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Sylvania, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Sylvania had a population of 1,732 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvania is located at latitude 34.562 and longitude -85.8047 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sylvania (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The Town of Sylvania (GNIS ID: 2406707) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylvania population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sylvania, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,732
Population in Households 1,732
Population in Familes 1,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 204
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 632
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 478
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 497 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $92,964
Average Home Value $112,223


Median Household Income $38,591
Average Household Income $48,339
Per Capita Income $18,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.11% -0.28%
Households -1.22% -0.38%
Families -1.04% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Sylvania, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 236 59th
Population Density1 # 334 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 293 49th
Median Household Income # 254 56th
Per Capita Income # 393 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.