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Population in 2012: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 

Males: 107  (48.5%)
Females: 114  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 16947

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,639 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Sylvania:

$45,639
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,003

Sylvania borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,386 (it was $71,500 in 2000)
Sylvania:

$106,386
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $112,172; Detached houses: $112,172

Median gross rent in 2012: $542.

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  • White alone - 211 (96.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sylvania: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (16.1%), German (13.3%), Irish (13.3%), English (8.7%), Dutch (6.0%), French (3.7%).

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).




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For population 25 years and over in Sylvania:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvania borough:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,484 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $983 (0.9%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-1.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Sylvania-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 33% 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from Sylvania center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 5, Storms: 5, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvania:

  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 12 miles; Mansfield, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,919)
  • Corning Community College (about 25 miles; Corning, NY; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (about 41 miles; Williamsport, PA; FT enrollment: 5,469)
  • Ithaca College (about 47 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,783)
  • Cornell University (about 49 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,529)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 53 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 12,914)
  • Broome Community College (about 54 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,655)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.6. This is better than average.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.01. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.01
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

28.3

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

BLUE SPRUCE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2005 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-10-2006 and AUG-21-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-11-2006 and JUL-14-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUL-14-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUL-14-2006)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUL-14-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sylvania, PA

Sylvania compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sylvania travel time to work - commute


Sylvania mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Coal or coke (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.89%
Here40.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents28.8%26.2%7.7%7.2%6.9%
Congregations6.7%34.2%10.0%10.0%5.0%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents6.5%3.5%2.9%2.3%8.0%
Congregations5.0%2.5%3.3%4.2%19.2%
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: 16
Bradford County:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bradford County:

26.7%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bradford County:

11.6%
State:

11.5%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$125
Totals for Government 0$0 1$125


3.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.87%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

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:
from Tioga County, NY  0.47% ($25,450 average AGI)
from Chemung County, NY  0.35% ($30,780)
from Tioga County, PA  0.24% ($25,491)


4.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

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 Tioga County, NY  0.59% ($23,804 average AGI)
to Chemung County, NY  0.42% ($26,245)
to Tioga County, PA  0.22% ($25,385)

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
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,541
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,553
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 11,234

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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