Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States, four miles (six km) southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. It was founded in 1790 by Cornelius Atherton. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. Most of Taylor is over abandoned mines. The borough also has the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) available via the Keyser Avenue Interchange, going north to Clarks Summit and south to Philadelphia.
The population at the 2010 census was 6,263.
Taylor is located at 41°23′29″N 75°42′55″W (41.391279, -75.715354).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2).
At the 2010 census there were 6,263 people, 2,631 households, and 1,650 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,204.4 people per square mile (465/km²). There were 2,791 housing units at an average density of 536.7 per square mile (209.7/km²).