Taylor, Mississippi

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Taylor is a village in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 289 at the 2000 census.



Taylor is located at 34°16′9″N 89°35′2″W / 34.26917°N 89.58389°W / 34.26917; -89.58389 (34.269235, -89.583769)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²) of it is land and 0.24% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 289 people, 128 households, and 78 families residing in the village. The population density was 70.3 people per square mile (27.1/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 33.6/sq mi (13.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 80.28% White, 17.99% African American, 1.38% Native American and 0.35% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 128 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,875, and the median income for a family was $50,250. Males had a median income of $31,528 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,403. About 14.1% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.1% of those sixty five or over.

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