Taylor, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Taylor
Municipal building
Municipal building
Location of Taylor in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Taylor in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Taylor is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Taylor in Pennsylvania
Taylor is located in the US
Taylor (the US)
Coordinates: 41°23′29″N 75°42′55″W / 41.39139°N 75.71528°W / 41.39139; -75.71528Coordinates: 41°23′29″N 75°42′55″W / 41.39139°N 75.71528°W / 41.39139; -75.71528
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Settled 1790
Incorporated 1893
 • Mayor Ted Praschak
 • Total 5.20 sq mi (13.47 km2)
 • Land 5.20 sq mi (13.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,263
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 5,975
 • Density 1,148.60/sq mi (443.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 18517
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-76184
Website taylorborough.com

Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States, four miles (six km) southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. It was founded in 1790 by Cornelius Atherton. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. Most of Taylor is over abandoned mines. The borough also has the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) available via the Keyser Avenue Interchange, going north to Clarks Summit and south to Philadelphia.

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).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2).


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20165,975[2]−4.6%

As of the census[7] 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, and the school colors are red and blue. The school is fairly small and graduates approximately 100 students per year. The school is said to have a rivalry with Old Forge, the neighboring school.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.