Sylvania, Alabama Population 2020

1,897

Sylvania is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 1,897, it is the 186th largest city in Alabama and the 7799th largest city in the United States. Sylvania is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 3.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,837 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Sylvania has a population density of 215 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylvania is $58,320 with a poverty rate of 15.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $644 per month, and the median house value is $103,400. The median age in Sylvania is 34.6 years, 35.3 years for males, and 32.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.8 males.

Sylvania Demographics

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

  • White: 87.90%
  • Other race: 7.42%
  • Two or more races: 3.03%
  • Native American: 1.45%
  • Black or African American: 0.21%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sylvania, Alabama is 1,897, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,875.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,837.

Sylvania, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,12187.90%
Some Other Race1797.42%
Two or More Races733.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native351.45%
Black or African American50.21%

Sylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Sylvania Median Age

34.6


Total

35.3


Male

32.6


Female

Sylvania Adults

There are 1,661 adults, (212 of whom are seniors) in Sylvania.

Sylvania Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

14.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvania Sex Ratio

Female

1,190

49.32%

Male

1,223

50.68%

Sylvania Households and Families

Sylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All70.3%29.7%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Male38.2%61.8%
Female36.4%63.6%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All804370.3
Married4603.4583.9
Non Family1601.1869.4
Female1293.1936.4
Male554.1138.2

3.39

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1328.91%
9th to 12th Grade17711.94%
High School Graduate51935.02%
Some College27718.69%
Associates Degree16811.34%
Bachelors Degree1459.78%
Graduate Degree644.32%

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2561,054175
Hispanic12863
Other Race12274
Multiple Races521717
Native American352817

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 48.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,636$40,109$24,400
Less Than High School$24,412$33,102$20,515
High School Grad$31,850$40,500$23,750
Some College$23,553$40,313$21,971
Bachelors Degree$41,957$78,309$40,380
Graduate Degree$75,000$$

$31,636

Average Earnings

$40,109

Average Male

$24,400

Average Female

Sylvania Language

Sylvania Language by Age

Sylvania Language

92.76% of Sylvania residents speak only English, while 7.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.60% of the population.

Sylvania Poverty

Sylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,07135116.95%
Hispanic2232410.76%
Other179147.82%
Multiple7356.85%
Black55100.00%

15.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.98%

Male Poverty Rate

17.56%

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 Multiple, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.60%
High School12.72%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.25%
Male Unemployed10.71%
Female Employed9.98%
Male Employed2.50%

Sylvania Income

Sylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,636$58,320
Families$56,389$63,256
Married Families$63,269-
Non Families$21,806$35,321

Sylvania Marital Status

Sylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvania Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Sylvania Marital Status by Race

Sylvania Veterans

105

Number of Veterans

96

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War49
Vietnam46
Second Gulf War10
Korea2
World War II

$Sylvania Veterans by Education

3.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvania Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sylvania 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

74.02%

Born in Alabama

94.41%

Native Born

5.59%

Foreign Born

5.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.41% of Sylvania residents were born in the United States, with 74.02% having been born in Alabama. 5.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,897110.58%
20191,886110.59%
20181,875-1-0.05%
20171,876110.59%
20161,865-1-0.05%
20151,86640.21%
20141,86220.11%
20131,8600.00%
20121,860-9-0.48%
20111,86920.11%
20101,8670.00%