Sylvania, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvania, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sylvania is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bradford County at latitude 41.8021 and longitude -76.8616. Bradford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Sylvania, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sylvania, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sylvania indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Sylvania, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 229
Population in Households 229
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 205
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $103,846
Average Home Value $130,859


Median Household Income $40,169
Average Household Income $57,069
Per Capita Income $21,780
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.06% 0.43%
Households 1.13% 0.69%
Families 1.51% 0.61%
Median Household Income   4.48%
Per Capita Income   3.57%
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, 2014 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 # 1590 10th
Population Density1 # 1669 5th
Diversity Index2 # 819 54th
Median Household Income # 1356 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1242 30th

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