Taylorsville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Taylorsville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Taylorsville had a population of 2,247 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Taylorsville is located at latitude 35.9168 and longitude -81.1759 in Alexander County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Taylorsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alexander County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The Town of Taylorsville (GNIS ID: 2406720) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Taylorsville is located within Township of Taylorsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alexander County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Taylorsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Taylorsville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,247
Daytime Population: Workers 3,680
Daytime Population: Residents 1,312
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,992
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.22
Population in Households 2,118
Population in Familes 1,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 949
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $33,668
Average Household Income $50,903
Per Capita Income $21,860


Total Housing Units 1,100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 390 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $129,567
Average Home Value $151,855


Total Households 928
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 570
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.95% 0.23%
Households 0.83% 0.26%
Families 2.76% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Taylorsville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taylorsville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 298 60th
Population Density # 245 67th
Diversity Index # 422 43rd
Median Household Income # 582 21st
Per Capita Income # 409 45th

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