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Population in 2012: 6,283 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 

Males: 2,853  (45.4%)
Females: 3,430  (54.6%)

Median resident age:  34.6 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31791.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,195 (it was $24,114 in 2000)
Sylvester:

$30,195
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,829

Sylvester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $83,524 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Sylvester:

$83,524
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,060; Detached houses: $115,126; Mobile homes: $38,905

Median gross rent in 2012: $552.

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  • Black alone - 3,669 (59.3%)
  • White alone - 2,349 (38.0%)
  • Hispanic - 65 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 61 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 36 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sylvester: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (11.7%), English (6.5%), Irish (5.8%), German (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Subsaharan African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 426 feet

Land area: 5.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,100 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sylvester:

  • High school or higher: 67.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvester city:

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

71 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Sylvester, Georgia as of July 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sylvester to the number of sex offenders is 131 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $793 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $682 (1.2%)

Sylvester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (19.7 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (153.9 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (697.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Poulan, GA (1.7 miles ), Sumner, GA (2.4 miles ), Bridgeboro, GA (3.3 miles) , Ty Ty, GA (3.4 miles ), Sycamore, GA (3.9 miles ), Doerun, GA (3.9 miles ), East Dougherty, GA (4.0 miles) , Ashburn, GA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $94,800
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $113,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.53 N, Longitude: 83.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +58 (+0.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 914 (37.4%)

Area code: 229

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Crime rates in Sylvester by Year
Type 2001 2002 2007 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.015.8
Rapes 001101
per 100,000 0.00.017.018.10.015.8
Robberies 103235
per 100,000 16.30.051.136.147.979.1
Assaults 35221214941
per 100,000 570.6351.3204.3252.7143.6648.4
Burglaries 6454727994132
per 100,000 1043.4862.21225.71426.01499.42087.6
Thefts 188178199240223200
per 100,000 3064.92842.13387.84332.13557.23163.1
Auto thefts 3419132111
per 100,000 48.963.9323.5234.7335.0174.0
Arson 001000
per 100,000 0.00.017.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.3) 324.8254.3323.2374.9323.4493.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 26 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Georgia average:

2.77

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Sylvester, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -75 (-1.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sylvester-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Sylvester city center killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused $7 million in damages.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 tornado 13.7 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worth County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ivey Shiver - Major League Baseball outfielder, Marion Butts - Football player, Sue Monk Kidd - Novelist, Rickey Claitt - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sylvester:

  • DCI SYLVESTER (Dialysis Facility, 102 PINEVIEW DRIVE)
  • PHOEBE WORTH MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 807 SOUTH ISABELLA STREET)
  • SYLVESTER HEALTH CARE INC (Nursing Home, 206 MONK STREET)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvester:

  • Albany State University (about 19 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,507)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 19 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • Albany Technical College (about 21 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Darton College (about 23 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 43 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Valdosta State University (about 58 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 66 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)

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Notable locations in Sylvester: Worth County Industrial Park (A), Sylvester Fire Department (B), Worth County Jail (C), Worth County Courthouse (D), Sylvester City Hall (E), Margaret Jones Library (F), HH Woolard Community Center (G), Worth County Fire and Rescue Station 12 Headquarters (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sylvester include: First Baptist Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Jones Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Pinson Memorial Methodist Church (D), Brook Chapel Baptist Church (E), Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Macedonia Church (G), Mount Sinai Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: City of Sylvester Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hog Heaven Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sylvester include: Pope Park (1), Sylvester Commercial Historic District (2), Jeffords Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Worth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 38.7. This is worse than average.
City:

38.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 27.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.6

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

WEBB`S TRUCK STOP (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PINE KNOLL COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 58.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.3%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sylvester, GA

123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Sylvester in 2000:

  • 117 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sylvester compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sylvester (2011 data):

  • Colony Bank: Worth Branch at 601 North Main Street, branch established on 1981/06/22. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $1,192.8 mil, Deposits: $1,001.0 mil, headquarters in Fitzgerald, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Colony Bankcorp, Inc.
  • Heritage Bank of the South: Sylvester Branch at 504 North Main Street, branch established on 2001/07/02. Info updated 2011/08/22: Bank assets: $1,086.7 mil, Deposits: $905.6 mil, headquarters in Albany, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices
  • Southwest Georgia Bank: Sylvester Banking Company Branch at 300 North Main Street, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $305.0 mil, Deposits: $249.5 mil, headquarters in Moultrie, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Sylvester Branch at 201 North Isabella Street, branch established on 1960/08/15. 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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sylvester travel time to work - commute


