Sylvania, Georgia Population 2020

2,421

Sylvania is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 2,421, it is the 215th largest city in Georgia and the 6935th largest city in the United States. Sylvania is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -18.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,956 in 2010. Sylvania reached it's highest population of 3,469 in 1960. Spanning over 5 miles, Sylvania has a population density of 485 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylvania is $46,373 with a poverty rate of 27.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $594 per month, and the median house value is $84,000. The median age in Sylvania is 41.6 years, 41.1 years for males, and 42.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.5 males.

Sylvania Demographics

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

  • White: 54.58%
  • Black or African American: 43.03%
  • Asian: 1.03%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Two or more races: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sylvania, Georgia is 2,421, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,445.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,956.

Sylvania, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,53154.58%
Black or African American1,20743.03%
Asian291.03%
Some Other Race240.86%
Two or More Races110.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.11%

Sylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Sylvania Median Age

41.6


Total

41.1


Male

42.6


Female

Sylvania Adults

There are 2,186 adults, (622 of whom are seniors) in Sylvania.

Sylvania Age Dependency

79.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvania Sex Ratio

Female

1,504

53.62%

Male

1,301

46.38%

Sylvania Households and Families

Sylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All56.4%43.6%
Male55.6%44.4%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Female29.6%70.4%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0922.4556.4
Non Family4321.0341.2
Married4113.3786.4
Female2133.3229.6
Male363.8655.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1377.04%
9th to 12th Grade1939.92%
High School Graduate85343.83%
Some College36418.71%
Associates Degree784.01%
Bachelors Degree23512.08%
Graduate Degree864.42%

Sylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,079973268
Black80258321
Hispanic332821
Asian232311
Multiple Races66
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 63.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,761$26,801$22,042
Less Than High School$23,250$23,750$
High School Grad$24,487$24,688$23,977
Some College$25,313$37,031$20,273
Bachelors Degree$24,722$$
Graduate Degree$48,750$45,938$52,083

$24,761

Average Earnings

$26,801

Average Male

$22,042

Average Female

Sylvania Language

Sylvania Language by Age

Sylvania Language

97.13% of Sylvania residents speak only English, while 2.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.24% of the population.

Sylvania Poverty

Sylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,43251435.89%
Black1,17623119.64%
Multiple11545.45%

27.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.54%

Male Poverty Rate

29.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is Multiple, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvania is Black, with 19.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.32%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.71%
High School19.31%
Some College19.24%
Bachelors or Greater8.72%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed52.94%
Female Unemployed39.02%
Female Employed24.85%
Male Employed19.71%

Sylvania Income

Sylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,695$46,373
Families$43,846$58,993
Married Families$65,750-
Non Families$20,204$26,812

Sylvania Marital Status

Sylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvania Married by Age and Sex

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

Sylvania Veterans

162

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam63
Second Gulf War26
World War II24
Korea16
First Gulf War12
Age Group Veterans
75+53
65 to 7441
55 to 6432
35 to 5422
18 to 3414
Name Veterans % of Total
White1048.71%
Black586.04%

$Sylvania Veterans by Education

8.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvania Employment Status

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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

80.43%

Born in Georgia

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.43% of Sylvania residents were born in the United States, with 80.43% having been born in Georgia. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,421-12-0.49%
20192,433-12-0.49%
20182,445-9-0.37%
20172,454-12-0.49%
20162,466-13-0.52%
20152,479-12-0.48%
20142,491-27-1.07%
20132,518-13-0.51%
20122,531-39-1.52%
20112,570-23-0.89%
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%