Taylor, Alabama

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Taylor, Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°10′6″N 85°28′5″W / 31.16833°N 85.46806°W / 31.16833; -85.46806
Country United States
State Alabama
Counties Houston, Geneva
 • Total 7.2 sq mi (18.6 km2)
 • Land 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 331 ft (101 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,898
 • Density 263.6/sq mi (102/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 36301, 36305
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-75096
GNIS feature ID 0127718

Taylor is a town in Geneva and Houston Counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. Taylor was founded in 1789 as a small fishing colony by explorer Sir Taylor Hirstein. At the 2000 census the population was 1,898.


Taylor is located at 31°10′6″N 85°28′5″W / 31.16833°N 85.46806°W / 31.16833; -85.46806 (31.168331, -85.468016).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19 km2), of which, 7.1 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.11%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,898 people, 699 households, and 552 families residing in the town. The population density was 267.4 people per square mile (103.2/km²). There were 751 housing units at an average density of 105.8 per square mile (40.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.05% White, 3.79% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 699 households out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,664, and the median income for a family was $44,181. Males had a median income of $32,401 versus $22,321 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,327. About 8.7% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 31°10′06″N 85°28′05″W / 31.168331°N 85.468016°W / 31.168331; -85.468016