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.
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.
|Population in Households||2,713|
|Population in Familes||1,958|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||100|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
|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|
|Median Household Income||$36,332|
|Average Household Income||$46,511|
|Per Capita Income||$20,940|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.37%|
|Per Capita Income||1.91%|
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.
|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.