Sylvan, Michigan Population 2024

989

Sylvan is a city located in Clare County, Mecosta County, Missaukee County, and Osceola County Michigan. Sylvan has a 2024 population of 989. Sylvan is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 2.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 966 in 2020.

The average household income in Sylvan is $71,480 with a poverty rate of 16.53%. The median age in Sylvan is 45 years: 41.6 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Sylvan Demographics

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

  • White: 84.19%
  • Two or more races: 6.73%
  • Black or African American: 5.02%
  • Asian: 3.74%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
34.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
28.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.38% (23)
The current population of Sylvan, Michigan is 989 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 966.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White78884.19%
Two or more races636.73%
Black or African American475.02%
Asian353.74%
Other race30.32%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sylvan Population by Race

Sylvan Population Pyramid 2024

Sylvan Median Age

45

Total

41.6

Male

45.2

Female

Sylvan Adults

There are 673 adults, (194 of whom are seniors) in Sylvan.

Sylvan Age Dependency

95.4

Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvan Sex Ratio

Female43446.37%
Male50253.63%

Sylvan Population by Age

Sylvan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3272.4791.18.9
Married1673.2285.614.4
Non Family1341.2596.33.7
Male154.071000
Female113.911000

3.19

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

91.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sylvan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6711.19%
Associates Degree528.68%
Bachelors Degree9315.53%
Graduate Degree223.67%
High School Graduate21235.39%
Less Than 9th Grade376.18%
Some College11619.37%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sylvan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylvan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White53744572
Asian353535
2+ Races1975
Hispanic773
Black110

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Sylvan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$24,357$79,583$23,821
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$28,750$43,750$14,500
Less Than 9th Grade$43,438$43,438$0
Overall$34,545$41,250$24,543
Some College$36,528$34,432$40,250

$34,545

Average Earnings

$41,250

Average Male

$24,543

Average Female

Sylvan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylvan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sylvan Language

78.95% of Sylvan residents speak only English, while 21.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.01% of the population.

Sylvan Language

Sylvan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White74110414.04%
Multiple492653.06%
Black99100%

16.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.53%

Male Poverty Rate

12.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvan is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvan is White, with 14.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.09%.

Sylvan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.47%
Some College13.25%
Bachelors or Greater12.17%
High School8.61%

Sylvan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed7.19%
Male Employed4.94%

Sylvan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylvan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$73,875$94,493
Households$55,125$71,480
Married Families$76,719$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,255$36,384

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sylvan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sylvan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sylvan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sylvan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

51

Number of Veterans

51

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam18
First Gulf War16
Korea7
Second Gulf War4
World War II0

Sylvan Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7417
75+11
35 to 5410
55 to 6410
18 to 343

Sylvan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White518.44%
Hispanic440%

Sylvan Veterans by Race

Sylvan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sylvan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sylvan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sylvan 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

73.5%

Born in Sylvan

96.15%

Native Born

3.85%

Foreign Born

3.74%

Non Citizen

0.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.15% of Sylvan residents were born in the United States, with 73.5% having been born in Michigan. 3.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sylvan Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,00940.4%
20281,00540.4%
20271,00140.4%
202699740.4%
202599340.4%
202498940.41%
202398540.41%
202298140.41%
2021977111.14%
2020966-112-10.39%
20191,07840.37%
20181,07440.37%
20171,07050.47%
20161,06510.09%
20151,064-2-0.19%
20141,066-1-0.09%
20131,067-1-0.09%
20121,068-7-0.65%
20111,075-3-0.28%
20101,07800%

Sylvan Population by Year