Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2020

11,934

Sylacauga is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 11,934, it is the 58th largest city in Alabama and the 2736th largest city in the United States. Sylacauga is currently declining at a rate of -1.04% annually and its population has decreased by -6.39% 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 589 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylacauga is $51,773 with a poverty rate of 24.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $565 per month, and the median house value is $120,800. The median age in Sylacauga is 36.5 years, 33.9 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.2 males.

Sylacauga Demographics

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

  • White: 63.02%
  • Black or African American: 33.94%
  • Other race: 1.81%
  • Two or more races: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Sylacauga, Alabama is 11,934, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,186.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,749.

Sylacauga, Alabama Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202090,071-236-0.26%
201990,307-236-0.26%
201890,543-236-0.26%
201790,779-515-0.57%
201691,294-699-0.77%
201591,993-495-0.54%
201492,488-281-0.30%
201392,769-656-0.71%
201293,4251610.17%
201193,264-618-0.66%
201093,8820.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,81363.02%
Black or African American4,20733.94%
Some Other Race2251.81%
Two or More Races1020.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.04%

Sylacauga Population Pyramid 2020

Sylacauga Median Age

36.5


Total

33.9


Male

38.4


Female

Sylacauga Adults

There are 9,134 adults, (1,897 of whom are seniors) in Sylacauga.

Sylacauga Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylacauga Sex Ratio

Female

6,732

54.30%

Male

5,665

45.70%

Sylacauga Households and Families

Sylacauga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sylacauga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.4%11.6%
All59.5%40.5%
Male56.3%43.8%
Non Family44.1%55.9%
Female33.6%66.4%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7942.5359.5
Married1,8633.3388.4
Non Family1,8091.0944.1
Female9783.3933.6
Male1444.5156.3

3.31

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sylacauga Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4285.29%
9th to 12th Grade7949.81%
High School Graduate2,68833.20%
Some College2,09825.91%
Associates Degree6798.39%
Bachelors Degree88610.94%
Graduate Degree5236.46%

Sylacauga Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,2194,5371,245
Black2,6592,181120
Hispanic14710330
Other Race5132
Native American3422
Multiple Races322614
Islander55

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 multiple races people with a rate of 43.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,865$40,980$28,678
Less Than High School$21,935$21,719$28,047
High School Grad$24,464$41,250$17,941
Some College$32,159$37,500$30,383
Bachelors Degree$49,474$76,023$38,482
Graduate Degree$53,417$$54,292

$32,865

Average Earnings

$40,980

Average Male

$28,678

Average Female

Sylacauga Language

Sylacauga Language by Age

Sylacauga Language

97.37% of Sylacauga residents speak only English, while 2.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Sylacauga Poverty

Sylacauga Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,1821,49335.70%
White7,4521,06914.35%
Hispanic43732474.14%
Other22520691.56%
Multiple1024443.14%
Native453168.89%
Islander55100.00%

24.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.65%

Male Poverty Rate

27.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylacauga

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylacauga is White, with 14.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.51%
High School26.18%
Some College13.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.68%
Female Employed14.88%
Male Unemployed14.57%
Male Employed6.88%

Sylacauga Income

Sylacauga Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,755$51,773
Families$54,736$63,362
Married Families$71,146-
Non Families$17,444$29,616

Sylacauga Marital Status

Sylacauga Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylacauga Married by Age and Sex

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

Sylacauga Veterans

782

Number of Veterans

682

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam292
First Gulf War186
Second Gulf War136
World War II52
Korea26
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64212
65 to 74194
35 to 54158
75+137
18 to 3481
Name Veterans % of Total
White5188.94%
Black2427.53%
Indian1441.18%
Hawaiian5100.00%
2 or More38.57%

$Sylacauga Veterans by Education

14.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylacauga Employment Status

54.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sylacauga Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.39%

Born in Alabama

98.60%

Native Born

1.40%

Foreign Born

0.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.60% of Sylacauga residents were born in the United States, with 84.39% having been born in Alabama. 0.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,934-126-1.04%
201912,060-126-1.03%
201812,186-84-0.68%
201712,270-126-1.02%
201612,396-115-0.92%
201512,511-100-0.79%
201412,611-69-0.54%
201312,680-86-0.67%
201212,766400.31%
201112,726-101-0.79%
201012,8272110.17%
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%