Sylvan Springs, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Sylvan Springs, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Sylvan Springs had a population of 1,485 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.5157 and longitude -87.015 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sylvan Springs 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.

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Sylvan Springs, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,485
Population in Households 1,485
Population in Familes 1,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 171
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $53,006
Average Household Income $65,594
Per Capita Income $25,662


Total Housing Units 650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $145,600
Average Home Value $161,680


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 437
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.46% -0.22%
Households -0.38% -0.24%
Families -0.7% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.99%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

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, 2018 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 # 374 36th
Diversity Index # 467 20th
Median Household Income # 99 83rd
Per Capita Income # 127 78th

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