FYI Taylor County Texas

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The following information comes from a number of sources, among them the Taylor Economic Development Corporation and economic development reports produced by Angelou Economics.

Taylor is located 30 miles northeast of Austin, in the five-county Austin-San Marcos Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has attracted a record number of new jobs in the past decade.

According to the Taylor Economic Development Corporation, industry analysts frequently praise the geographically central location and the area’s appealing lifestyle as driving forces in attracting a highly educated work force. Factors that appeal to manufacturers in this Central Texas location include lower production costs, due in part to the relatively mild climate, superior access to important markets and competitively priced facilities.

Taylor has a rich cultural heritage absent in many of the high growth communities in Central Texas. More than one third of Taylor residents are Hispanic, and almost one-tenth of the population has Czech ancestry.

County: Williamson
Topography: Gently rolling terrain. Altitude ranges from 550 feet to 621 feet.
Climate: Humid, temperate climate with hot fall and summer months and mild winters. Highs in January average 60 degrees F, lows 40 degrees F. Highs in July average 95 degrees F, lows 75 degrees F. There are an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, and an average annual rainfall of 34 inches.

Freezing temperatures generally occur on fewer than 25 days annually, usually between Nov. 24 and Feb. 28.
Population: According to the 2010 Census, Taylor’s population is 15,191.

The median age in Taylor is 34.4 years. Nearly 13 percent of the population is age 65 or older, but more than 30 percent is under the age of 19. Two segments claiming the highest percentage of the population is the age group between 5 and 9 (8.1 percent) and the age group under 5 (7.7 percent). More than half of the population, 52.8 percent, is female.

Housing: The 2010 Census reported 5,990 housing units in Taylor in 2010 with a home ownership rate of 71.6 percent.
The median value of a home is estimated at $103,100.
Income: Taylor’s median household income is $44,185.
Taxes: The combined property tax rate in Taylor is a combined $2.71 per $100 of assessed value. That includes $0.81 in city and $0.45 in county taxes and $1.45 for the Taylor Independent School District. The sales tax rate in Taylor is 8.25 percent, including a 2 percent local assessment and 6.25 percent state sales and use tax.

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