Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2024

12,054

Sylacauga is a city located in Talladega County Alabama. Sylacauga has a 2024 population of 12,054. Sylacauga is currently declining at a rate of -0.92% annually and its population has decreased by -3.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,548 in 2020.

The average household income in Sylacauga is $59,821 with a poverty rate of 22.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sylacauga is 37.2 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Sylacauga Demographics

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

  • White: 64.1%
  • Black or African American: 31.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
  • Asian:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
20.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
595.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.94% (-494)
The current population of Sylacauga, Alabama is 12,054 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,548.

Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2024

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Sylacauga Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,99064.1%
Black or African American3,88231.14%
Two or more races3592.88%
Other race1601.28%
Native American730.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.01%
Asian
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Sylacauga Population by Race

Sylacauga Population Pyramid 2024

Sylacauga Median Age

37.2

Total

36.7

Male

38.2

Female

Sylacauga Adults

There are 9,474 adults, (2,270 of whom are seniors) in Sylacauga.

Sylacauga Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylacauga Sex Ratio

Female7,07656.77%
Male5,38943.23%

Sylacauga Population by Age

Sylacauga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2912.35446
Married2,3222.9574.825.2
Non Family1,7851.1443.156.9
Female9142.6323.376.7
Male2703.3151.548.5
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2.8

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sylacauga Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 75.86%.

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,747

Average Earnings

$47,351

Average Male

$28,818

Average Female

Sylacauga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylacauga Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sylacauga Language

97.63% of Sylacauga residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.16% of the population.

Sylacauga Language

Sylacauga Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,7811,35035.7%
White7,7711,08613.98%
Multiple34725372.91%
Native735169.86%
Other16074.38%
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22.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.04%

Male Poverty Rate

28.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylacauga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylacauga is Multiple, with 72.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylacauga is Other, with 4.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.68%.

Sylacauga Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.2%
High School25.24%
Some College9.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.95%
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Sylacauga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed69%
Male Unemployed36.4%
Female Employed11.75%
Male Employed4.33%
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Sylacauga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylacauga Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sylacauga Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylacauga Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sylacauga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sylacauga Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sylacauga Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

567

Number of Veterans

535

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

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Sylacauga Veterans by War

count

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Sylacauga Veterans by Age

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Sylacauga Veterans by Race

Sylacauga Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylacauga Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sylacauga Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sylacauga Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sylacauga Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.65%

Born in Sylacauga

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.35% of Sylacauga residents were born in the United States, with 84.65% having been born in Alabama. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sylacauga Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,494-112-0.97%
202811,606-112-0.96%
202711,718-112-0.95%
202611,830-112-0.94%
202511,942-112-0.93%
202412,054-112-0.92%
202312,166-112-0.91%
202212,278-112-0.9%
202112,390-158-1.26%
202012,5484894.06%
201912,059-81-0.67%
201812,140-78-0.64%
201712,218-118-0.96%
201612,336-116-0.93%
201512,452-98-0.78%
201412,550-68-0.54%
201312,618-88-0.69%
201212,706360.28%
201112,670-99-0.78%
201012,7691531.21%
200012,616960.77%
199012,520-188-1.48%
198012,7084533.7%
197012,255-602-4.68%
196012,8573,25133.84%
19509,6063,33753.23%
19406,2692,15452.35%
19304,115
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Sylacauga Population by Year