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Taylorville is a township in Christian County, in the Taylorville metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Taylorville. For links to other places called Taylorville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Taylorville is 39.567N. The longitude is -89.317W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,659.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Taylorville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Christian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62540 ZIP code.
24% of Taylorville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Taylorville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Taylorville was $17,872, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Taylorville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Taylorville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Christian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Taylorville political report.
The average commute time for Taylorville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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