Sylvania, Alabama

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Sylvania, Alabama
Sylvania Rams water tower
Sylvania Rams water tower
Location of Sylvania in DeKalb County, Alabama.
Location of Sylvania in DeKalb County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°33′30″N 85°47′46″W / 34.55833°N 85.79611°W / 34.55833; -85.79611
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyDeKalb
Area
 • Total8.61 sq mi (22.30 km2)
 • Land8.52 sq mi (22.06 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation
1,388 ft (423 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,837
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,894
 • Density222.40/sq mi (85.87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35988
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-74400
GNIS feature ID0150546
Websitewww.sylvaniaalabama.com

Sylvania is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in October 1967.[3] At the 2010 census the population was 1,837,[4] up from 1,186 in 2000. Sylvania is located atop Sand Mountain.

Geography

Sylvania is located north of the center of DeKalb County at 34°33′30″N 85°47′46″W / 34.55833°N 85.79611°W / 34.55833; -85.79611 (34.558304, -85.796154).[5] Alabama State Route 75 passes through the town limits, leading northeast to Henagar and southwest to Rainsville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sylvania has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km2), of which 8.5 square miles (21.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.16%, is water.[4]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970476
19801,156142.9%
1990932−19.4%
20001,18627.3%
20101,83754.9%
Est. 20191,894[2]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

At the 2000 census there were 1,186 people, 485 households, and 354 families living in the town. The population density was 161.9 people per square mile (62.5/km2). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 70.6 per square mile (27.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.37% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[8] Of the 485 households 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 25.2% of households were one person and 11.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89.

The age distribution was 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median household income was $28,553 and the median family income was $35,000. Males had a median income of $28,681 versus $19,620 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,561. About 13.6% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 30.7% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,837 people, 674 households, and 505 families living in the town. The population density was 248.2 people per square mile (95.1/km2). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 101.3 per square mile (38.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.7% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 7.5% from other races, and 4.4% from two or more races. 11.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[9] Of the 674 households 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 21.2% of households were one person and 6.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.18.

The age distribution was 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% 65 or older. The median age was 33.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median household income was $34,079 and the median family income was $40,648. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $27,857 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,793. About 22.3% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.1% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

  • Sylvania High School, a member of the DeKalb County School System. Their mascot is “The Rams”, with gold and green as their school colors.

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ James Kaetz, "Sylvania," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 19 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sylvania town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 7, 2015.[dead link]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-22.

External links

Coordinates: 34°33′30″N 85°47′46″W / 34.558304°N 85.796154°W / 34.558304; -85.796154