Taylor, Arizona


  • One of the first homes built in Taylor, Arizona
  • Another original home in Taylor
  • Taylor Historical Museum
  • One of the non-LDS churches in Taylor

Taylor is a sister-town of Snowflake, located right against the southern line of Snowflake. The 2 towns presently share their Chamber of Commerce, court and police services. I drove through Taylor on a Saturday morning and was lucky enough to have breakfast at the table next to a pair of older women who were born and raised here. They told me stories they'd heard from their grandparents who were among the early settlers in this area in the late 1870's. It was a great conversation (but I can't remember a lot of it) and when I got up to pay for their breakfasts and mine, they offered to take me on a tour through the whole area. I should have taken them up on it but I was in a rush to get to Petrified Forest National Park before the monsoon rains began again in the afternoon... Obviously I have to go back.

Taylor was founded by Mormon settlers a few months before the Flake party arrived in Snowflake and bought out the rancher who'd claimed that property. Silver Creek, which flows northward from the White Mountains to join with the Little Colorado River on the Colorado Plateau, passes directly through Taylor. Taylor was named in honor of John Taylor, 3rd President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The population of Taylor is up more than 30% since 2000.

Fast Facts about Taylor, Arizona
Taylor, Navajo County, AZ 85939
Latitude: 34.4658°N
Longitude: 110.1044°W
Founded: 1878
Incorporated: 1966
Elevation: 5,630'

Education:
High School or Higher: 83.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 11.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.8%
Cost of Living Index for Taylor: 83.7

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $40,700
Median Home Value: $100,100
Median Resident Age: 29.5 Years
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Construction, Forestry, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation Services, Health Care, Retail Services, Government
Unemployed (August 2014): 12.9%
 
2010 Population Demographics
Total Population
4,112
Males
2,113
Females
1,999
Population by Age
Under 18
1,478
18 & over
2,634
20-24
232
25-34
478
35-49
692
50-64
634
65 & over
466
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
546
Non Hispanic or Latino
3,566
Population by Race
White
3,535
African-American
9
Asian
12
Native American
197
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
3
Other
245
Two or more
111
 
Navajo County Pages