Sykesville, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sykesville, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sykesville had a population of 1,087 as of July 1, 2017. Sykesville ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sykesville is located at latitude 41.0447 and longitude -78.8111 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sykesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The Borough of Sykesville (GNIS ID: 1215304) 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 Sykesville 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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Sykesville, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,087
Daytime Population: Workers 272
Daytime Population: Residents 599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 871
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,087
Population in Familes 789
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 687
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $34,088
Average Household Income $42,722
Per Capita Income $19,651


Total Housing Units 584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 294 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $71,229
Average Home Value $75,510


Total Households 500
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 282
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 -0.86% -0.71%
Households -0.75% -0.61%
Families -0.99% -0.72%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Sykesville, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sykesville 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 # 932 47th
Population Density # 1253 29th
Diversity Index # 1408 20th
Median Household Income # 1667 5th
Per Capita Income # 1626 8th

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