Demographics

People

Total Population2,672
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+1,273
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married33.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$29,873
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,786
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,667
% Above Poverty Level78.7%
% Below Poverty Level21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.8%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$136,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.3%
English12.5%
Irish9.3%
German9%
Italian5.1%
Haitian2.9%
West Indian2.9%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque1%
Polish1%
Norwegian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Czech0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Sylva Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyJackson 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
Cullowhee6,139$55,714
Dillsboro247$70,250
Maggie Valley1,654$48,036
Waynesville9,898$54,914
Webster444$54,286

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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