For population 25 years and over in Sylvania:
For population 15 years and over in Sylvania town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $187 (0.2%)
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
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Crime in Sylvania detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +250 (+26.7%).
Work and jobs in Sylvania: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sylvania, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sylvania-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 225% 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 slightly above Alabama state average. It is 76% smaller 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, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.3 miles away from Sylvania center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from Sylvania center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 11, Winds: 6, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sylvania:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvania:
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Public high school in Sylvania:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.8%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Sylvania compared to Alabama state average:
Banks with branches in Sylvania (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Sylvania (based on DeKalb County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.98%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,130 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,343 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Sylvania, Alabama:See more detailed statistics of Sylvania fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 10 meters (33ft)
Total costs: $4,174,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,465
Total average daily truck traffic: 291
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 6,684
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sylvania)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sylvania)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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