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Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named after Moses Taylor, railroad promoter
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Taylor. For links to other places called Taylor, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Taylor is 41.394N. The longitude is -75.706W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,325.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Taylor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lackawanna County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18517 ZIP code.
11% of Taylor residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Taylor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Taylor was $16,714, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Taylor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Taylor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.
Libraries in Taylor include Taylor Community Library ... View libraries
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Taylor political report.
The average commute time for Taylor workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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