Sylvania, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 1,894 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +59.7%
Males: 1,011  (53.4%)
Females: 883  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35988.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,173 (it was $28,553 in 2000)
Sylvania:

$56,173
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,395 (it was $15,561 in 2000)

Sylvania town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,971 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Sylvania:

$105,971
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,106; detached houses: $194,512; townhouses or other attached units: $116,316; mobile homes: $69,406; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $29,008

Median gross rent in 2019: $591.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sylvania: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.0%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for other race residents, 7.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sylvania, AL (2019)
    • 2,22386.8%White alone
    • 2319.0%Hispanic
    • 542.1%Two or more races
    • 220.9%American Indian alone
    • 230.9%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Sylvania, Alabama as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sylvania is 484 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Sylvania by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(315.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(70.2)
1
(54.2)
1
(54.0)
1
(53.8)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(480.4)
6
(473.6)
8
(631.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(210.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(107.6)
1
(54.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
17
(1,342)
8
(631.9)
11
(862.1)
26
(1,825)
13
(704.2)
13
(701.9)
19
(1,023)
18
(974.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(160.1)
1
(78.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(107.6)
2
(108.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index46.4156.369.534.5101.843.338.967.851.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sylvania, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (28.6%), Irish (6.0%), English (5.8%), German (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), European (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1392 feet

Land area: 7.33 square miles.

Population density: 259 people per square mile   (very low).

Sylvania, Alabama map

133 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This town:

5.2%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $471 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $358 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (45.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (92.2 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (514.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rainsville, AL (2.3 miles ),
Powell, AL (2.4 miles ),
Henagar, AL (2.5 miles ),
Dutton, AL (2.8 miles ),
Pine Ridge, AL (2.8 miles ),
Shiloh, AL (2.8 miles ),
Fort Payne, AL (3.0 miles ),
Hammondville, AL (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.56 N, Longitude: 85.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Sylvania, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sylvania, AL in 2019

Sylvania satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
Alabama:

4.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +250 (+26.7%).
Most common industries in Sylvania, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (19.1%)
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.2%)
  • Apparel (12.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Food (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (27.1%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Sylvania, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (20.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)

Average climate in Sylvania, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sylvania, Alabama average temperatures Sylvania, Alabama average precipitation Sylvania, Alabama humidity Sylvania, Alabama wind speed Sylvania, Alabama snowfall Sylvania, Alabama sunshine Sylvania, Alabama clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.1. This is better than average.

City:

53.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Sylvania-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Sylvania town center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/2008, a category F4 tornado 8.1 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 12 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sylvania-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 124% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from Sylvania center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from Sylvania center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 134.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 195.1 miles away from Sylvania center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from Sylvania 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 DeKalb County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 20, Floods: 17, Tornadoes: 15, Winds: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylvania topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sylvania:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF FORT PAYNE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • CROWNE HEALTH CARE OF FT PAYNE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • DEKALB REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FORT PAYNE, AL)
  • AMERICA'S BEST CARE PLUS, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; RAINSVILLE, AL)
  • JACKSON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • NEW BEACON OF SCOTTSBORO (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)
  • HIGHLANDS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SCOTTSBORO, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvania:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 7 miles; Rainsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,409)
  • Snead State Community College (about 33 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Berry College (about 40 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 41 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 43 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 44 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 45 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)

Public high school in Sylvania:

  • SYLVANIA SCH (Students: 979, Location: 133 1ST ST NW, Grades: KG-12)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sylvania: Sylvania Fire Department Station 1 (A), Sylvania Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sylvania include: Trinity Methodist Church (A), Mountain View Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mahan Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

DeKalb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.9%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Sylvania (2011 data):

  • Horizon Bank: Sylvania Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1994/08/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $95.0 mil, Deposits: $76.9 mil, headquarters in Fyffe, AL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Sylvania:

Marital status in Sylvania, AL
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sylvania:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sylvania, AL (based on DeKalb County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant32,536144
Mainline Protestant3,92536
Catholic2,6571
Other2522
Black Protestant-1
None31,739-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
DeKalb County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
DeKalb County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
DeKalb County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.7%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sylvania:

