Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2022

12,544
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Sylacauga is a city located in Talladega County Alabama. Sylacauga has a 2020 population of 12,544. Sylacauga is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,578 in 2010.

The average household income in Sylacauga is $52,619 with a poverty rate of 26.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $134,500. 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 Sylacaugawas:

  • White: 66.04%
  • Black or African American: 29.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.77%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Sylacauga, Alabama is 12,544 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,578.

Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Sylacauga Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,01266.04%
Black or African American3,57629.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1251.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander930.77%
Some Other Race1341.10%
Two or More Races1921.58%
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Sylacauga Population by Race

Sylacauga Population Pyramid 2022

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Sylacauga Median Age

36.5


Total

33.5


Male

38.8


Female

Sylacauga Adults

There are 9,074 adults, (2,133 of whom are seniors) in Sylacauga.

Sylacauga Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylacauga Sex Ratio

Female

6,589

54.31%

Male

5,543

45.69%

Sylacauga Population by Age

Sylacauga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sylacauga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All57%43%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family45.2%54.8%
Female27.5%72.5%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sylacauga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,1952.2957
Married2,0272.9982.2
Male260354.2
Female9103.1227.5
Non Family1,9981.0945.2

2.92

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Sylacauga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3574.26%
9th to 12th Grade92711.07%
High School Graduate2,53930.32%
Some College2,40328.70%
Associates Degree7358.78%
Bachelors Degree84210.06%
Graduate Degree5706.81%
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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
Native American644426
2+ Races584515
White5,7595,1141,228
Hispanic1134720
Black2,3791,839123
Other Race41

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 40.63%.

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,379$41,871$26,308
Less Than 9th Grade$15,278$$15,402
High School Graduate$22,278$32,305$20,322
Some College$34,063$45,326$26,763
Bachelors Degree$51,910$78,125$34,615
Graduate Degree$49,482$$52,344

$32,379

Average Earnings

$41,871

Average Male

$26,308

Average Female

Sylacauga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylacauga Language by Age

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Sylacauga Language

97.69% of Sylacauga residents speak only English, while 2.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.15% of the population.

Sylacauga Language

Sylacauga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1259979.20%
Multiple18811661.70%
Hispanic27012747.04%
Black3,5041,30337.19%
White7,7171,45018.79%
Other60NaN%

26.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.84%

Male Poverty Rate

29.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylacauga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylacauga is Native, with 79.20% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.19%.

Sylacauga Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade57.21%
High School28.02%
Some College11.25%
Bachelors or Greater9.59%

Sylacauga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.94%
Male Unemployed45.27%
Female Employed15.77%
Female Unemployed71.49%

Sylacauga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylacauga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,093$51,265
Families$55,693$62,369
Married Families$73,162-
Non Families$20,000$30,773
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Income by Household Type

Sylacauga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 55-64.

Sylacauga Marital Status by Race

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Sylacauga Marital Status

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710

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War99
First Gulf War159
Vietnam318
Korea28
World War II32

Sylacauga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3462
35 to 54131
55 to 64135
65 to 74269
75+113

Sylacauga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5378.78%
Black1726.21%
2+ Races11.30%

Sylacauga Veterans by Race

Sylacauga Veterans by Education

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6.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylacauga Veterans by Education

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

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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83.96%

Born in Sylacauga

97.50%

Native Born

2.50%

Foreign Born

2.00%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.50% of Sylacauga residents were born in the United States, with 83.96% having been born in Alabama. 2.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Oceania.

Sylacauga Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19304,1150.00%
19406,2692,1544.30%
19509,6063,3374.36%
196012,8573,2512.96%
197012,255-602-0.48%
198012,7084530.36%
199012,520-188-0.15%
200012,616960.08%
201012,7491330.10%
201112,732-17-0.13%
201212,715-17-0.13%
201312,698-17-0.13%
201412,681-17-0.13%
201512,664-17-0.13%
201612,647-17-0.13%
201712,630-17-0.13%
201812,613-17-0.13%
201912,596-17-0.13%
202012,578-18-0.14%
202112,561-17-0.14%
202212,544-17-0.14%

Sylacauga Population by Year