Taylorsville is a city in
County, Kentucky, United States. It is the county
seat of Spencer County .
As of the 2000 census
, the city had a total
population of 1,009. It was incorporated in 1829.
Taylorsville was founded in 1799 on the land of Richard Taylor.
Roughly of land was taken by the Shelby County Court on Taylor's
motion, and soon the town was named after Taylor himself. In 1814
the town of Taylorsville was admitted to record by the Spencer
, the famous
raider, was killed by Union
troops near the town in 1865, just before
the end of the American Civil
Taylorsville is located at (38.034837, -85.343797) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,009
people, 427 households, and 234 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (533.7/km²). There were 479 housing units at
an average density of 656.7/sq mi (253.3/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 90.09% White
, 7.83% African American
, 0.40% from
, and 1.68%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.78% of the
There were 427 households out of which 28.1% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married
living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 40.7% of all
households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age
of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to
64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
41 years. For every 100 females there were 72.5 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,271, and the
median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income
of $24,643 versus $22,321 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$12,451. About 27.3% of families and 30.8% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 42.7%
of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over.