Sylvester, Georgia Population 2020

5,590
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Sylvester is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 5,590, it is the 124th largest city in Georgia and the 4463rd largest city in the United States. Sylvester is currently declining at a rate of -1.46% annually and its population has decreased by -9.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,188 in 2010. Sylvester reached it's highest population of 6,210 in 2011. Spanning over 7 miles, Sylvester has a population density of 852 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sylvester is $52,169 with a poverty rate of 36.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $96,300. The median age in Sylvester is 30.1 years, 26 years for males, and 34.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.6 males.

Sylvester Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 61.86%
  • White: 34.44%
  • Two or more races: 2.18%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
The current population of Sylvester, Georgia is 5,590, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,756.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,188.

Sylvester, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,66661.86%
White2,04134.44%
Two or More Races1292.18%
Some Other Race851.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.08%
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Sylvester Population Pyramid 2020

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Sylvester Median Age

30.1


Total

26


Male

34.6


Female

Sylvester Adults

There are 4,121 adults, (824 of whom are seniors) in Sylvester.

Sylvester Age Dependency

79.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvester Sex Ratio

Female

3,337

56.31%

Male

2,589

43.69%

Sylvester Households and Families

Sylvester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sylvester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married70.6%29.4%
Non Family61.2%38.8%
All46.7%53.3%
Female16.6%83.4%

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3182.4946.7
Female9203.3316.6
Married7212.7170.6
Non Family6601.161.2
Male171.65100

2.97

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Sylvester Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1524.51%
9th to 12th Grade52915.68%
High School Graduate1,30738.74%
Some College43112.77%
Associates Degree55416.42%
Bachelors Degree1674.95%
Graduate Degree2346.94%
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Sylvester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,9061,321118
White1,4191,323280
Multiple Races3939
Islander55
Hispanic553

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 60.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,200$46,104$26,667
Less Than High School$14,599$64,083$13,396
High School Grad$31,263$30,500$33,203
Some College$41,806$46,889$30,575
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$52,071$88,500$50,500

$32,200

Average Earnings

$46,104

Average Male

$26,667

Average Female

Sylvester Language

Sylvester Language by Age

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Sylvester Language

99.91% of Sylvester residents speak only English, while 0.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.09% of the population.

Sylvester Poverty

Sylvester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6181,91352.87%
White1,9351558.01%
Multiple1261310.32%

36.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.01%

Male Poverty Rate

40.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvester is Black, with 52.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvester is White, with 8.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.44%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.93%
High School27.68%
Some College9.70%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed32.43%
Female Employed27.31%
Male Employed6.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Sylvester Income

Sylvester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,342$52,169
Families$38,486$56,437
Married Families$86,250-
Non Families$28,306$40,040
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Sylvester Marital Status

Sylvester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

29.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvester Married by Age and Sex

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Sylvester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sylvester Marital Status by Race

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Sylvester Veterans

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207

Number of Veterans

201

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam107
First Gulf War74
Second Gulf War47
Korea7
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7492
55 to 6453
35 to 5431
75+18
18 to 3413
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1224.95%
White855.27%

Sylvester Veterans by Education

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9.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvester Employment Status

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55.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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89.54%

Born in Georgia

99.78%

Native Born

0.22%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.78% of Sylvester residents were born in the United States, with 89.54% having been born in Georgia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,590-83-1.46%
20195,673-83-1.44%
20185,756-125-2.13%
20175,881-83-1.39%
20165,964-11-0.18%
20155,975-85-1.40%
20146,060-3-0.05%
20136,063-78-1.27%
20126,141-69-1.11%
20116,210210.34%
20106,1891990.33%
20005,9902880.49%
19905,702-158-0.27%
19805,8601,6343.32%
19704,2266161.59%
19603,6109873.25%
19502,6230.00%