Taylorsville, Georgia

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Taylorsville, Georgia
Farmers Supply Company in Taylorsville
Farmers Supply Company in Taylorsville
Location in Bartow County and the state of Georgia
Location in Bartow County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°05′10″N 84°59′15″W / 34.08611°N 84.98750°W / 34.08611; -84.98750Coordinates: 34°05′10″N 84°59′15″W / 34.08611°N 84.98750°W / 34.08611; -84.98750[1]
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesBartow, Polk
Area
 • Total1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total252
 • Density168.90/sq mi (65.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30178
Area code(s)770/678/470
FIPS code13-75664[3]
GNIS feature ID0323966[1]

Taylorsville is a town in Bartow and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1] The population was 211 at the 2012 census.

History[edit]

Taylorsville was surveyed circa 1870 by Edward G. Taylor, and named for him.[4] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Taylorsville as a town in 1916.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

Taylorsville has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with cool to mild winters and hot, humid summers.

Climate data for Taylorsville, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 56
(13)
62
(17)
66
(19)
77
(25)
84
(29)
90
(32)
95
(35)
94
(34)
86
(30)
77
(25)
62
(17)
51
(11)
75
(24)
Average low °F (°C) 29
(−2)
32
(0)
46
(8)
51
(11)
65
(18)
71
(22)
78
(26)
76
(24)
61
(16)
49
(9)
40
(4)
29
(−2)
52
(11)
Source: Weatherbase[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188095
189087−8.4%
190013959.8%
191019741.7%
192025831.0%
1930220−14.7%
19402335.9%
195026011.6%
1960226−13.1%
197025311.9%
19802665.1%
19902691.1%
2000229−14.9%
2010210−8.3%
202025220.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Taylorsville racial composition[8]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 235 93.25%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2 0.79%
Other/mixed 9 3.57%
Hispanic or Latino 6 2.38%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 252 people, 100 households, and 70 families residing in the town.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, the population was 3,796. The population density was 153.3 inhabitants per square mile (59.2/km2). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 68.9 per square mile (26.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.45% White, 4.37% African American, 0.87% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 93 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,135. None of the families and 2.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.1% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Students living in Taylorsville attend schools within the Bartow County School District.

A few students living in a portion of Taylorsville that extends into Polk County attend schools within the Polk County School District.

Healthcare[edit]

Floyd Primary Care Center serves residents within the Taylorsville and Rockmart area. The center also holds the Center for Diabetes of Taylorsville.

Four area hospitals serve residents of Taylorsville.

Emergency services in Taylorsville are primarily provided by the Bartow County Fire Department and EMS.

Georgia Power Plant Bowen[edit]

Plant Bowen is a coal-fired power station located near Taylorsville. It is approximately 8.7 mi (14 km) west-south-west from Cartersville in western Bartow County. At 3,499 megawatts, Plant Bowen has the second largest generating capacity of any coal-fired power plant in North America, and the largest in the United States; only Ontario Power Generation's Nanticoke Generating Station in Canada has more generating capacity. Plant Bowen ranked third in the nation for net generation in 2006 producing over 22,630,000 MWh. The station is connected to the southeastern power grid by numerous 500 kV transmission lines, and is owned and operated by Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Taylorsville, Georgia
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Bartow County". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 24. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  5. ^ Georgia (1916). Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. p. 972.
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Taylorsville, Georgia, United States of America". Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-12.

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