Overview

Introduction to Taylor, Pennsylvania

Taylor, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 2 miles SW of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 92 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area.

Taylor History

This area was originally settled in 1790, and was known as "Taylorville." According to some records, the community was named in honor of the railroad promoter, Moses Taylor. In the 18th and 19th century, the economy was dependent on silk manufacturing and coal mining. Over the years, the community came to be known as "Taylor." It was officially incorporated as a borough in 1893.

Taylor and Nearby Attractions

  • Everhart Museum
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Scranton Iron Furnaces
  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
  • Frances Slocum State Park
  • Ross Park Zoo

Things To Do In Taylor

Steamtown National Historic Site, a place of historic interest near Taylor, showcases the history of main line steam railroading from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Exhibits on art, natural history, and paleontology are housed in the Everhart Museum, while the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum features artifacts depicting the history of Pennsylvania's mills, mines, and factories. Another popular attraction near Taylor is the Scranton Iron Furnaces which includes the industrial remains of Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company's stone blast furnaces. The 5,440-acre Tobyhanna State Park offers opportunities for the enjoyment of boating, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Among other popular destinations in the region are Gouldsboro State Park, Ross Park Zoo, and Carousel Water & Fun Park.

Taylor Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport.

Taylor Higher Education

Colleges close to Taylor include the Johnson College, Lackawanna College, Marywood University, University of Scranton, and Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,007
Male Share of the Population45.3%
Female Share of the Population54.7%
Senior Citizens21.2%
Employed Population 16+2,623
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,170
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,304

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,363
% Above Poverty Level81.3%
% Below Poverty Level18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$779
Median House Value$120,600

Ancestry

Polish27.8%
Irish18.5%
German17.3%
Italian16.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
Welsh9%
English7.9%
French Except Basque4.5%
Slovak3.6%
Russian2.4%
Scottish2%
Lithuanian2%
Swiss1.7%
Ukrainian1.4%
Arab1%
Dutch0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Greek0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Czech0.3%
African0.1%
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Taylor Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLackawanna County
Standard Zip Codes18517
Phone Area Codes570
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.39
Approximate Longitude-75.71

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)

StationWILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationPLEASANT MOUNT 1 W
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 52 F
Jul Temp54 to 76 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationHAWLEY 1 E
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avoca2,620$67,446
Dunmore13,282$82,577
Duryea4,875$74,583
Moosic5,744$81,886
Old Forge8,038$61,871
Scranton76,869$53,942

Taylor Public Libraries

Taylor Community Library
710 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Taylor, Pennsylvania
(570) 562-1234

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Taylor Public Schools

Riverside El Sch West
308 Davis St
ZIP: 18517
(570) 562-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Riverside Jshs
310 Davis St
ZIP: 18517
(570) 562-2121
High
Total Enrollment 685
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