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Taylorville, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Taylorville had a population of 10,751 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Taylorville is located at latitude 39.5489 and longitude -89.2945 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Taylorville encompass a land area of 10.29 sq. miles and a water area of 1.91 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Taylorville (GNIS ID: 2396035) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Taylorville is located within Township of Taylorville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Christian County.


Taylorville, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,751 (100%)
Population in Households 10,438 (97.1%)
Population in Families 7,794 (72.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 313 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 1,042
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $45,945
Average Household Income $59,297
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $25,968
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,144 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,658 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 610 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $90,559
Average Home Value $108,802
Housing Affordability Index3 267


Total Households 4,802
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,811
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.46% -0.73%
Households -0.27% -0.64%
Families -0.36% -0.76%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.53%


Taylorville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Taylorville to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 208 85th
Population Density # 701 49th
Median Household Income # 1110 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 894 65th
Per Capita Income # 954 30th
Diversity Index # 736 46th

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