Sylvester, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvester, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvester had a population of 5,991 as of July 1, 2015. Sylvester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvester is located at latitude 31.5297 and longitude -83.833 in Worth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvester (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Worth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 387 feet.

The City of Sylvester (GNIS ID: 2405560) 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 Sylvester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvester: Isabella Station.

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Sylvester, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,991
Population in Households 5,853
Population in Familes 4,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 971
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,231
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,557
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,188 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,043 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $121,314
Average Home Value $149,516


Median Household Income $31,143
Average Household Income $42,885
Per Capita Income $16,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.45%
Households -0.46% -0.42%
Families -0.33% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.

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Sylvester, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvester to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 143 77th
Population Density1 # 157 75th
Diversity Index2 # 269 57th
Median Household Income # 463 26th
Per Capita Income # 456 27th

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