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Statistics and Facts of Taylor Michigan

Taylor was originally known as Taylor Township and residents of the township voted to incorporate as the City of Taylor in May 1968.

Taylor Township was named in honor of Zachary Taylor, a national military hero in the 1840s, who would go on to be elected the twelfth President of the United States in 1849. Taylor Township was organized on March 16, 1847 from that were originally part of Ecorse Township, Michigan.

Taylor is home to one of two Gibraltar Trade Center locations in the Metro Detroit area, and is a member of the Downriver Community. Taylor is home to the Southland Shopping Center, the Wallside Windows Factory, the Taylor Sportsplex, the Taylor Meadows Golf Course, the Lakes of Taylor Golf Course, the Oakwood Heritage Hospital, the Michigan State Police Metro South Post and the Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus. The City of Taylor has a large park named Heritage Park that features: ball diamonds, soccer fields, pavilions, grills, picnic tables, restrooms, swimming pool, playground, historic buildings, shops, catch and release fishing pond, 1/3 mile walking path, path system, old growth nature area, park benches, picnic area, playground, plus a petting farm. The park is home to the Taylor South Little League, the Junior League World Series and the Taylor Soccer Club.

Population (year 2000): 65,868. Estimated population in July 2006: 64,240 (-2.5% change)
Males: 31,767 (48.2%)
Females: 34,101 (51.8%)

Wayne County

Median resident age: 33.9 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48180.

Estimated median household income in 2005: $43,100 (it was $42,944 in 2000)
Taylor $43,100
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $127,100 (it was $93,000 in 2000)
Taylor $127,100
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (18.4%), Irish (13.7%), Polish (10.8%), English (8.2%), United States (6.7%), French (6.1%).

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 23.6 square miles. Population density: 2741 people per square mile (average).

For population 25 years and over in Taylor
High school or higher: 75.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
Unemployed: 6.5%

Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Taylor city
Never married: 27.4%
Now married: 51.7%
Separated: 1.6%
Widowed: 6.8%
Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Taylor: 1.7% ($1,557)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (15.5 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (304.5 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Allen Park, MI (4.1 miles), Southgate, MI (4.9 miles), Inkster, MI (5.4 miles), Dearborn Heights, MI (5.7 miles), Lincoln Park, MI (5.8 miles), Riverview, MI (6.6 miles), Dearborn, MI (6.6 miles), Melvindale, MI (6.7 miles).

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 83.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -245 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,648 (23.2%)

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 124 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.51
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in Taylor:
OAKWOOD HERITAGE HOSPITAL (10000 TELEGRAPH ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Taylor:
KINDRED HOSPITAL - DETROIT (about 6 miles; LINCOLN PARK, MI)
HENRY FORD WYANDOTTE HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; WYANDOTTE, MI)
SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-WYANDOTTE (about 7 miles; WYANDOTTE, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Taylor:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 18 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
DETROIT CITY (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)

Other public-use airports nearest to Taylor:
GROSSE ILE MUNI (about 13 miles; DETROIT/GROSSE ILE, MI; ID: ONZ)
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 16 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
WICKENHEISER (about 17 miles; CARLETON, MI; ID: W87)

Amtrak stations near Taylor:
6 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
8 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
17 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plant near Taylor:
17 miles: Fermi 2 in Newport, MI.

Local government website: www.cityoftaylor.com

Colleges/Universities in Taylor:
TAYLORTOWN SCHOOL OF BEAUTY INC (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 23015 ECORSE RD; Private, for-profit)
ROSS MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 22293 EUREKA; Private, for-profit)
TRI-STATE BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 21255 WICK RD; Private, for-profit)
THERESA A MORSE SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 20600 EUREKA STE 422; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taylor:
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 4 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,247)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 7 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,414)
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,119)

Public high schools in Taylor:
TRUMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,784; Location: 11211 BEECH DALY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,442; Location: 13505 J.F. KENNEDY DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
TITAN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 9551 WESTLAKE STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)

Private high schools in Taylor:
LIGHT AND LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 299; Location: 8900 PARDEE; Grades: KG - 12)
BAPTIST PARK SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 12501 TELEGRAPH ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Taylor:
ROBERT J. WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 725; Location: 10575 WILLIAMS STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
CHARLES E. BRAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 597; Location: 13500 PINE STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 592; Location: 27101 BEVERLY ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
BLAIR MOODY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 8280 HIPP STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
KINYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 554; Location: 10455 MONROE BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 06)
CLARENCE RANDALL ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 8699 ROBERT STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 494; Location: 10201 HOLLAND ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
EUREKA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 458; Location: 25125 EUREKA ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
BERNICE MCDOWELL ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 22929 BREST ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
MYERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 16201 LAUREN DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)

Private elementary/middle schools in Taylor:
ST ALFRED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 351; Location: 9540 TELEGRAPH ROAD; Grades: KG - KG)
ST CYRIL OF JERUSALEM (Students: 175; Location: 6451 JACKSON; Grades: KG - 8)
ST PASCHAL SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 8070 ROOSEVELT; Grades: KG - 8)
ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 13115 TELEGRAPH ROAD; Grades: PK - 7)
OAKWOOD ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 26300 GODDARD RD; Grades: KG - 10)

Average household size:
This city: 2.6 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 71.6%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 7.0%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 10.8%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 5.3%
Whole state: 4.8%

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