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Sylvania, Alabama - Basic Facts

Sylvania is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Sylvania.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in DeKalb County at latitude 34.5623 and longitude -85.8125. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Sylvania (see map) encompass a land area of 8.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

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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, 2014 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 # 237 59th
Population Density1 # 338 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 261 55th
Median Household Income # 282 51st
Per Capita Income # 399 31st

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

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Sylvania, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,711
Population in Households 1,711
Population in Familes 1,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 202
Diversity Index2 38
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 475
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $92,113
Average Home Value $112,323
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,178
Average Household Income $46,354
Per Capita Income $17,538
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.66% -0.51%
Households -1.72% -0.68%
Families -1.43% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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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