The Town of Sylva had a population of 2,744 as of July 1, 2018.
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.
|Population in Households||2,643|
|Population in Familes||1,917|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||101|
|Median Household Income||$40,123|
|Average Household Income||$51,835|
|Per Capita Income||$23,373|
|Total Housing Units||1,447 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||634 (43.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||564 (39.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||249 (17.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$184,743|
|Average Home Value||$220,551|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.22%|
|Per Capita Income||1.51%|
The table below compares Sylva to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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||# 269||64th|
|Population Density||# 279||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 496||33rd|
|Median Household Income||# 454||39th|
|Per Capita Income||# 374||49th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.