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 1,479 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Sylvan Springs, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,479
Population in Households 1,479
Population in Familes 1,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 170
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 436
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $135,897
Average Home Value $149,373


Median Household Income $51,782
Average Household Income $63,842
Per Capita Income $24,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.31%
Households -0.59% -0.31%
Families -0.96% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 374 36th
Diversity Index2 # 472 19th
Median Household Income # 80 86th
Per Capita Income # 86 85th

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