Sylva

  1. Sylva Legal Resources
  2. Sylva Statistics
  3. Sylva Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Sylva Employment Information
  5. Sylva Family Information
  6. Sylva Education Information
  7. Sylva Public Benefits Information
  8. Sylva Criminal Information
  9. Sylva Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Sylva Zip Codes


Sylva Legal Resources

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Sylva Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 6,124
  • Land Area (2000): 60.480 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.000 square kilometers

Sylva Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2001 2,476 2003 2,439 2005 2,452
2002 2,516 2004 Not Available 2006 2,446

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Houses (2000): 3,074

Sylva Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 2,693 43.86%
 Rural, Farm 0 0.00%
 Rural, Non-farm 3,447 56.14%

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Sylva Employment Information

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Sylva Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 205 12.97%
2. Educational Services 166 10.50%
3. Health Care 140 8.86%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 123 7.78%
5. Public Administration 80 5.06%
6. Repair and Maintenance 64 4.05%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 61 3.86%
8. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 54 3.42%
9. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 49 3.10%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 46 2.91%
11. Truck Transportation 42 2.66%
12. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 41 2.59%
13. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 38 2.40%
14. Other Transportation 38 2.40%
15. Paper Manufacturing 38 2.40%
16. Department and Other General Stores 37 2.34%
17. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 35 2.21%
18. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 32 2.02%
19. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 23 1.45%
20. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 23 1.45%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 334 24.31%
2. Health Care 278 20.23%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 95 6.91%
4. Social Assistance 58 4.22%
5. Finance and Insurance 52 3.78%
6. Department and Other General Stores 48 3.49%
7. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 45 3.28%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 36 2.62%
9. Apparel Manufacturing 35 2.55%
10. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 35 2.55%
11. Public Administration 34 2.47%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 32 2.33%
13. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 31 2.26%
14. Private Household Services 26 1.89%
15. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 23 1.67%
16. Food and Beverage Stores 22 1.60%
17. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 20 1.46%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 18 1.31%
19. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 14 1.02%
20. Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances 12 0.87%

Sylva Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 101 6.39%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 82 5.19%
3. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 76 4.81%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 63 3.98%
5. Other Management Occupations 62 3.92%
6. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 60 3.80%
7. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 50 3.16%
8. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 47 2.97%
9. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 45 2.85%
10. Vehicle Mechanics 45 2.85%
11. Other Production Occupations 42 2.66%
12. Carpenters 41 2.59%
13. Postsecondary Teachers 38 2.40%
14. Top Executives 37 2.34%
15. Other Construction Trades 36 2.28%
16. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 35 2.21%
17. Health Technologists and Technicians 26 1.64%
18. Lawyers 26 1.64%
19. Physicians and Surgeons 26 1.64%
20. Computer Specialists 25 1.58%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Secretaries and Admins 117 8.52%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 96 6.99%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 77 5.60%
4. Other Sales and Related Occupations 76 5.53%
5. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 71 5.17%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 57 4.15%
7. Cashiers 57 4.15%
8. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 57 4.15%
9. Postsecondary Teachers 51 3.71%
10. Other Management Occupations 48 3.49%
11. Registered Nurses 47 3.42%
12. Health Technologists and Technicians 44 3.20%
13. Other Production Occupations 39 2.84%
14. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 35 2.55%
15. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 32 2.33%
16. Other Healthcare Support 31 2.26%
17. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 30 2.18%
18. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 29 2.11%
19. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 28 2.04%
20. Waiters and Waitresses 26 1.89%

Sylva Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 2,608 51.62%
15-35 hours 631 12.49%
1-14 hours 176 3.48%
No regular hours 1,637 32.40%

Sylva Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 59 2.06%
5 AM-5:29 AM 45 1.57%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 85 2.97%
6 AM-6:29 AM 124 4.33%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 289 10.08%
7 AM-7:29 AM 456 15.91%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 620 21.63%
8 AM-8:29 AM 350 12.21%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 194 6.77%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 201 7.01%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 88 3.07%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 39 1.36%
Noon-3:59 PM 175 6.11%
4 PM-11:59 PM 141 4.92%

Sylva Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 267 9.32%
5-9 647 22.58%
10-14 646 22.54%
15-19 335 11.69%
20-24 256 8.93%
25-29 106 3.70%
30-34 261 9.11%
35-39 16 0.56%
40-44 25 0.87%
45-59 119 4.15%
60-89 111 3.87%
At least 90 77 2.69%

Sylva Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 19 0.66% 2,238 78.09%
30-44 0 0.00% 302 10.54%
45-59 2 0.07% 117 4.08%
At least 60 6 0.21% 182 6.35%

Sylva Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 0 0.00%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 318 10.86%
 Car / truck / van, solo 2,409 82.30%
 Motorcycle 2 0.07%
 Other 22 0.75%
 Public transportation 27 0.92%
 Walked 88 3.01%
 Worked at home 61 2.08%

Sylva Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sylva Family Information

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Households (2000): 2,682 (5,907 people)
Families (2000): 1,675 (4,658 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 682
People at same address in 1995: 3,105

