Sylvania, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvania, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sylvania had a population of 223 as of July 1, 2015. Sylvania ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvania is located at latitude 41.8021 and longitude -76.8616 in Bradford County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sylvania (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bradford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The Borough of Sylvania (GNIS ID: 1214958) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Sylvania population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sylvania, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 223
Population in Households 223
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 200
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $129,435


Median Household Income $40,700
Average Household Income $67,033
Per Capita Income $25,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.09%
Households 0.69% 0.0%
Families 0.92% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.58%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
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.


Sylvania, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1596 10th
Population Density1 # 1673 5th
Diversity Index2 # 799 55th
Median Household Income # 1333 24th
Per Capita Income # 741 58th

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