Taylortown, situated in Moore County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.
October 31, 2017
The median resident age in Taylortown is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Taylortown is about $115,000 (2015) which is $45,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Taylortown is 65% Black, 31% White, 1% Two or more races, and 3% other. 91% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 47% are married, 6% are divorced, 1% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 46% that have never been married.
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Taylortown belongs to Moore County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Alfred Moore, is part of the Aberdeen-Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Moore County has a population of 94,000 and the city Carthage, with a population of 2,000, is the county seat.
In 1785, the county was established from part of Cumberland County. Parts of Chatham and Moore County were merged to form Lee County in 1907.
Moore County is known for it's many golf resorts; mainly in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. The county hosted the 1996 and 2001 Women's U.S. Opens, as well as the 1999 and 2005 Men's Opens. In 2007, the Women's Open came back to Southern Pines. Southern Pines hosted the Women's and the Men's Opens simultaneously in the same year, and was the first time ever in the U.S. Open history.
Moore County borders Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Richmond, Montgomery, and Randolph counties.
The population of Taylortown, NC is about 800. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.
The elevation of Taylortown, NC is 502 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Taylortown, NC is 27376.
The area code for Taylortown, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Taylortown and Moore County have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.
The unemployment rate for Taylortown is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Food services, waste management, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Pilot is the primary newspaper that covers the Moore County area.