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Sylvania, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvania had a population of 2,607 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvania is located at latitude 32.7472 and longitude -81.6407 in Screven County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvania (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Screven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 236 feet.

The City of Sylvania (GNIS ID: 2405559) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sylvania is located within Sylvania Division of Screven County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylvania population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvania: Old Siccum.

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Sylvania, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,607
Daytime Population: Workers 2,228
Daytime Population: Residents 1,639
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,867
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 2,537
Population in Familes 2,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 522
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $36,209
Average Household Income $48,956
Per Capita Income $19,167


Total Housing Units 1,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 436 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $97,393
Average Home Value $129,992


Total Households 1,053
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 691
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% -0.1%
Households -0.05% -0.1%
Families 0.78% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Sylvania, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 249 60th
Population Density # 330 47th
Diversity Index # 234 63rd
Median Household Income # 395 37th
Per Capita Income # 396 37th

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