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City of Taylor

  •   State: 
    Wayne County
      County FIPS: 
    42°14′27″N 83°16′11″W
      Area total: 
    23.63 sq mi
      Area land: 
    23.62 sq mi (61.17 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.05 km²)
    614 ft (187 m)
    1847; Incorporated 1968
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,685.00 residents per square mile of area (1,036.67/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Taylor is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population was 63,409 at the 2020 census. Taylor is the most-populated municipality of the Downriver community, and it is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of the southern border of Detroit and about 15 miles (24.1 km) southwest of Downtown Detroit. The city is home to the Southland Center, Taylor Sportsplex, Beaumont Hospital Taylor, and Hungry Howie's Pizza. Heritage Park is located within the city and hosts the Junior League World Series, which invites youth baseball players from all over the world for an annual tournament in August. In 2019, the FBI began a federal investigation of then Mayor Rick Sollars and the City of Taylor for corruption. The FBI raided the City Hall along with the then mayor's residence. The Taylor North Little League team qualified for the championship game of the Little League World League Series, where they defeated a team from Hamilton, Ohio. The team became the first team from Michigan to win the tournament since 1959. Taylor's climate has cold winters and humid summers like many other places in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It has a total area of 23.63 square miles (61.20 km²), of which 23.60 sq miles (60.12 km²) is land and 003 square miles. (0.08 km) is water. Taylor was named after Major General Zachary Taylor, a hero of the Mexican-American War who would go on to serve as the twelfth president of the US.


The city of Taylor traces its origins back to when it was originally part of Ecorse Township to the west. The first landowner in the area was Peter Coan, who purchased an 80-acre (32 ha) parcel from the US government in 1830. A small train station was built in 1876 after the Wabash Railroad built a railroad line through Taylor Township. In 1954, the first American Bektashi Sufi lodge was built with significant support from the Albanian-American community of the Detroit area. In 2005, a large blue bridge was built at the intersection of Telegraph Road and I-94. It is known as the Gateway Bridge and was claimed to be Detroit's "new icon" by STRUCTURE Magazine in 2006. President Barack Obama visited the city while campaigning in 2008. In 2019, the FBI began a federal investigation of then Mayor Rick Sollars and the City of Taylor for corruption. The former mayor and city are currently still under investigation. The Taylor North Little League team qualified for the championship game at the 2021 Little League World Series, where they defeated a team from Hamilton, Ohio, becoming the first champion from Michigan since 1959. The church had a major fire in 2020 while construction work was being done. The city would not be officially incorporated until March 6, 1968, when the city's charter was officially approved by then governor George W. Romney. President Bill Clinton attended the commemoration ceremony for the new Department of Public works building grand opening in 1996.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.63 square miles (61.20 km²), of which 23.60 square miles of it is land and 0.03 sq miles (0.08 km²) is water. Taylor has a continental climate, meaning that it has cold winters and humid summers like many other places in the Great Lakes region. Taylor's climate is unsurprisingly close to that of Detroit. Taylor is bordered by seven other communities, including Dearborn Heights, Southgate, and Wayne County Community College. The city is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is part of the Upper Midwest region of the United States. It is the only city in Michigan with a population of more than 100,000. The population of Taylor is estimated to be around 1,000,000 as of the 2010 United States Census. It has a high school population of about 1,100, with the majority of the students attending Wayne County High School. It also has a college population of around 2,500, with most of the college students living in Wayne County. Taylor was founded in 1838 and is one of the oldest cities in the state. It was named after the town of Taylor, Michigan, where it was founded by German immigrants in the early 19th century. The current mayor of the city is the son of a former mayor, who was killed in a car accident in the 1950s. The mayor is the daughter of former mayor and former mayor of Detroit, who died in the 1970s.


