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Taylors, South Carolina
Location of Taylors, South Carolina
Location of Taylors, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Greenville
 • Type Town Administrator: Cory Holtzclaw Esquire
 • Total 10.9 sq mi (28.1 km2)
 • Land 10.9 sq mi (28.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
932 ft (284 m)
 • Total 21,617
 • Density 1,983.2/sq mi (5,136.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-71395
GNIS feature ID 1251128

Taylors is a census-designated place (CDP) in Greenville County, United States. The population was 21,617 at the 2010 census. Taylors is the Greenville/Spartanburg area's largest suburb although it is not incorporated as a city. It is part of the GreenvilleMauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The Southern Bleachery and Print Works was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.


Taylors is located at 34°54′48″N 82°18′39″W / 34.91333°N 82.31083°W / 34.91333; -82.31083 (34.913236, -82.310817). The Enoree River flows through the community, and during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Chick Springs served as the focus of a small Upstate South Carolina resort community.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,518
1960 1,071 −29.4%
1970 6,831 537.8%
1980 15,801 131.3%
1990 19,619 24.2%
2000 20,125 2.6%
2010 21,617 7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,125 people, 7,978 households, and 5,720 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,853.7 people per square mile (715.5/km²). There were 8,550 housing units at an average density of 787.5 per square mile (304.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.59% White, 14.19% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.91% of the population.

There were 7,978 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,986, and the median income for a family was $55,241. Males had a median income of $39,458 versus $28,057 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,463. About 6.8% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.


Taylors is the unincorporated buffer zone between the cities of Greenville and Greer in South Carolina. In 2005, area residents organized a drive to incorporate as a city, in protest to certain annexations of commercial properties on Wade Hampton Boulevard by the city of Greer. These residents were concerned that the tax base of the area's sewer authority was being eroded. The proposal was defeated and Taylors remains unincorporated.

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