Sylvester, Georgia Population 2022

5,863
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Sylvester is a city located in Worth County Georgia. Sylvester has a 2020 population of 5,863. It is also the county seat of Worth County. Sylvester is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually but its population has decreased by -5.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,186 in 2010.

The average household income in Sylvester is $53,147 with a poverty rate of 32.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $687 per month, and the median house value is $106,400. The median age in Sylvester is 34.9 years, 29.5 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Sylvester Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 62.81%
  • White: 33.69%
  • Two or more races: 1.98%
  • Other race: 1.16%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Sylvester, Georgia is 5,863 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,863.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,186.

Sylvester, Georgia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,68462.81%
White1,97633.69%
Two or More Races1161.98%
Some Other Race681.16%
Asian150.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.10%
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Sylvester Population by Race

Sylvester Population Pyramid $2022

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Sylvester Median Age

34.9


Total

29.5


Male

39.7


Female

Sylvester Adults

There are 4,205 adults, (978 of whom are seniors) in Sylvester.

Sylvester Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvester Sex Ratio

Female

3,269

55.74%

Male

2,596

44.26%

Sylvester Population by Age

Sylvester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sylvester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female22%78%
Male47.6%52.4%
All47.7%52.3%
Non Family48.5%51.5%
Married73.7%26.3%

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sylvester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3462.4347.7
Female8143.1222
Married7902.7673.7
Non Family6371.1348.5
Male1052.4547.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Sylvester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1664.64%
9th to 12th Grade55715.57%
High School Graduate1,34037.45%
Some College53815.04%
Associates Degree47313.22%
Bachelors Degree3068.55%
Graduate Degree1985.53%
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Sylvester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylvester Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,0311,36783
White1,4711,427417
2+ Races4848
Asian15
Hispanic774
Islander66

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 57.14%.

Sylvester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,113$41,071$29,208
Less Than 9th Grade$$70,398$14,464
High School Graduate$31,278$30,342$33,750
Some College$40,054$42,143$30,042
Bachelors Degree$47,063$$
Graduate Degree$69,375$87,679$51,711

$32,113

Average Earnings

$41,071

Average Male

$29,208

Average Female

Sylvester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylvester Language by Age

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Sylvester Language

99.60% of Sylvester residents speak only English, while 0.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Sylvester Language

Sylvester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6331,63244.92%
White1,8681859.90%
Asian1515100.00%
OtherNaN%

32.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.20%

Male Poverty Rate

37.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvester is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.73%.

Sylvester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.52%
High School22.44%
Some College9.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.44%

Sylvester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed26.45%
Male Unemployed25.56%
Male Employed7.83%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Sylvester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylvester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,570$53,147
Families$32,426$58,895
Married Families$88,519-
Non Families$27,017$36,566
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Income by Household Type

Sylvester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

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 45-54.

Sylvester Marital Status by Race

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Sylvester Marital Status

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238

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam111
First Gulf War68
Second Gulf War50
Korea8
World War II

Sylvester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7499
55 to 6456
35 to 5439
75+29
18 to 3415

Sylvester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1237.84%
Black1154.48%

Sylvester Veterans by Race

Sylvester Veterans by Education

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16.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvester Veterans by Education

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sylvester Employment by Age

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Sylvester Employment by Race

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Sylvester 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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85.78%

Born in Sylvester

99.40%

Native Born

0.60%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.40% of Sylvester residents were born in the United States, with 85.78% 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.

Sylvester Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20225,863290.50%
20215,834290.50%
20205,805290.50%
20195,776290.50%
20185,747-122-2.08%
20175,869-82-1.38%
20165,951-13-0.22%
20155,964-87-1.44%
20146,051-6-0.10%
20136,057-79-1.29%
20126,136-69-1.11%
20116,205190.31%
20106,1861960.32%
20005,9902880.49%
19905,702-158-0.27%
19805,8601,6343.32%
19704,2266161.59%
19603,6109873.25%
19502,6230.00%

Sylvester Population by Year