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.
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).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2).
As of the census 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.
|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|
|under 18 years||1,514|
|percent of pop.||21.8%|
|65 years and older||1,397|
|percent of pop.||20.1%|
|Married Couple Families||1,476|
|percent of households||55.3%|
|Other family, Male Head||110|
|Other family, Female Head||332|
|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|
|Persons living in group quarters||157|
|Other persons in group quarters||0|
|Race and Hispanic Origin|
|Occupancy and Tenure|
|Total Housing Units||2,828|
|Occupied Housing Units||2,667|
|Vacant Housing Units||752|
|Persons Owner Occupied||2.7|
|Persons Renter Occupied||2.2|
|Units with > 1 person per room||38|
|Units In Structure|
|2 to 4 units||805|
|5 to 9 units||69|
|10 or more units||3|
|mobile home, trailer, other||514|
|Owner Occupied Units||1,142|
|$50,000 to $99,999||676|
|$100,000 to $149,000||126|
|$150,000 to $199,999||22|
|Renter Occupied Paying Rent||690|
|$250 to $499||275|
|$500 to $749||7|
|$750 to $999||0|
|Occupied Housing Units||1,142|
Source: Center of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary tape file:1
Prepared by: The Pennsylvania State Data Center, Penn State Harrisburg