Sylvania, Alabama Population 2024

1,802

Sylvania is a city located in DeKalb County Alabama. Sylvania has a 2024 population of 1,802. Sylvania is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 0.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,795 in 2020.

The average household income in Sylvania is $67,521 with a poverty rate of 12.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sylvania is 36.7 years, 40.8 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

Sylvania Demographics

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

  • White: 88.79%
  • Two or more races: 6.49%
  • Other race: 3.86%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
8.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
204.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.39% (7)
The current population of Sylvania, Alabama is 1,802 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,795.

Sylvania, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,75088.79%
Two or more races1286.49%
Other race763.86%
Native American120.61%
Black or African American50.25%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sylvania Population by Race

Sylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Sylvania Median Age

36.7

Total

40.8

Male

34.4

Female

Sylvania Adults

There are 1,452 adults, (287 of whom are seniors) in Sylvania.

Sylvania Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvania Sex Ratio

Female1,14057.84%
Male83142.16%

Sylvania Population by Age

Sylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7152.7667.132.9
Married3093.4789.610.4
Non Family1961.0760.239.8
Female1573.3130.669.4
Male533.1969.830.2
showing: 5 rows

3.36

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sylvania 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

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50%.

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,837

Average Earnings

$39,661

Average Male

$26,042

Average Female

Sylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sylvania Language

94.02% of Sylvania residents speak only English, while 5.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.98% of the population.

Sylvania Language

Sylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,68023513.99%
Other761215.79%
Native12758.33%
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12.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.19%

Male Poverty Rate

14.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is Native, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is White, with 13.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.56%.

Sylvania Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.6%
High School13.59%
Some College11.94%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Sylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.58%
Female Employed12.36%
Male Employed1.2%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Sylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Sylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

65

Number of Veterans

64

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Sylvania Veterans by War

count

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Sylvania Veterans by Age

count

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Sylvania Veterans by Race

Sylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sylvania 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

71.89%

Born in Sylvania

96.19%

Native Born

3.81%

Foreign Born

3.3%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.19% of Sylvania residents were born in the United States, with 71.89% having been born in Alabama. 3.3% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,81220.11%
20281,81020.11%
20271,80820.11%
20261,80620.11%
20251,80420.11%
20241,80220.11%
20231,80020.11%
20221,79820.11%
20211,79610.06%
20201,795-58-3.13%
20191,85310.05%
20181,85230.16%
20171,849140.76%
20161,83550.27%
20151,83040.22%
20141,82640.22%
20131,822-1-0.05%
20121,823-7-0.38%
20111,83030.16%
20101,827
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Sylvania Population by Year