FYI Taylor County Texas

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Granger ISD
Address: 300 N. Colorado, Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2613 Fax: (512) 859-2446
Web: www.grangerisd.net
Randy Willis is superintendent of the Granger Independent School District.
The Granger ISD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees: president Timmy Tidwell, vice president James Cervenka, secretary Lillie Huf and members Scott Murrah, John C. Miller, Mark Harwell and Lynn Springfield. District boundaries: The district lies totally within Williamson County, north of the San Gabriel River. The eastern boundary is the eastern edge of the county.

Campus
The enrollment and performance information that follows is taken from the Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator System performance reports for 2010-11, the most recent information available at the time of this publication.

Granger SchoolGranger School
(Grades pre-k through 12)
Principal: Todd Grandjean
Assistant principal: Mike Abbott
Address: 300 N. Colorado, Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2173
Mascot: Lion

Granger School
(Grades pre-k through 12)
Principal: Todd Grandjean
Assistant principal: Mike Abbott
Address: 300 N. Colorado, Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2173
Mascot: Lion
Enrollment - Total students: 409
Pre-k: 10
Kindergarten: 22
Grade 1: 24
Grade 2: 22
Grade 3: 19
Grade 4: 24
Grade 5: 31
Grade 6: 45
Grade 7: 30
Grade 8: 35
Grade 9: 43
Grade 10: 43
Grade 11: 28
Grade 12: 33

Demographics
African-American: 3.7 percent
Hispanic: 34.7 percent
White: 59.2 percent
Economically disadvantaged: 58.4 percent
Professional staff: 44
Teachers: 38
Professional support: 3.0
Campus administration: 2.0
Educational aides: 6.0
Avg. teacher experience: 10.1
Mean SAT score: 910 (Class of 2010)
Mean ACT score: 18.7 (Class of 2010)

Private schools
S.S. Cyril and Methodius Catholic School: This school provides a Catholic education for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. To contact the school call (512) 859-2223.

 

City Hall: 214 E. Davilla St., Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2755
Fax: (512) 859-2871
Granger has a mayor/alderman form of government.
Jerry Lalla took over mayor duties in May 2011. This is is second time serving as mayor. The mayor pro-tem is Amanda Brosch.
Alderman positions are filled by Monica Stojanik, Jill Cox, Linda Vrabel and Brad Schwitzer. City hall is where billing and city administration is housed. Sabra Davis is the city administrator, Jeanine Kelm is the city clerk, and Rosie Ramirez is the assistant city administrator.

Police Department
Police Chief: Larry Kincaid
Address: 201 E. Elm St., Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2644
The department is staffed by Sgt. Thomas Thomas, officer Alfredo Sanchez, and reserve officers Jason Susan, Randal Glasgow and Howard Cruse. The Granger Police Department performs community policing and crime prevention within Granger city limits. Community programs include Operation ID, where people can engrave their valuables with her driver’s license, and the department is currently trying to start a Neighborhood Watch program.

Fire Department
Fire chief: GT Beard
Assistant fire chief: Tommy Filla
Fire marshal: Chris Cervenka
Address: 107 S. Granger St., Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2755
Granger Fire DepartmentThe Granger Volunteer Fire Department performs firefighting, fire protection, first responder duties and vehicle accident response in Granger and the surrounding rural area. The department covers an area that reaches half way to Weir, north to FM 972, east to San Gabriel and south to FM 1331 and SH 29.

Community programs include Fire Prevention Week at the elementary schools, where firefighters visit and give presentations and prizes to students, and Blue Santa. The department also helps at city functions like Lake Fest and each August hosts a Fireman’s Social, a major fundraiser that includes a barbecue and dance.

Public Works Department
Phone: Contact city hall at (512) 859-2755
Supervisor: Jim Trudell
Department employees: Jeff Davis and Perry Butzlaff

Courts
Municipal court is presided over by Judge Scott Matthew. Matthew was appointed judge in Granger in 2010.
Court is held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at city hall in Granger. Call (512) 859-2755.

