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Demographics

People

Total Population2,599
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+1,225
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,887
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,481

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,098
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.6%
Median Gross Rent$777
Median House Value$134,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.5%
English9.5%
Irish9.3%
German7.2%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1.5%
Arab1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Polish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Haitian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
African0.1%
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Sylva Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jackson County
Standard Zip Codes28779
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.37
Approximate Longitude-83.22

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)

StationCULLOWHEE
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationFRANKLIN 3 W
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp24 to 48 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCATALOOCHEE
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cullowhee5,556$50,671
Dillsboro232$50,313
Maggie Valley1,767$45,278
Waynesville9,788$45,208
Webster438$56,500

Sylva Hospitals

Harris Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
68 Hospital Rd
(828) 586-7000

Sylva Public Schools

Fairview Elementary
251 Big Orange Way
ZIP: 28779
(828) 586-2819
Primary
Total Enrollment 796
Jackson Co Early College
404 College Drive
ZIP: 28779
(828) 339-4499
High
Total Enrollment 145
Jackson Co Sch Of Alternatives
3770 Skyland Drive
ZIP: 28779
(828) 586-4328
Other
Total Enrollment 88
Scotts Creek Elementary
516 Parris Branch
ZIP: 28779
(828) 631-2740
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Smoky Mountain High
100 Smoky Mountain Drive
ZIP: 28779
(828) 586-2177
High
Total Enrollment 839

Sylva Private Schools

Heritage Christian Academy
501 N River Rd
ZIP: 28779
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
Victory Christian School
278 Victory Church Rd
ZIP: 28779
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
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