Sylvania, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvania, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sylvania had a population of 224 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 224
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 159
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 224
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 201
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,944
Average Household Income $65,354
Per Capita Income $24,033


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $123,611
Average Home Value $147,619


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 63
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 0.31% -0.09%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 0.45% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.86%
Per Capita Income   3.78%

Sylvania, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1592 10th
Population Density # 1668 5th
Diversity Index # 853 51st
Median Household Income # 1198 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1172 34th

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