According to the Texas Handbook Online, Granger was founded in 1882 when the Houston and San Antonio branches of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad intersected at the site. The town was first named Pollack and later Granger after the Grange association or for John R. Granger, a Civil War veteran.

Granger was an important cotton shipping point. The town’s first newspaper, the Granger Banner, appeared sometime before November 1887. A post office was established in April 1884, and banks, churches and schools followed. In 1890, Granger had three churches, a college, a hotel and five gins. The town was incorporated in 1891. By 1900, the population had risen to 841, and it doubled in the next 10 years. By 1910, a combined cotton compress and cottonseed oil mill, an electric light plant, an ice factory and a waterworks were built. Mark Jones opened the town’s first bank in 1894. In 1912, Granger became the only town in Texas with a population of less than 5,000 that had paved streets. The Storrs Opera House, built by A.W. Storrs in 1905, hosted traveling shows and even featured the Chicago Opera Company.

Immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Moravia settled in the area and by the early 20th century, Czech culture had become strong and influential in the community. A Czech Protestant church was first organized in Granger in 1880. A Brethren congregation was established in 1892. A Brethren teacher-training summer school, called Hus Memorial School, was established in Granger in 1914. It was later moved to Temple. The Granger population peaked in the mid-1920s at more than 2,000 and subsequently declined during the general exodus from rural communities to cities.

In 1981, Granger Lake, formed by a dam on the San Gabriel River, was opened to the public. The population of Granger in 1990 was 1,190 but by 2000, it had rebounded to 1,331. However, in 2010, it jumped up again to 1,419.

Families with children can take part in a number of youth sports leagues for children of all ages. The Hutto Youth Football and Cheer Association takes the field in September and is led by Mark Aspenleiter, president, who can be contacted at (512) 632-2020. The association’s Web site is www.leaguelineup.com/hutto/

Youth baseball and softball is run by the Hutto Youth Baseball and Softball League, which has Scott O’Connor as its president. Contact O’Connor at (512) 496-8042.

The Hutto Youth Soccer Association is under the leadership of President Leslie DeHart, who may be reached at (512) 636-9347.

The school district offers summer sports camps. For more information contact Hutto ISD Athletic Director and head football coach Steve Hale at (512) 759-4700, ext. 6007 for boys sports or Girls Athletic Director Janiece Nelson at (512) 759-4700, ext. 6039 for girls sports.

The Hutto Parks and Recreation Department offers a number of summer programs. For information contact the department at (512) 759-4000.

Hutto Independent School District
www.hutto.txed.net
Address: 200 College Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-3771
Fax: (512) 759-4797
Public Information Officer: Emily Grobe
The Hutto Independent School District is among the fastest growing district in Texas. Enrollment reached 5,674 at the end of the 2011-12 school year. After spending just two years as a 3A high school, Hutto High School is in its fifth year as a 4A school based on its enrollment for the upcoming school year.

Voters approved a $128.5 million bond issue in 2008 that will be used to build two more elementary schools – numbers six and seven – as well as a second high school when needed. The Hutto ISD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. Doug Gaul serves as president and Phillip Boutwell serves as vice president. Other trustees include Constance Gooding, Byron McDaniel, Billie Loguidice, Sheila Knapp and Michael Drollette.

The school board meets the second Thursday of each month at the Hutto Administration Building, located at 200 College St. The public portion of the meeting usually begins around 7 p.m., following a closed session.

Location/Boundaries: Hutto ISD is seven miles east of IH 35 on Highway 79 (Exit 253) and is bounded by Round Rock on the west and Taylor to the east.

