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Sylvania, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvania had a population of 2,580 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvania is located at latitude 32.7504 and longitude -81.6368 in Screven County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvania 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvania: Old Siccum.


Sylvania, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,580 (100%)
Population in Households 2,510 (97.3%)
Population in Families 2,041 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 70 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 517
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $33,584
Average Household Income $48,407
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $18,718
Wealth Index5 36


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $89,407
Average Home Value $112,887
Housing Affordability Index3 225


Total Households 1,043
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 680
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.12% -0.19%
Households -0.13% -0.15%
Families 0.4% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.26%


Sylvania, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 258 59th
Population Density # 333 47th
Median Household Income # 515 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 394 63rd
Per Capita Income # 480 24th
Diversity Index # 226 64th

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