Sylva Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 364 13.47%
$10,000-$14,999 267 9.88%
$15,000-$19,999 176 6.51%
$20,000-$24,999 196 7.25%
$25,000-$29,999 245 9.06%
$30,000-$34,999 201 7.44%
$35,000-$39,999 204 7.55%
$40,000-$44,999 144 5.33%
$45,000-$49,999 144 5.33%
$50,000-$59,999 222 8.21%
$60,000-$74,999 222 8.21%
$75,000-$99,999 156 5.77%
$100,000-$124,999 82 3.03%
$125,000-$149,999 28 1.04%
$150,000-$199,999 24 0.89%
$200,000 or more 28 1.04%

Sylva Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 858 31.74%
 Family, 2 people 876 32.41%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 147 5.44%
 Family, 3 people 383 14.17%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 24 0.89%
 Family, 4 people 277 10.25%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 4 0.15%
 Family, 5 people 100 3.70%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 2 0.07%
 Family, 6 people 22 0.81%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 1 0.04%
 Family, 7 or more people 9 0.33%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 0 0.00%

Sylva Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 2,085 29.04%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 871 12.13%
Public Assistance 79 1.10%
Retirement 490 6.82%
Self Employment 351 4.89%
Social Security 834 11.62%
Supplemental Security 156 2.17%
Wage / Salary 1,978 27.55%
Other 336 4.68%

Sylva Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 818 62.35%
 With children under 18 494 37.65%

Sylva Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 213 8.95%
 Married 1,478 62.07%
 Never Married 609 25.58%
 Widowed 81 3.40%

Sylva Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 276 9.96%
 Married 1,480 53.43%
 Never Married 598 21.59%
 Widowed 416 15.02%

Sylva Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sylva Education Information

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Sylva Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 376 7.64%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 630 12.80%
 High school diploma or equivalent 1,299 26.39%
 Some college, no degree 1,107 22.49%
 Associate degree 351 7.13%
 Bachelors degree 692 14.06%
 Graduate or professional degree 467 9.49%

Sylva Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 41 0.67% 18 0.29% 59 0.96%
Kindergarten 63 1.03% 0 0.00% 63 1.03%
Grades 1-4 252 4.11% 8 0.13% 260 4.25%
Grades 5-8 284 4.64% 3 0.05% 287 4.69%
Grades 9-12 293 4.78% 4 0.07% 297 4.85%
Undergrad college 358 5.85% 13 0.21% 371 6.06%
Graduate or professional school 83 1.36% 20 0.33% 103 1.68%
Total 1,374 22.44% 66 1.08% 1,440 23.51%

Sylva Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sylva Public Benefits Information

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Sylva Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 5,145 85.84%
 Below Poverty Level 849 14.16%

Sylva Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sylva Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 24

Sylva Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2001 6.866 0.000 0.404 0.404 7.674 0.404 25.848 60.985 0.808 88.045
2002 5.167 0.000 0.000 0.000 5.167 0.397 31.797 51.272 3.975 87.440
2003 9.020 1.640 0.410 0.820 11.890 0.000 38.950 58.631 3.280 100.861
2004 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2005 9.380 0.408 0.000 0.408 10.196 0.408 26.509 73.002 3.670 103.181
2006 12.265 0.409 0.409 0.818 13.900 0.409 14.309 66.639 2.862 83.810
2007 8.442 0.000 0.000 0.844 9.287 0.422 18.573 58.252 4.221 81.047

Sylva Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 1 11
2005 1 12
2006 1 12
2007 1 12

Sylva Crime Index

Year  Index
2001 237
2002 233

Sylva Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sylva Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Sylva Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 649 10.60%
10-19 Years 701 11.45%
20-29 Years 921 15.04%
30-39 Years 781 12.75%
40-49 Years 841 13.73%
50-59 Years 795 12.98%
60-69 Years 657 10.73%
70-79 Years 481 7.85%
80-89 Years 238 3.89%
90+ Years 60 0.98%

Sylva Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 2,911 47.53%
 Female 3,213 52.47%

Sylva Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 5,647 92.21%
 African-American 145 2.37%
 Hispanic/Latino 108 1.76%
 Multiracial 95 1.55%
 Amerindian 71 1.16%
 Asian 55 0.90%
 Other Race 3 0.05%
 Pacific Islander 0 0.00%

Sylva Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 1,056 22.27%
2. English 804 16.95%
3. German 704 14.85%
4. Irish 694 14.64%
5. Scotch Irish 573 12.08%
6. Scottish 211 4.45%
7. Italian 105 2.21%
8. Dutch 95 2.00%
9. French Non-Basque 74 1.56%
10. Welsh 52 1.10%

Sylva Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 5,604 96.44%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 126 2.17%
3. German 24 0.41%
4. Other Native North American 16 0.28%
5. Russian 10 0.17%
6. Korean 10 0.17%
7. Other Pacific Island 5 0.09%
8. Arabic 5 0.09%
9. French 4 0.07%
10. Italian 4 0.07%

Sylva Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 6,063 98.75%
 Naturalized immigrant 17 0.28%
 Not a citizen 60 0.98%

Sylva Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Sylva Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Sylva Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

28779