Sylvania, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 105  (47.6%)
Females: 116  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip code: 16947

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,578 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Sylvania:

$52,578
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,836 (it was $15,181 in 2000)

Sylvania borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,905 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Sylvania:

$96,905
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $103,406; Detached houses: $103,058

Median gross rent in 2013: $980.

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  • Races in Sylvania, PA (2010)

    Sylvania races chart
    • 21196.3%White alone
    • 52.3%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Asian alone
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sylvania: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.2%), United States (14.6%), Irish (13.6%), English (13.1%), Dutch (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/05/7853

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 0.62 square miles.

Population density: 356 people per square mile   (very low).

Sylvania, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Sylvania:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvania borough:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,448 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,233 (1.8%)

Sylvania satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (47.9 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (101.7 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (153.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Troy borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Roseville borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Alba, PA (2.7 miles) , Canton borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Mansfield borough, PA (3.4 miles ), Burlington, PA (3.6 miles) , Millerton, PA (3.6 miles ), Blossburg borough, PA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.81 N, Longitude: 76.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Sylvania household income distribution Sylvania home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-1.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Sylvania: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sylvania, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sylvania-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Sylvania borough center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 21.5 miles away from the borough center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sylvania-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.3 miles away from Sylvania center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from Sylvania center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bradford County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylvania topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sylvania:

  • MARTHA LLOYD ICF MR (Hospital, about 4 miles away; TROY, PA)
  • TROY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; TROY, PA)
  • MARTHA LLOYD COMMUNITY SERVICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MANSFIELD, PA)
  • MARTHA LLOYD ICF INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MANSFIELD, PA)
  • MARTHA LLOYD INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MANSFIELD, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvania:

  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 12 miles; Mansfield, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,826)
  • Corning Community College (about 25 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 3,036)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 41 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • Ithaca College (about 47 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Cornell University (about 49 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 50 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 54 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)

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Creek: Morgan Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bradford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.2. This is about average.

City:

66.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.0%
Average household size:
This borough:  2.7 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  74.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sylvania compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Sylvania travel time to work - commute Sylvania mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Coal or coke (11%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sylvania borough (based on Bradford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,81776
Catholic6,6007
Evangelical Protestant5,21942
Other4064
None39,580-
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: 16
Bradford County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bradford County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Bradford County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bradford County:

26.7%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$450
Totals for Government 0$0 3$450

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tioga County, NY  0.35% ($27,698 average AGI)
from Chemung County, NY  0.32% ($34,443)
from Tioga County, PA  0.19% ($34,717)


4.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tioga County, NY  0.53% ($26,750 average AGI)
to Chemung County, NY  0.40% ($29,704)
to Tioga County, PA  0.23% ($34,232)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sylvania:

  • WTZN (1310 AM; 1 kW; TROY, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WATS (960 AM; 5 kW; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WEHH (1590 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA HTS/HORSEHEAD, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylvania:

  • WHGL-FM (100.3 FM; CANTON, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WCIH (90.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WREQ (96.9 FM; RIDGEBURY, PA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WNBQ (92.3 FM; MANSFIELD, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDKC (101.5 FM; COVINGTON, PA; Owner: MID-ATLANTIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WSQE (91.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB. TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W201CO (88.1 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W205BR (88.9 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WZXR (99.3 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WBZD-FM (93.3 FM; MUNCY, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WILQ (105.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • W263AG (100.5 FM; SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: DBA COVENANT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sylvania:

  • W63AB (Channel 63; MANSFIELD, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA EDUC'L. TV ASSN.)
  • W54AV (Channel 54; MANSFIELD, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WENY-TV (Channel 36; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: LILLY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W59DG (Channel 59; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W21BW (Channel 21; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)
  • W52CE (Channel 52; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYDC (Channel 48; CORNING, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 9,541Total average daily traffic
  • 1,553Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,234Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sylvania)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ARMENIA, 206 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.768389 Lon: -76.862722), Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WCT956
    Assigned Frequencies: 2166.00 MHz, 2174.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/21/2007
    Registrant: Citizens Communications Company, 180 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14646, Phone: (585) 777-1538, Fax: (585) 777-1177, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N3ZEB
    Grant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 04/22/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/23/2009
    Registrant: Matthew N Pennington, Cottage Ave, Sylvania, PA 16945

Sylvania on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #59 (16947) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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