Current 2012 student enrollment: 5,674
Tax Rate: $1.535

Campuses

Hutto High SchoolCottonwood Creek Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Michele Bischoffberger
Address: 3160 Limmer Loop, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-5430
Fax: (512) 759-5431
Total students: 564

Hutto Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Cindy Deska
Address: 100 Mager Lane, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-2094
Fax: (512) 759-4778
Total students: 589

Nadine Johnson Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Jacqueline Tealer
Address: 480 Carl Stern Drive, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-5400
Fax: (512) 759-5401
Total students: 615

Ray Elementary
(Grades Pre-K to 4)
Principal: Janet Reichardt
Address: 225 Swindoll Lane, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-5450
Fax: (512) 759-5451
Total Students: 656

Hutto Middle School
(Grades 5-8)
Principal: Elizabeth Comeaux
Address: 1005 Exchange Blvd., Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4541
Fax: (512) 759-4753
Total students: 626

Farley Middle School
(Grades 5-8)
Principal: Roy (Chris) Christian
Address: 303 CR 137, Hutto, TX 78634
Total students: 589

Hutto High School
(Grades 9-12)
Principal: Brandy Baker
Address: 101 FM 685, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4700
Fax: (512) 759-4757
Mascot: Hippo
Total students: 1,289

Higher education
As a community, Hutto made higher education a priority last year with nearly 72 percent of voters within the school district approving a 5-cent branch maintenance tax to help establish a community college near SH 130.

Temple College and Texas State Technical College plan to build and develop a 57-acre Williamson County Higher Education Center on Hutto’s western border. The City of Hutto, Hutto ISD and the Hutto Economic Development Corporation banded together to help finalize funding for the proposed college.

Classes began last fall at Hutto ISD’s Veterans Hill Elementary School on Limmer Lane, and officials broke ground in May 2012 on the initial 112,000 sq. ft. building along CR 108. The new higher education center is expected to be operational by the fall semester of 2013.

The facility will allow Hutto-area students to complete associate’s degrees or technical training and certifications. Hutto ISD students will pay Temple College’s in-district rate per semester hour versus the out-of-district rate

Hutto Public LibraryHutto Public Library
Librarian: Yasmeen Jehangir
Address: 205 West Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4008
Fax: (512) 759-4001
Hours: Tuesday, Noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday, Noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The new public library opened in 2008 in the old fire station building, which was purchased by the library’s board of trustees in 2005. The library contains more than 5,000 items, including books for children and adults, videos, audio books, DVDs and periodicals. The library has a public computer with Internet accessibility and offers a story time for pre-school age children every Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

Development Services Department
Address: 409 W. Front Street, Suite 200, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-3479
Fax: (512) 759-5962
The Development Services Department oversees building codes, inspections and permits, as well as planning functions for the city.

Finance Department
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4046
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The Finance Department plans and directs the city’s financial activities.

Municipal Court
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-1011
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The Municipal Court Division is responsible for processing Class C misdemeanors originating from traffic citations, citizen complaints, code violations and arrests occurring with the city limits.

Public Works
Address: 401 A W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4016
Fax: (512) 759-4017
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The Public Works Department manages the city’s water supply
and distribution system, as well as its wastewater system.

Utility Billing
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4055
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The Utility Billing office is responsible for customer billing
and collections related to all city utility services and contracted
solid waste services. The city provides water, wastewater, garbage
and recycling services to both residential and commercial
accounts.

Hutto Fire & RescueHutto Fire & Rescue
Williamson County ESD #3
www.huttofirerescue.org
Fire Chief: Scott D. Kerwood

Address: 501 Exchange Blvd., Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-2616
Fax: (512) 846-1946
Web: www.huttofirerescue.org
The Hutto fire department, Hutto Fire Rescue, operates separately from the city as an Emergency Services District. It is a combination paid/volunteer department with eight full time employees, about 32 part-time employees and 25 volunteers. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with six firefighters on duty at all times. Hutto Fire Rescue serves a 63 square mile coverage area that includes areas outside the city limits. Firefighters are equipped and trained to help in fire and rescue situations, as well as emergency medical calls.

Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce
www.huttochamber.com

Address: 122 East St., Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4400
President: Tom Britton
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Hutto Chamber of CommerceGrowing from a small local chamber formed in 1986, to one with members from the four corners and beyond, the Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce membership represents businesses throughout the area.

