HIGH
241 SCHOOL AVENUE SW
828-632-7063
Serves 1,558 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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