Sylvan Springs, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sylvan Springs, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Sylvan Springs had a population of 1,491 as of July 1, 2017. Sylvan Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvan Springs is located at latitude 33.5286 and longitude -87.0312 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sylvan Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Town of Sylvan Springs (GNIS ID: 2406706) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sylvan Springs is located within Maytown-Sylvan Springs Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylvan Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Sylvan Springs, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,491
Daytime Population: Workers 152
Daytime Population: Residents 927
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,079
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 1,491
Population in Familes 1,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,860
Average Household Income $68,208
Per Capita Income $26,713

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $142,857
Average Home Value $153,440
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 594
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.2%
Households -0.39% -0.2%
Families -0.76% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Sylvan Springs, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvan Springs to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 257 56th
Population Density # 373 36th
Diversity Index # 474 18th
Median Household Income # 59 90th
Per Capita Income # 76 87th

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