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People

Total Population 2,597
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,182
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.6%
Median Earnings25+ $25,525
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,115
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,796

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,333
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $721
Median House Value $141,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sylva Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles W of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 28779
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.373
Longitude -83.226

Sylva Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CULLOWHEE
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station FRANKLIN 3 W
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 48 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station CATALOOCHEE
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cullowhee 5,534 $0
Dillsboro 295 $48,750
Maggie Valley 1,533 $46,458
Waynesville 9,748 $52,239
Webster 409 $57,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sylva Hospitals

HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
68 HOSPITAL RD
(828) 586-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sylva High Schools

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SMOKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
100 SMOKY MOUNTAIN DRIVE
828-586-2177
Serves 949 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

JACKSON CO SCH OF ALT
3766 SKYLAND DRIVE
828-586-4328
A Non-traditional School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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