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, Taylorsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Taylorsville are a mix 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 (21.19%), management occupations (8.30%), and teaching (7.56%).

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

The percentage of adults in Taylorsville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.98% of adults in Taylorsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Taylorsville in 2010 was $16,357, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,428 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 31.58% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Taylorsville is a very 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 German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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