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Taylor, Michigan

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Taylor is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 65,868. Taylor was originally known as Taylor Township and residents of the township voted to incoporate as the City of Taylor in May 1968.

Taylor is home to one of 2 Gibraltar Trade Center locations in the Metro Detroit area, and is a member of the Downriver Community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 61.1 km² (23.6 mi²). 61.1 km² (23.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 65,868 people, 24,776 households, and 17,739 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,077.2/km² (2,789.8/mi²). There are 25,905 housing units at an average density of 423.6/km² (1,097.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 3.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the city the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $42,944, and the median income for a family is $48,304. Males have a median income of $41,170 versus $25,999 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,638. 10.8% of the population and 8.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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