The Chamber hosts networking events, informative luncheons, business seminars and special events, including a festival, Olde Tyme Days, held the second Saturday in October and now in its 26th year.

The Chamber now administers the Hutto Leadership Academy, an educational experience designed to develop an awareness of the Hutto community and Williamson County and provide effective leadership training.

Hutto Economic Development Corporation
www.huttoedc.com
Address: 321 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-2806
Fax: (512) 846-1834
Executive Director: Scott Martinez, CEcD
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Operations Mgr./Research Spec.: Erin Graves
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Marketing Director: Seanna Roysden
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The Hutto Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit entity funded by 4A sales tax proceeds. It is led by Executive Director Scott Martinez and a seven-member board of directors. Board members are President Mario Perez, Vice President Scott Heselmeyer, Secretary Anne Cano, treasurer Garry Gutarie, Debi Price, Miranda Conley and Doug Fell.

The EDC provides site-selection assistance to commercial ventures seeking to relocate to Hutto, as well as information and applications for federal, state and local financial incentives. It also monitors and provides demographic information, labor statistics and facilitates the permitting process.

Director: Mike Hemker
Address: 306 E. Live Oak, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4000
Fax: (512) 759-4001
Management Assistant: Julie Deinzer
The city’s first park, Fritz Park, was dedicated in 2005. It includes a pavilion, basketball court, baseball and football fields, and a hike and bike trail.

In January, the city was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to develop Hutto Lake Park on city-owned parkland. The lake is among the elements of the parks master plan developed by the city.

Hutto Lake ParkHutto Lake Park officially opened to the public in May 2011, and includes a pavilion, picnic tables, a playscape, catch and release fishing pier and a birdwatching blind. In addition to maintaining park facilities and planning for future park development, the Parks and Recreation Department also coordinates a number of annual events, including a Fourth of July celebration, Easter egg hunt, Arbor Day tree planting,

Don’t Mess with Texas trash-off and a 5K fun run in conjunction with Olde Tyme Days. The department also hosts a summer concert series and movies in the park, as well as youth and adult sports programs.

Hutto City Hall
www.huttotx.gov
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
After reaching the 5,000 population milestone, Hutto voters in 2004 approved a home rule charter, giving the city more power over its operations and its destiny. The city is governed by an elected mayor and six-member city council:
Mayor: Debbie Holland
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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Place 1: Anne Cano
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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Place 2: Paul Prince
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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Place 3: Veronica “Ronnie” Quintanilla-Perez
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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Place 4: Michael J. Smith
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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Place 5: Melanie Rios
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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Place 6: Max Yeste
Phone: (512) 759-4033
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City Manager: David Mitchell
Phone: (512) 759-4030
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Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The city manager is appointed by the city council. Mitchell serves as the city’s chief administrative officer, advising the council and helping identify policy issues.
Asst. City Manager: Micah Grau
Phone: (512) 759-4032
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Executive Admin. Assistant: Patti Gilmore
Phone: (512) 759-4034
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City Secretary: Christine Martinez
Phone: (512) 759-4033
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The city secretary’s office is responsible for all aspects of municipal records. Martinez also serves as the chief election official in all municipal elections.

Police Department
Police Chief: Peter Scheets
Phone: (512) 759-5978
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Scheets is new to the Hutto Police Department this year. He was assistant chief of police in Bryan and served nearly 11 years in military intelligence in the U.S. Army prior to beginning his law enforcement career.

The department is organized into three divisions – administration, support services and patrol services. The department’s primary mission is preservation of the peace, crime prevention, traffic safety, apprehension of offenders, recovery of stolen property and enforcement of city ordinances, state and federal laws.

Police Department
Police Chief: Peter Scheets
Phone: (512) 759-5978
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Scheets is new to the Hutto Police Department this year. He was assistant chief of police in Bryan and served nearly 11 years in military intelligence in the U.S. Army prior to beginning his law enforcement career.

The department is organized into three divisions – administration, support services and patrol services. The department’s primary mission is preservation of the peace, crime prevention, traffic safety, apprehension of offenders, recovery of stolen property and enforcement of city ordinances, state and federal laws.

