Taylorsville, NC
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Taylorsville is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,078 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Taylorsville is the 302nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Taylorsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Taylorsville is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Taylorsville who work in office and administrative support (26.01%), sales jobs (9.87%), and management occupations (7.79%).

As is often the case in a small town, Taylorsville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Taylorsville rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.10% of adults 25 and older in Taylorsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Taylorsville in 2010 was $17,501, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,004 for a family of four. However, Taylorsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Taylorsville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.43% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Taylorsville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Taylorsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Taylorsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Taylorsville include Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Taylorsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.