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Overview

Introduction to Taylor, Texas

Taylor, Texas, in Williamson county, is 16 miles E of Round Rock, Texas (center to center) and 28 miles NE of Austin, Texas. The city is considered part of the Austin - San Marcos metropolitan area.

Taylor History

In the late 1800s, this region was known as "Taylorsville" in honor of the railroad official, Edward Moses Taylor. Anticipating the arrival of the International-Great Northern Railroad, the Texas Land Company began selling lots in 1876. Soon, a number of settlers arrived from Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and other Slavic states. It became a busy shipping center for grain, cotton, and cattle. The Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway arrived in 1882, and the community was incorporated the same year. It officially came to be known as "Taylor" in 1892.

Taylor and Nearby Attractions

  • State Capitol
  • Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum
  • Buescher State Park
  • Cameron Park Zoo

Things To Do In Taylor

Taylor is close to historic sites like the State Capitol, and the Texas State Cemetery. Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History houses exhibits depicting the natural history, paleontology, and culture of Texas. Various artifacts and memorabilia of historic importance can be viewed at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, the Center for American History, and Elisabet Ney Museum are other museums near Taylor. Opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, biking, backpacking, golfing, canoeing, camping, and picnicking are available at the Buescher State Park, McKinney Falls State Park, and Bastrop State Park. Residents of Taylor also host the Bloomin' Festival in May every year.

Taylor Transportation

Air transportation is available from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Taylor Higher Education

Colleges near Taylor are Austin Community College, Southwestern University, University of Texas at Austin, and Concordia University Austin.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,492
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+7,599
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,452
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,005

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,923
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$847
Median House Value$117,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.8%
German13.9%
Czech5.5%
English5.2%
Irish5.1%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.7%
Italian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Slovene0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
British0.1%
African0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Taylor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Williamson County
Standard Zip Codes76574
Phone Area Codes512,737
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.57
Approximate Longitude-97.41

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)

StationTAYLOR
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationGEORGETOWN LAKE
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 59 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationAUSTIN CITY (CAMP MABRY)
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elgin8,756$60,152
Granger1,308$47,132
Hutto21,241$73,961

Taylor Public Libraries

Taylor Public Library
801 VANCE ST
Taylor, Texas
(512) 352-3434

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Taylor Hospitals

Johns Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
305 Mallard Lane
(512) 352-7611
Scott & White Hospital - Taylor
(Non-profit)
305 Mallard Lane

Taylor Public Schools

Even Start
3101 N Main St
ZIP: 76574
(512) 352-1730
Main Street Int
3101 N Main St Ste 105
ZIP: 76574
(512) 365-1091
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
Naomi Pasemann El
2809 N Dr
ZIP: 76574
(512) 365-2278
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Taylor H S
355 Fm 973
ZIP: 76574
(512) 365-1291
High
Total Enrollment 967
Taylor Middle
304 Carlos Parker Blvd Nw
ZIP: 76574
(512) 365-8591
Middle
Total Enrollment 710
Th Johnson El
3100 Duck Ln
ZIP: 76574
(512) 365-7114
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Williamson Co Jjaep
602 W 12th St
ZIP: 76574
(512) 365-1391
Other
Total Enrollment 4

Taylor Private Schools

St Mary's Catholic School
520 Washburn St
ZIP: 76574
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
St Paul Lutheran School
610 Fowzer St
ZIP: 76574
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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