Sylvester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Sylvester city (based on Worth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.39%
Here41.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents79.5%12.3%3.4%1.3%1.1%
Congregations58.1%18.6%7.0%-2.3%
NameChurch of God of ProphecyChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.6%0.6%0.5%0.4%0.4%
Congregations2.3%2.3%2.3%2.3%4.7%
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: 5
Worth County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Worth County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Worth County:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Worth County:

30.2%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.2%
State:

14.6%

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 6$11,159$22,3180$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,928$71,1365$2,612
Police Protection - Officers 21$62,661$35,8060$0
Police - Other 0$0 5$1,579
Firefighters 12$27,549$27,5490$0
Streets and Highways 7$13,863$23,7652$2,118
Sewerage 7$14,386$24,6620$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$2,480
Natural Resources 1$2,532$30,3840$0
Water Supply 6$11,760$23,5200$0
Electric Power 8$20,488$30,7320$0
Gas Supply 3$6,764$27,0560$0
Totals for Government 72$177,090$29,51514$8,789

Sylvester government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $249,000 ($39.63)
    Police Protection: $121,000 ($19.26)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($4.14)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.86)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,663,000 ($901.32)
    Gas Utilities: $1,422,000 ($226.33)
    Police Protection: $1,350,000 ($214.87)
    Regular Highways: $698,000 ($111.09)
    Financial Administration: $639,000 ($101.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $533,000 ($84.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $512,000 ($81.49)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($74.33)
    General - Other: $365,000 ($58.09)
    Sewerage: $311,000 ($49.50)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($9.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($9.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($8.91)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($6.68)
    Health - Other: $39,000 ($6.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $21,000 ($3.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($3.18)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($0.95)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($0.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($2.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $99,000 ($15.76)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($6.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($5.57)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($5.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($23.71)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($21.96)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($8.44)
    Gas Utilities: $27,000 ($4.30)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($3.50)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($3.02)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($2.23)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,566,000 ($408.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($5.41)

Sylvester government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $666,000 ($106.00)
    All Other: $518,000 ($82.44)
    Sewerage: $450,000 ($71.62)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($1.91)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $74,000 ($11.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $511,000 ($81.33)
    General Local Government Support: $440,000 ($70.03)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $253,000 ($40.27)
    Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($14.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($4.62)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,898,000 ($1097.88)
    Gas Utilities: $1,578,000 ($251.15)
    Water Utilities: $674,000 ($107.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $459,000 ($73.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $361,000 ($57.46)
  • Tax - Property: $527,000 ($83.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $307,000 ($48.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $103,000 ($16.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $98,000 ($15.60)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $91,000 ($14.48)
    Public Utility License: $11,000 ($1.75)
    Other License: $7,000 ($1.11)

Sylvester government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $723,000 ($115.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000 ($92.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,000 ($22.60)

Sylvester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,742,000 ($436.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $180,000 ($28.65)

6.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Georgia average:

10.98%

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 Dougherty County, GA  2.13% ($30,832 average AGI)
from Tift County, GA  0.75% ($24,818)
from Lee County, GA  0.44% ($23,906)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Georgia average:

9.55%

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 Dougherty County, GA  2.11% ($24,506 average AGI)
to Tift County, GA  0.81% ($25,136)
to Lee County, GA  0.68% ($30,660)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sylvester:

  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylvester:

  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRXZ (106.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WUNV (91.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WJIZ-FM (96.3 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WJAD (103.5 FM; LEESBURG, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNUQ (101.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WABR (91.1 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMM, COMMISSION)
  • W273AE (102.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sylvester:

  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSST-TV (Channel 55; CORDELE, GA; Owner: SUNBELT-SOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD)
  • WBKL-LP (Channel 35; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GWENDOLYN BOONE)
  • W19CP (Channel 19; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV)

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

Sylvester, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 40
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 32
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Sylvester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 12,508
Total average daily truck traffic: 653
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 18,762


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Sylvester


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sylvester, GA

Most common first names in Sylvester, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9577.4 years
James9173.9 years
William8873.4 years
John7770.1 years
Willie5973.9 years
George5873.4 years
Robert5067.7 years
Annie4180.9 years
Charles3771.0 years
Mattie2781.0 years
Most common last names in Sylvester, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams5270.3 years
Smith4974.5 years
Davis4771.0 years
Jackson4366.0 years
Brown3673.5 years
Jones3576.4 years
Mcdonald3473.9 years
Powell2678.9 years
Young2678.4 years
Walker2376.4 years
Businesses in Sylvester, GA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Goodwill2UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 5,000+)"
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