Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2021

11,866
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Sylacauga is a city located in Talladega County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 11,866, it is the 58th largest city in Alabama and the 2748th largest city in the United States . Sylacauga is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -6.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,749 in 2010. Sylacauga reached it's highest population of 12,857 in 1960. Spanning over 20 miles, Sylacauga has a population density of 586 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylacauga is $52,619 with a poverty rate of 23.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $609 per month, and the median house value is $131,600. The median age in Sylacauga is 36.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Sylacauga Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sylacauga was:

  • White: 64.09%
  • Black or African American: 32.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Native American: 1.07%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Sylacauga, Alabama is 11,866 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,118.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,749.

Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202179,660-159-0.20%
202079,819-159-0.20%
201979,978-159-0.20%
201880,137-5-0.01%
201780,142-410-0.51%
201680,552-576-0.72%
201581,128-384-0.47%
201481,512-66-0.08%
201381,578-568-0.70%
201282,1462830.34%
201181,863-309-0.38%
201082,1720.00%

Sylacauga Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,83664.09%
Black or African American4,01632.85%
Two or More Races1601.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native1311.07%
Some Other Race760.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.06%
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Sylacauga Population by Race

Sylacauga Population Pyramid $2021

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Sylacauga Median Age

36.9


Total

33.2


Male

40.5


Female

Sylacauga Adults

There are 9,164 adults, (2,041 of whom are seniors) in Sylacauga.

Sylacauga Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylacauga Sex Ratio

Female

6,658

54.46%

Male

5,568

45.54%

Sylacauga Population by Age

Sylacauga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sylacauga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.6%18.4%
Male63.1%36.9%
All55.9%44.1%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female31.8%68.2%

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sylacauga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9432.4255.9
Non Family1,9501.1241.5
Married1,8783.3181.6
Female9093.1831.8
Male2063.2863.1

3.16

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Sylacauga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3884.75%
9th to 12th Grade89811.00%
High School Graduate2,53031.00%
Some College2,11725.94%
Associates Degree7859.62%
Bachelors Degree93011.39%
Graduate Degree5146.30%
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Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,2714,6121,302
Black2,6742,13593
Hispanic1075834
2+ Races644215
Native American3922
Other Race25
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 31.78%.

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,854$48,976$31,279
Less Than 9th Grade$20,800$21,000$
High School Graduate$24,028$45,417$19,893
Some College$35,361$41,146$32,289
Bachelors Degree$53,977$78,611$31,731
Graduate Degree$55,781$31,250$57,448

$35,854

Average Earnings

$48,976

Average Male

$31,279

Average Female

Sylacauga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylacauga Language by Age

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Sylacauga Language

97.64% of Sylacauga residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.78% of the population.

Sylacauga Language

Sylacauga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,9901,34633.73%
White7,5281,19815.91%
Native131131100.00%
Hispanic2139444.13%
Multiple1557649.03%
Other766585.53%
Islander77100.00%

23.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.41%

Male Poverty Rate

29.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylacauga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylacauga is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylacauga is White, with 15.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.54%.

Sylacauga Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.97%
High School28.27%
Some College9.49%
Bachelors or Greater5.96%

Sylacauga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.00%
Male Unemployed29.51%
Female Employed11.74%
Male Employed5.77%

Sylacauga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylacauga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,068$52,619
Families$60,250$66,144
Married Families$77,875-
Non Families$16,602$28,746
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Income by Household Type

Sylacauga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylacauga Married by Age and Sex

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Sylacauga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sylacauga Marital Status by Race

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Sylacauga Marital Status

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664

Number of Veterans

600

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam217
First Gulf War171
Second Gulf War88
World War II31
Korea31

Sylacauga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64184
65 to 74170
35 to 54140
75+117
18 to 3453

Sylacauga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4427.58%
Black2116.65%
Islander7100.00%
2+ Races44.71%

Sylacauga Veterans by Race

Sylacauga Veterans by Education

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9.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylacauga Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

48%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sylacauga Employment by Age

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Sylacauga Employment by Race

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Sylacauga Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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84.34%

Born in Sylacauga

98.48%

Native Born

1.52%

Foreign Born

0.88%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.48% of Sylacauga residents were born in the United States, with 84.34% having been born in Alabama. 0.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sylacauga Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,866-84-0.70%
202011,950-84-0.70%
201912,034-84-0.69%
201812,118-85-0.70%
201712,203-119-0.97%
201612,322-117-0.94%
201512,439-100-0.80%
201412,539-70-0.56%
201312,609-90-0.71%
201212,699340.27%
201112,665-100-0.78%
201012,7651490.12%
200012,616960.08%
199012,520-188-0.15%
198012,7084530.36%
197012,255-602-0.48%
196012,8573,2512.96%
19509,6063,3374.36%
19406,2692,1544.30%
19304,1150.00%

Sylacauga Population by Year