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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.

People

Total Population 16,276
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,180
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,217
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,506
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,289

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,838
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $831
Median House Value $116,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 4.9%

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

Taylor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Round Rock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NE of Austin, Texas
County Williamson
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 76574
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.57
Longitude -97.409

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 TAYLOR
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Station GEORGETOWN LAKE
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station AUSTIN CITY (CAMP MABRY)
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Frame Switch (76574)

Hare (76574)

Hoxie (76574)

Laneport (76574)

Noack (76574)

Normans Crossing (76574)

Rices Crossing (76574)

Sandoval (76574)

Waterloo (76574)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elgin 8,249 $63,478
Granger 1,583 $50,357
Hutto 20,052 $73,803

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

Taylor Public Libraries

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Taylor Public Library
400 PORTER ST
Taylor, Texas
(512) 352-3434
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Taylor High Schools

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TAYLOR H S
3101 N MAIN ST
512-365-1291
Serves 936 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

WILLIAMSON CO JJAEP
602 W 12TH ST
512-365-1391
A Non-traditional School
Serves 5 students.

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