Sylvania, Georgia Population 2021

2,495
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Sylvania is a city located in Screven County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Screven County. With a 2020 population of 2,495, it is the 215th largest city in Georgia and the 6827th largest city in the United States . Sylvania is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually but its population has decreased by -15.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,956 in 2010. Sylvania reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Sylvania has a population density of 500 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylvania is $46,738 with a poverty rate of 25.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $650 per month, and the median house value is $86,900. The median age in Sylvania is 38.8 years, 36.8 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Sylvania Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sylvaniawas:

  • White: 50.05%
  • Black or African American: 46.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sylvania, Georgia is 2,495 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,463.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,956.

Sylvania, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,47650.05%
Black or African American1,37946.76%
Two or More Races341.15%
Some Other Race301.02%
Asian270.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.10%
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Sylvania Population by Race

Sylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Sylvania Median Age

38.8


Total

36.8


Male

44.4


Female

Sylvania Adults

There are 2,309 adults, (643 of whom are seniors) in Sylvania.

Sylvania Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvania Sex Ratio

Female

1,590

53.92%

Male

1,359

46.08%

Sylvania Population by Age

Sylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male21.7%78.3%
Female22.4%77.6%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
All55.3%44.7%
Married82.6%17.4%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0922.5855.3
Married4303.5882.6
Non Family4201.0246.4
Female2193.5322.4
Male233.4821.7

3.53

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Sylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade904.39%
9th to 12th Grade25112.23%
High School Graduate99448.44%
Some College33416.28%
Associates Degree803.90%
Bachelors Degree2009.75%
Graduate Degree1035.02%
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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
White1,078974246
Black89466921
Hispanic463427
Asian21219
2+ Races1010
Native American33

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 hispanic people with a rate of 58.70%.

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,425$30,804$21,883
Less Than 9th Grade$23,487$24,079$
High School Graduate$23,250$27,813$21,230
Some College$28,438$38,750$22,917
Bachelors Degree$30,417$$
Graduate Degree$52,083$49,750$52,292

$26,425

Average Earnings

$30,804

Average Male

$21,883

Average Female

Sylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylvania Language by Age

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Sylvania Language

97.82% of Sylvania residents speak only English, while 2.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Sylvania Language

Sylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,35746033.90%
Black1,35524217.86%
Hispanic46817.39%
Multiple34514.71%

25.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.24%

Male Poverty Rate

25.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is White, with 33.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is Multiple, with 14.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.00%.

Sylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.03%
High School21.27%
Some College15.38%
Bachelors or Greater9.57%

Sylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed74.07%
Female Unemployed33.33%
Male Employed21.97%
Female Employed18.85%

Sylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,910$46,738
Families$44,028$59,546
Married Families$66,591-
Non Families$17,326$26,000
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Income by Household Type

Sylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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 45-54, 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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169

Number of Veterans

169

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam77
Second Gulf War34
Korea13
First Gulf War10
World War II

Sylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+53
65 to 7453
55 to 6429
18 to 3424
35 to 5410

Sylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1139.35%
Black565.25%

Sylvania Veterans by Race

Sylvania Veterans by Education

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14.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvania Veterans by Education

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49.8%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

11%

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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76.87%

Born in Sylvania

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.34%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Sylvania residents were born in the United States, with 76.87% having been born in Georgia. 0.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sylvania Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,495160.65%
20202,479160.65%
20192,463160.65%
20182,447-5-0.20%
20172,452-14-0.57%
20162,466-14-0.56%
20152,480-11-0.44%
20142,491-26-1.03%
20132,517-12-0.47%
20122,529-40-1.56%
20112,569-24-0.93%
20102,593-82-0.31%
20002,675-196-0.70%
19902,871-481-1.54%
19803,3521530.47%
19703,199-270-0.81%
19603,4695301.67%
19502,9394081.51%
19402,5310.00%

Sylvania Population by Year