Demographic Information

Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States, four miles (six km) southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. In 1900, 4,215 people lived in Taylor; in 1910, 9,060; and in 1940, 9,002 people resided in the borough. The population at the 2010 census was 6,263.

Geography

Taylor is located at 41°23?29?N 75°42?55?W / 41.39139°N 75.71528°W / 41.39139; -75.71528 (41.391279, -75.715354)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2).

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,263 people, 2,631 households, and 1,650 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,204.4 people per square mile (465/km²). There were 2,791 housing units at an average density of 536.7 per square mile (209.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.5% White, 1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.3% of the population.

There were 2,631 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 59.6% from 18 to 64, and 20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.6 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,661, and the median income for a family was $43,611. Males had a median income of $30,238 versus $22,185 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,714. About 9.4% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.2% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Riverside School District in Taylor serves the boroughs of Taylor and Moosic. The mascot of the school district is the Viking. The school is small and graduates approximately around 100 students per year.

 

Demographic Information

County Lackawanna
Municipality Taylor Borough
Police Paid, career
Fire Volunteer
EMS Volunteer
Emergency 911
Population  
Total 6,941
Male 3,211
Female 3,730
Age  
under 5 years 438
5 to 17 years 1,076
18 top 20 years 266
21 to 24 years 361
25 to 44 years 1,951
45 to 54 years 767
55 to 59 years 292
60 to 64 years 393
65 to 74 years 786
75 to 84 years 474
85 years and older 137
Median Age 38.4
under 18 years 1,514
     percent of pop. 21.8%
65 years and older 1,397
     percent of pop. 20.1%
Households  
Total 2,667
Family 1,918
Married Couple Families 1,476
     percent of households 55.3%
Other family, Male Head 110
Other family, Female Head 332
Non-family 749
     percent of households 28.1%
Head living alone 704
Head 65 and older 395
Persons living in household 6,784
Persons in household 2.54
Group Quarters  
Persons living in group quarters 157
Institutionalized persons 157
Other persons in group quarters 0
Race and Hispanic Origin  
White 6,910
Black 2
American Indian 6
Asian 16
Other 7
Hispanic 8
Occupancy and Tenure  
Total Housing Units 2,828
     Occupied Housing Units 2,667
     Owner Occupied 1,915
Vacant Housing Units 752
     Seasonal Housing 4
Homeowner Vacancy 1.7
Rental Vacancy 6.5
Persons Owner Occupied 2.7
Persons Renter Occupied 2.2
Units with > 1 person per room 38
Units In Structure  
1-unit, detached 1,301
1-unit, attached 136
2 to 4 units 805
5 to 9 units 69
10 or more units 3
mobile home, trailer, other 514
Value  
Owner Occupied Units 1,142
312
$50,000 to $99,999 676
$100,000 to $149,000 126
$150,000 to $199,999 22
$200,000 $299,999
$300,000> 2
Median $66,100
Contract Rent  
Renter Occupied Paying Rent 690
408
$250 to $499 275
$500 to $749 7
$750 to $999 0
$1,000> 0
Median $228
Household Race  
Occupied Housing Units 1,142
     White 1,142
     Black 0
     American Indian 0
     Asian 0
     Other 0

Source: Center of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary tape file:1
Prepared by: The Pennsylvania State Data Center, Penn State Harrisburg

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