Sylvania, Alabama Population 2021

1,898
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Sylvania is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 1,898, it is the 187th largest city in Alabama and the 7796th largest city in the United States . Sylvania is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 3.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,837 in 2010. Sylvania reached it's highest population of 1,898 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Sylvania has a population density of 215 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylvania is $65,679 with a poverty rate of 14.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $631 per month, and the median house value is $97,600. The median age in Sylvania is 34.5 years, 34.8 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Sylvania Demographics

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

  • White: 89.40%
  • Other race: 7.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Black or African American: 0.20%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sylvania, Alabama is 1,898 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,892.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,837.

Sylvania, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,27689.40%
Some Other Race1847.23%
Two or More Races552.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native261.02%
Black or African American50.20%
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Sylvania Population by Race

Sylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Sylvania Median Age

34.5


Total

34.8


Male

34


Female

Sylvania Adults

There are 1,736 adults, (269 of whom are seniors) in Sylvania.

Sylvania Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvania Sex Ratio

Female

1,196

46.98%

Male

1,350

53.02%

Sylvania Population by Age

Sylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.4%15.6%
Non Family72.9%27.1%
All72.1%27.9%
Male48.2%51.8%
Female38%62%

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8293.0772.1
Married4553.5984.4
Non Family1811.1572.9
Female1083.4538
Male853.8748.2

3.53

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

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Sylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1227.73%
9th to 12th Grade17811.28%
High School Graduate54234.35%
Some College36523.13%
Associates Degree1449.13%
Bachelors Degree1549.76%
Graduate Degree734.63%
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Sylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,3561,147196
Hispanic13670
Other Race13582
2+ Races401515
Native American262616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 61.54%.

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,033$41,356$24,112
Less Than 9th Grade$24,519$32,663$
High School Graduate$37,011$42,283$25,515
Some College$22,258$38,750$20,455
Bachelors Degree$42,857$81,417$40,221
Graduate Degree$66,500$$46,250

$32,033

Average Earnings

$41,356

Average Male

$24,112

Average Female

Sylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylvania Language by Age

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Sylvania Language

93.37% of Sylvania residents speak only English, while 6.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.14% of the population.

Sylvania Language

Sylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,22533415.01%
Hispanic220198.64%
Other18473.80%
Black55100.00%
Multiple5547.27%

14.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.74%

Male Poverty Rate

15.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvania

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is Other, with 3.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.52%.

Sylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.33%
High School14.02%
Some College7.47%
Bachelors or Greater1.32%

Sylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed8.44%
Male Employed2.28%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,385$65,679
Families$59,167$73,906
Married Families$64,447-
Non Families$24,063$34,029
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Income by Household Type

Sylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvania Married by Age and Sex

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Sylvania Marriage

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

Sylvania Marital Status by Race

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Sylvania Marital Status

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101

Number of Veterans

93

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War44
Vietnam41
Korea8
World War II
Second Gulf War

Sylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5441
65 to 7433
75+27
55 to 64
18 to 34

Sylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1016.68%
Hispanic84.52%

Sylvania Veterans by Race

Sylvania Veterans by Education

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5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvania Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Sylvania Employment by Age

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Sylvania Employment by Race

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Sylvania 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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72.51%

Born in Sylvania

94.85%

Native Born

5.15%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.85% of Sylvania residents were born in the United States, with 72.51% having been born in Alabama. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sylvania Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,89820.11%
20201,89620.11%
20191,89420.11%
20181,89240.21%
20171,888140.75%
20161,87440.21%
20151,87030.16%
20141,86740.21%
20131,86320.11%
20121,861-7-0.37%
20111,86830.16%
20101,8650.00%

Sylvania Population by Year