As of the census of 2010, there were 63,131 people, 24,370 households, and 16,700 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 78.0% White, 15.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.8%. Asian, 1,3% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05. The median income for a household in theCity was $42,944, and the median income. for a family was $48,304. The per capita income for the city is $19,638. About 16.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5%. of those age 65 or over. The city's population was 65,868 at the 2000 census, and 64,131 at the 2010 census. It has a population density of 2,675.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,032.8/km²) and a population growth rate of 4.7%. It has an average age of 36.9 years. The population of the City is 47.9% male and 52.1%. The city has a median income of $41,170 versus $25,999 for females. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's median household income is $42.944.


Taylor is home to the Downriver Campus of the Wayne County Community College District. Southland Shopping Center, a regional shopping mall with over 100 stores, was opened in 1970. In 2014, it was announced that the 80 acre property located at Eureka Road and I-75 which previously held the Gibraltar Trade Center would be redeveloped into what became Trader's Pointe, which opened in June 2018. Taylor Lanes has hosted numerous ten-pin bowling championships on the Professional Bowlers Association's PBA Tour. The tour stops have included the Greater Detroit Open, Motor City Classic, Ultimate Scoring Championship, and a PBA World Championship major event (2005) The property was sold in 2016 to Life Bridge Church, with the church preserving six of the center's 48 lanes for congregational use. Taylor had also been the headquarters of Masco Corporation, the 13th largest publicly traded company in Michigan. The company has been headquartered in Taylor since its foundation in 1929 by Alex Manoogian. It was announced in 2015 that Masco would be moving out of the City. The property is being leased by Ford Motor Company in an announcement released in April 2017. The city also has commercial and industrial sectors, restaurants, and shopping, including Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kohl's, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick's Sporting Goods, Jo-Ann, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Kroger, and two Home Depot locations, among many others. Taylor also has the Oakwood Health System's Heritage Hospital.


The city is served by the Taylor School District, within which there is only one high school: Taylor High School (formerly, Harry S. Truman High School) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit previously operated St. Cyril Elementary School, St. Pascal Elementary School and St. Alfred Elementary School in Taylor. The former two merged in 2000 forming Taylor Catholic School, before closing down in 2007. In 2013, the archdiocese sold the attached part of the St Alfred Elementary to PrepNet Schools and formed Taylor Preparatory Charter High school and walled off the hallways connecting to the main church hall of St Alfred's. Wayne County Community College District also serves the city. The city is home to the Detroit Institute of Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan at Detroit. It is also the home of the Detroit Lions, Detroit Lions High School, and Detroit Lions Junior/Senior High School. It also has a number of private schools, including Detroit Christian School, Detroit Christian College, Detroit Lakes High School and Detroit Christian University. It was the site of the first high school in the U.S. to be named after a Detroit Lions player, Harry Truman, who was killed in a car accident in 1947. The school was named after Truman's son, Harry, who served as the school's principal from 1947 to 1950. The high school is located on Beech Daly Road in the city's downtown area, near the Detroit River. The district also includes Taylor Exemplar Academy and Trillium Academy, both of which were founded in the 1970s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan = 25.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 36. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Taylor = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 63,409 individuals with a median age of 37.6 age the population dropped by -7.34% in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,685.00 residents per square mile of area (1,036.67/km²). There are average 2.64 people per household in the 22,877 households with an average household income of $45,588 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.80% of the available work force and has dropped -8.04% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 10.12%. The number of physicians in Taylor per 100,000 population = 173.5.


The annual rainfall in Taylor = 32.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 39.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 134. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 183. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 65.50%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 46 years with median home cost = $68,410 and home appreciation of -18.26%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $15.50 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,209 per student. There are 18.9 students for each teacher in the school, 2572 students for each Librarian and 541 students for each Counselor. 5.76% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 4.87% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.24% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Taylor's population in Wayne County, Michigan of 2,062 residents in 1900 has increased 30,75-fold to 63,409 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.56% female residents and 48.44% male residents live in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan are married and the remaining 46.52% are single population.

  • 24.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Taylor require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    85.76% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.24% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.34% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.20% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan, 65.50% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.82% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.67% are vacant.

  • The 36.26% of the population in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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