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Jackson County

Population in 2012: 2,705 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 

Males: 1,305  (48.3%)
Females: 1,400  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  36.4 years
North Carolina median age:  41.9 years

Zip codes: 28779.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $30,425 (it was $26,432 in 2000)
Sylva:

$30,425
North Carolina:

$43,916
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,310

Sylva town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $135,180 (it was $81,500 in 2000)
Sylva:

$135,180
North Carolina:

$153,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,330; Detached houses: $143,743; Townhouses or other attached units: $177,784; In 2-unit structures: $81,224; Mobile homes: $39,987

Median gross rent in 2011: $700.

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  • White alone - 2,098 (81.5%)
  • Hispanic - 261 (10.1%)
  • Black alone - 132 (5.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 47 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.2%)

Races in Sylva detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sylva: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (27.7%), Irish (12.0%), English (7.8%), German (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 2036 feet

Land area: 3.21 square miles.

Population density: 844 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sylva:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylva town:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

103 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This town:  4.0%
North Carolina:  7.1%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Sylva, North Carolina as of April 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sylva to the number of sex offenders is 77 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $824 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $880 (0.9%)

Sylva satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (39.9 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (130.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (508.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dillsboro, NC (1.4 miles ), Webster, NC (1.4 miles ), Cullowhee, NC (2.2 miles ), Forest Hills, NC (2.3 miles ), Maggie Valley, NC (3.6 miles ), Bryson City, NC (3.7 miles ), Waynesville, NC (3.8 miles ), Franklin, NC (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.37 N, Longitude: 83.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,233 (+164.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 417 (30.3%)

Area code: 828

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Crime rates in Sylva by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 10100100020
per 100,000 40.40.041.00.00.040.90.00.00.076.30.0
Rapes 00441105010
per 100,000 0.00.0164.0162.340.840.90.0206.00.038.20.0
Robberies 10231223722
per 100,000 40.40.082.0121.740.881.884.4123.6287.276.376.5
Assaults 1713223223302012281716
per 100,000 686.6516.7902.01298.2938.01226.5844.2494.41149.0648.6612.1
Burglaries 6480959865354437454464
per 100,000 2584.83179.73895.03975.72650.91430.91857.31524.51846.51678.72448.4
Thefts 151129143175179163138196181146117
per 100,000 6098.55127.25863.17099.47300.26663.95825.28075.87427.25570.44475.9
Auto thefts 210814971031257
per 100,000 80.8397.5328.0568.0367.0286.2422.1123.6492.4190.8267.8
Arson 11011110021
per 100,000 40.439.70.040.640.840.942.20.00.076.338.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 494.8420.9711.7773.1553.0578.8442.0553.8584.6517.1386.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sylva detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.97
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +535 (+28.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Average climate in Sylva, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Sylva-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.2 miles away from the Sylva town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sylva-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from Sylva center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from Sylva center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylva topographic map

Birthplace of: Johnny Oates - Baseball player and coach, Frank Huguelet - Professional wrestler, Ed Sutton - Football player.


Hospital/medical center in Sylva:

  • C J HARRIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 68 HOSPITAL RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Sylva:

  • CHEROKEE INDIAN HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Federal, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; CHEROKEE, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Sylva, NC

Airports located in Sylva:

  • Jackson County Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 150, Itinerant Ops: 2,500, Local Ops: 1,600, Military Ops: 400)

Local government website: www.townofsylva.org

College/University in Sylva:

  • Southwestern Community College (Full-time enrollment: 889; Location: 447 College Dr; Public; Website: www.southwesterncc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylva:

  • Western Carolina University (about 5 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,852)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 40 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 41 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 52 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clemson University (about 54 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Furman University (about 55 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 56 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)

Public high schools in Sylva:

Private high school in Sylva:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 278 VICTORY CHURCH RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sylva:

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Notable locations in Sylva: Sylva Plaza (A), Jackson Plaza (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sylva: Liberty Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Dills Cemetery (1), Parris Cemetery (2), Keener Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cope Creek (A), Bumgarner Branch (B), Allens Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hemlock Hill Lodge (110 Geranium Drive), Comfort Inn Sylva (US 23 And 74), Comfort Inn (PO Box 2100), Economy Inn (940 West Main Street), Blue Ridge Inn (756 West Main Street), Carol's Cabins (1240 Mockingbird Lane).

Court: Jackson County - Juvenile Services Division 30th District Court (8 Colonial Square).

