Sylvester, West Virginia Population 2024

153

Sylvester is a city located in Boone County West Virginia. Sylvester has a 2024 population of 153. Sylvester is currently declining at a rate of -1.92% annually and its population has decreased by -7.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 165 in 2020.

The average household income in Sylvester is $68,037 with a poverty rate of 4.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sylvester is 42.3 years, 38.6 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Sylvester Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
606.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.27% (-12)
The current population of Sylvester, West Virginia is 153 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 165.

Sylvester, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White169100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Sylvester Population by Race

Sylvester Population Pyramid 2024

Sylvester Median Age

42.3

Total

38.6

Male

42.6

Female

Sylvester Adults

There are 132 adults, (45 of whom are seniors) in Sylvester.

Sylvester Age Dependency

94.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sylvester Sex Ratio

Female9656.8%
Male7343.2%

Sylvester Population by Age

Sylvester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All602.8273.326.7
Married323.6681.318.8
Non Family221.4177.322.7
Female63.516.783.3
Male0000

3.63

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sylvester Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1817.82%
9th to 12th Grade32.97%
High School Graduate4039.6%
Some College00%
Associates Degree10.99%
Bachelors Degree2827.72%
Graduate Degree1110.89%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sylvester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sylvester Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1018039

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.61%.

Sylvester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,500$0$40,938
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Some College$0$0$0
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$42,500

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$40,938

Average Female

Sylvester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sylvester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sylvester Language

100% of Sylvester residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Sylvester Language

Sylvester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16384.91%

4.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

8.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sylvester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sylvester is White, with 4.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sylvester is White, with 4.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10%.

Sylvester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.81%
High School7.5%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sylvester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Sylvester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sylvester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$61,000$68,037
Families$83,750$88,313
Married Families$88,333$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,000$33,014

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sylvester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sylvester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sylvester 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 35-44.

Sylvester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sylvester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Sylvester Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+11
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740

Sylvester Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White118.33%

Sylvester Veterans by Race

Sylvester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sylvester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

36%

Labor Force Participation

28.8%

Employment Rate

20%

Unemployment Rate

Sylvester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sylvester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sylvester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

98.22%

Born in Sylvester

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Sylvester residents were born in the United States, with 98.22% having been born in West Virginia. 0% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029138-3-2.13%
2028141-3-2.08%
2027144-3-2.04%
2026147-3-2%
2025150-3-1.96%
2024153-3-1.92%
2023156-3-1.89%
2022159-3-1.85%
2021162-3-1.82%
20201653022.22%
2019135-4-2.88%
2018139-3-2.11%
2017142-2-1.39%
2016144-4-2.7%
2015148-5-3.27%
2014153-2-1.29%
2013155-2-1.27%
2012157-1-0.63%
2011158-2-1.25%
201016000%

Sylvester Population by Year