Taylor County is located in southwest Iowa. The County Seat is Bedford and the largest city is Bedford. The Official Web Site is located at http://taylorcountyiowa.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,143 and the 2010 census population was 6,317. The land area is 531.90 square miles and there are 11.9 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.4% is Black or African American, 7.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 90% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $66,400, there are 2,764 households, an average of 2.22 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,793, the median household income is $43,804, and 14.5% of the persons in Taylor County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 722. Retail sales (in $1000) were $25,098, and sales per capita were $3,906.
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