Sylva, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sylva, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sylva had a population of 2,813 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sylva is located at latitude 35.3754 and longitude -83.2184 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sylva (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,044 feet.

The Town of Sylva (GNIS ID: 2406705) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sylva is located within Township of Sylva, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylva population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Sylva, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,813
Population in Households 2,713
Population in Familes 1,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density1 882
Diversity Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,225
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 686
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 618 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 607 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $173,819
Average Home Value $209,855
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,332
Average Household Income $46,511
Per Capita Income $20,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 0.95%
Households 1.19% 0.87%
Families 2.14% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sylva, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylva to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 262 65th
Population Density1 # 272 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 506 32nd
Median Household Income # 476 36th
Per Capita Income # 411 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.