Taylor, Michigan


Taylor, Michigan

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leader_name = Cameron Priebe
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code = 48180
area_code = 313, 734
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Taylor is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 65,868 at the 2000 census. 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 convert|24|sqmi|km2|0 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. Taylor is also the birthplace of Hungry Howie's Pizza. 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. Taylor is also the birthplace and home of "Joe C.," sidekick of Kid Rock, who died in 2000.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 65,868 people, 24,776 households, and 17,739 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,789.8/sq mi (1,077.2/km²). There were 25,905 housing units at an average density of 1,097.2/sq mi (423.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.13% White, 8.75% African American, 0.68% Native American, 1.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.

There were 24,776 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,944, and the median income for a family was $48,304. Males had a median income of $41,170 versus $25,999 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,638. About 8.9% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city is served by the Taylor School District.

Other educational facilities include:
* Taylor Exemplar Academy ( [http://www.heritageacademies.com/home/ National Heritage Academies] ) - [http://www.taylorexemplaracademy.org/ Taylor Exemplar Academy Official Website]
* Trillium Academy - [http://www.trilliumacademy.us/ Trillium Academy Official Website]
* Wayne County Community College District ~ Downriver Campus - [http://www.wcccd.edu/ WCCCD Official Website

Local personalities

*Ian Ferguson - Film and Television actor
*Baba Rexheb - Bektashi spiritual leader

References

External links

* [http://www.cityoftaylor.com/ Official Website of the City of Taylor]
* [http://www.focustaylor.com/ FocusTaylor.com]
* [http://www.dccwf.org/index.html Downriver Community Conference]


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