 
Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.6. This is about average.
City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 19.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sylva and their reported violations in the past:

DOT-I-40 REST AREA WBL (Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUN-07-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-10-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-11-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAR-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 9 minor monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
FORT TATUM CAMPGROUND (Population served: 251, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2002), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-25-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-07-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
OLD SCHOOL ANTIQUE MALL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
DOT-HENDERSON CO WEIGH STA EBL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-2000), St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-1999), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
EAST LAPORTE RECREATION PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-09-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
DOT-HENDERSON CO WEIGH ST WBL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAUREL BUSH CAMPGROUND (Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sylva that have no violations reported:

  • DOT-CHEROKEE CO EQUIP SHOP (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 20.4%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.5% for other race residents, 60.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sylva, NC

People in group quarters in Sylva in 2010:

  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Sylva in 2000:

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Sylva compared to North Carolina state average:

Sylva, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sylva (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Sylva Branch at 55 Asheville Road, branch established on 1991/01/24; Sylva Branch at 1640 East Main Street, branch established on 1997/04/21. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sylva Branch at 186 Grindstaff Cove Road, branch established on 2001/11/13. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Jackson Savings Bank, SSB: Jackson Savings Bank, Ssb at 741 West Main Street, branch established on 1955/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $35.4 mil, Deposits: $29.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Sylva Main Branch 146 at 624 West Main Street, branch established on 1962/04/02. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sylva Branch at 733 West Main Street, branch established on 1962/11/26. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Macon Bank, Inc.: Sylva Branch at 498 East Main Street, branch established on 1999/10/25. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $874.5 mil, Deposits: $751.0 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Bancorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Sylva Branch at 403 Jackson Plaza, branch established on 1973/03/12. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sylva, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn, Hwy 23/74, Sylva, NC 28779 , Phone: (828) 586-3315, Fax: (828) 586-5304
  • Freeze House Bed And Breakfast , 71 Sylvan Heights, Sylva, NC 28779 , Phone: (828) 586-8161
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sylva, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Sylva travel time to work - commute


Sylva mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sylva (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.17%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents67.5%15.5%5.1%3.5%2.8%
Congregations57.3%16.0%1.3%4.0%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.0%0.4%0.9%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.3%4.0%4.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Jackson County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jackson County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Jackson County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,739$44,8680$0
Other Government Administration 3$10,213$40,8520$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$34,224$34,2240$0
Police - Other 1$2,081$24,9721$562
Streets and Highways 6$15,471$30,9420$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$886
Totals for Government 23$65,728$34,2932$1,448

Sylva government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $582,000 ($215.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($3.70)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,029,000 ($380.41)
    Police Protection: $549,000 ($202.96)
    Regular Highways: $316,000 ($116.82)
    Central Staff Services: $257,000 ($95.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($40.30)
    Fire Protection: $106,000 ($39.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($15.53)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($12.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($3.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,000 ($1.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $6,000 ($2.22)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($1.85)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $9,000 ($3.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $33,000 ($12.20)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($7.39)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($1.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,021,000 ($377.45)

Sylva government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $60,000 ($22.18)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($1.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $292,000 ($107.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $360,000 ($133.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($29.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($1.48)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,182,000 ($436.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $125,000 ($46.21)
    Highways: $80,000 ($29.57)
    Housing & Community Development: $65,000 ($24.03)
    All Other: $13,000 ($4.81)
  • Tax - Property: $896,000 ($331.24)
    NEC: $28,000 ($10.35)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $15,000 ($5.55)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($1.11)

Sylva government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,188,000 ($808.87)

9.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.76%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($84 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.22%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Swain County, NC  1.20% ($27,462 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.60% ($30,576)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.57% ($23,810)


8.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.29%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Swain County, NC  1.08% ($29,328 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.77% ($45,000)
to Haywood County, NC  0.77% ($39,048)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sylva:

  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WPFJ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: DRAKE ENTERPRISES, LTD.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFSC (1050 AM; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylva:

  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W218AB (91.5 FM; SYLVA, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sylva:

  • W02AF (Channel 2; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W09AF (Channel 9; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W56AG (Channel 56; FRANKLIN, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W23AF (Channel 23; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W05AE (Channel 5; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BU (Channel 66; SYLVA, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W69CN (Channel 69; BRYSON CITY, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sylva, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 102
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 157
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 110
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 16

Sylva fatal accident list:

Dec 29, 2004 09:44 PM, W Main St, Old Dillsboro Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 9, 2003 10:15 AM, W Main St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 2002 01:00 AM, Rp-1513, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 6, 2000 02:00 AM, Sr-107, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 23, 1990 07:56 PM, 107, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 2, 1989 09:59 AM, 23b, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 7, 1987 02:47 PM, 1429, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total average daily traffic: 29,730
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,183

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sylva)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sylva, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sylva)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sylva)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 70
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Sylva


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sylva, NC

Most common first names in Sylva, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12172.3 years
William10877.0 years
John9375.7 years
Mary7879.3 years
Robert6274.4 years
Charles6071.4 years
George3875.4 years
Charlie3377.1 years
Thomas3268.3 years
Frank3180.6 years
Most common last names in Sylva, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Buchanan11976.2 years
Bryson7575.0 years
Hall5978.5 years
Sutton5375.0 years
Jones4677.2 years
Cabe4377.7 years
Fisher4081.0 years
Parris4080.6 years
Moore3976.9 years
Ensley3980.0 years
Businesses in Sylva, NC
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS4
Lowe's1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Sylva, NC

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