Development Services Department
Address: 409 W. Front Street, Suite 200, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-3479
Fax: (512) 759-5962
The Development Services Department oversees building codes, inspections and permits, as well as planning functions for the city.

Finance Department
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4046
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The Finance Department plans and directs the city’s financial activities.

Municipal Court
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-1011
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The Municipal Court Division is responsible for processing Class C misdemeanors originating from traffic citations, citizen complaints, code violations and arrests occurring with the city limits.

Public Works
Address: 401 A W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4016
Fax: (512) 759-4017
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The Public Works Department manages the city’s water supply and distribution system, as well as its wastewater system.

Utility Billing
Address: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-4055
Fax: (512) 846-2653
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The Utility Billing office is responsible for customer billing and collections related to all city utility services and contracted solid waste services. The city provides water, waste water, garbage and recycling services to both residential and commercial accounts.

Hutto Fire Rescue
Williamson County ESD #3
www.huttofirerescue.org
Fire Chief: Scott D. Kerwood

Address: 501 Exchange Blvd., Hutto, TX 78634
Phone: (512) 759-2616
Fax: (512) 846-1946
Web: www.huttofirerescue.org
The Hutto fire department, Hutto Fire Rescue, operates separately from the city as an Emergency Services District. It is a combination paid/volunteer department with eight full time employees, about 32 part-time employees and 25 volunteers. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with six firefighters on duty at all times. Hutto Fire Rescue serves a 63 square mile coverage area that includes areas outside the city limits. Firefighters are equipped and trained to help in fire and rescue situations, as well as emergency medical calls.

Hutto has marked 100 years since its incorporation July 17, 1911. In what is now the first year of its second century, the community is beginning another chapter of its history. This spring, the historic groundbreaking for the town’s first community college underscored a commitment to higher education and handson job training. Later this year, dirt will turn on a project to build a YMCA facility to increase recreational opportunities for Hutto families. Roadways are under construction and new infrastructure is opening avenues for commercial development all over town.

The city has undergone a transformation over the past decade from a small rural Central Texas town of only 1,250 to Austin’s fastest growing suburb, now with more than 17,000 residents. Hutto was established in 1876 when officials from the International and Great Northern Railroad purchased five acres of land from James Emory Hutto for a designated station stop. That stop would help launch the town later named for Hutto, who would become the town’s first postmaster when the post office opened in 1877.

During the 1890s, the community prospered as cotton production was booming and a number of gins opened in the surrounding area. By 1898, Hutto was bustling and had grown to support six churches, a hotel, a school, livery stable, bank, photography gallery, newspaper, lumberyard and more than more than 20 stores.

Hutto was officially incorporated in 1911 and W.D. Holman served as its first mayor. Cotton remained king until 1929 when the stock market collapsed and the Great Depression ensued. After reaching a peak population of about 900 in 1928, the Great Depression took its toll and Hutto’s population dropped to about 400 in the 1960s. Hutto never fully recovered its former glory until recent years when it has become a popular Austin suburb.

Historic Downtown HuttoThe 1990 census reported a population in Hutto of about 620 people, but by 2000 that number had more than doubled to 1,250. In the past decade, the city’s population has skyrocketed and Hutto has been one of the fastest growing communities in the state, reaching an estimated 9,572 according to a middecade assessment by the U.S. Census Bureau.

While exponential growth peaked in 2007, prior to the nationwide recession, residential growth has slowed but continues on an upward trend.
The recently released 2010 U.S. Census numbers put Hutto’s population at 14,698, making it the second-fastest growing city in Texas. However, based on a formula related to the number of residential permits issued and including the Lakeside Estates sub-division, newly annexed this year, the City of Hutto places the number of residents closer to 18,500.

Hutto’s growth is related to quality, affordable housing and top-notch public schools. The opening of State Highway 130 on the new Central Texas turnpike System, ensures the community will be a hub for future growth.

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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