Taylor, Michigan - Basic Facts

Taylor is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Taylor.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wayne County at latitude 42.2409 and longitude -83.2697. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Taylor (see map) encompass a land area of 23.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Taylor, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 61,754
Population in Households 61,110
Population in Familes 49,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 644
Population Density1 2,617
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 24,043
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 16,319
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,798 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,245 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,374 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $79,658
Average Home Value $85,049


Median Household Income $40,581
Average Household Income $50,453
Per Capita Income $19,761
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -0.52% -0.46%
Households -0.32% -0.36%
Families -0.54% -0.5%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Taylor, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taylor to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 17 98th
Population Density1 # 90 87th
Diversity Index2 # 66 91st
Median Household Income # 401 42nd
Per Capita Income # 490 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.