46.6%
Alabama:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.8%
Alabama:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Sylvania:

28.9
Alabama:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sylvania:

22.6%
Alabama:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sylvania:

11.6%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sylvania:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.3%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Sylvania:

52.8%
Alabama:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Sylvania:

76.1%
Alabama:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sylvania, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,872$35,2321$768
Firefighters 1$300$3,60016$10
Financial Administration 1$2,183$26,1960$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,914$34,9683$500
Streets and Highways 1$2,834$34,0081$709
Sewerage 0$0 1$509
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$800
Totals for Government 6$14,104$28,20828$3,296

Sylvania government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $41,000 ($21.65)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($8.98)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($7.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($3.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($1.58)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $137,000 ($72.33)
    Central Staff Services: $94,000 ($49.63)
    Sewerage: $84,000 ($44.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($43.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($42.77)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($29.04)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($17.95)
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000 ($14.78)
    Corrections - Other: $11,000 ($5.81)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($3.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($3.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($2.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $61,000 ($32.21)
    Regular Highways: $60,000 ($31.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $80,000 ($42.24)

Sylvania government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($11.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($6.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($1.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($14.26)
  • Tax - Property: $305,000 ($161.03)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $239,000 ($126.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $117,000 ($61.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $101,000 ($53.33)
    Public Utility License: $101,000 ($53.33)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $20,000 ($10.56)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $11,000 ($5.81)

Sylvania government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,000 ($31.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($26.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000 ($4.75)

5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marshall County, AL  0.99% ($28,534 average AGI)
to Jackson County, AL  0.85% ($28,133)
to Etowah County, AL  0.37% ($32,651)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sylvania:

  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WVSM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; RAINSVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN ADVERTISING CO., INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZCT (1330 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: BONNER AND CARLILE ENTERPRISES)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylvania:

  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • W298AF (107.5 FM; HADEN, AL; Owner: HADEN RADIO COMPANY)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTWX-FM (95.9 FM; GUNTERSVILLE, AL; Owner: GUNTERSVILLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sylvania:

  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • Sylvania, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents26
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents51
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count12278
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents18212
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3407
  • Fatalities13770
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents29792
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents775
See more detailed statistics of Sylvania fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.5mTotal length
  • $7,121,000Total costs
  • 24,317Total average daily traffic
  • 582Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,207Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sylvania)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • ENTERPRISE, 14 Enterprise St (Lat: 34.561056 Lon: -85.802444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQLF410,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.827 MHz, 155.647 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2019, Expiration Date: 01/05/2030, Certifier: Debbie Lester, Registrant: Sylvania, 22957 Al Hwy 75, Sylvania, AL 35988, Phone: (256) 638-2604, Fax: (256) 638-7670, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sylvania Gap, Lat: 34.498611 Lon: -85.742222, Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.5 m, Call Sign: WQID246,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2017, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: James F Johnson, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • RAINSVL NRTH, 533 3rd Street Sw (Lat: 34.555389 Lon: -85.820972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.5 m, Overall height: 92.1 m, Call Sign: WQOZ907,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2012, Expiration Date: 03/15/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sylvania)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 62SM, N62SM, N-62SM, Serial Number: 17261862, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Jesse Douglas Carter, 325 Michael Rd, Sylvania, AL 35988

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of fire incidents - 43 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sylvania, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (69.2%), and Outside Fires (20.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sylvania, AL
    • 15369.2%Structure Fires
    • 4620.8%Outside Fires
    • 177.7%Other
    • 52.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sylvania, AL
Most common first names in Sylvania, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James962.6 years
Mary978.6 years
William778.0 years
George579.0 years
John576.6 years
Thomas567.8 years
David451.5 years
Betty366.0 years
Leon380.7 years
Edward375.0 years
Most common last names in Sylvania, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Newsome875.0 years
Benefield670.2 years
Smith666.0 years
Gilbreath582.0 years
Wilbanks557.4 years
Furgerson467.5 years
Camp473.8 years
Martin472.0 years
Murdock476.8 years
Pack484.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sylvania, AL
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sylvania, AL
  • 94.8%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood


Sylvania compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
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