Sylvester, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 6,201 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 2,815  (45.4%)
Females: 3,386  (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 (it was $14,387 in 2000)

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 2012: All housing units: $102,060; Detached houses: $115,126; Mobile homes: $38,905

Median gross rent in 2012: $552.

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Sylvester races chart
  • 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 (12.2%), English (6.4%), Irish (5.4%), German (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Subsaharan African (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 426 feet

Land area: 5.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,086 people per square mile   (low).

Sylvester,GA real estate house value index trend

Sylvester, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Sylvester:

  • High school or higher: 67.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvester city:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

71 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Sylvester, Georgia as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sylvester to the number of sex offenders is 126 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
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 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: +56 (+0.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 920 (37.8%)

Area code: 229

Sylvester household income distribution Sylvester home values distribution

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) 324.7254.3323.2374.8323.3493.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Georgia:

7.8%

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%)

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

Average climate in Sylvester, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Sylvester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 42% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Sylvester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from Sylvester center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 402.5 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 229.8 miles away from the city 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 237.9 miles away from Sylvester center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylvester topographic map

Birthplace of: Ivey Shiver - Major League Baseball outfielder, Marion Butts - Football player, Sue Monk Kidd - Novelist, Rickey Claitt - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sylvester:

  • PHOEBE WORTH MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 807 SOUTH ISABELLA STREET)
  • DCI SYLVESTER (102 PINEVIEW DRIVE)
  • SYLVESTER HEALTH CARE INC (206 MONK STREET)

Airports located in Sylvester:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvester:

  • Albany State University (about 19 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,662)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 19 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Albany Technical College (about 20 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 23 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 43 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 53 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 58 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)

Public high school in Sylvester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sylvester:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 57.7. This is better than average.

City:

57.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1
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
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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

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 (70%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.39%
Here: 41.4%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Georgia:

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

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

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Worth County:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.2%
State:

14.6%
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
Other Government Administration 14$45,643$39,12312$3,835
Judicial and Legal 2$6,061$36,3660$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$63,422$38,0531$343
Firefighters 11$41,460$45,2290$0
Fire - Other 0$0 3$146
Streets and Highways 9$21,182$28,2430$0
Sewerage 6$13,875$27,7500$0
Water Supply 3$8,948$35,7920$0
Electric Power 6$19,437$38,8740$0
Gas Supply 2$5,352$32,1120$0
Other and Unallocable 6$13,861$27,7220$0
Totals for Government 79$239,241$36,34016$4,324

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

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $249,000 ($40.15)
    Police Protection: $121,000 ($19.51)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($4.19)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.90)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,663,000 ($913.24)
    Gas Utilities: $1,422,000 ($229.32)
    Police Protection: $1,350,000 ($217.71)
    Regular Highways: $698,000 ($112.56)
    Financial Administration: $639,000 ($103.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $533,000 ($85.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $512,000 ($82.57)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($75.31)
    General - Other: $365,000 ($58.86)
    Sewerage: $311,000 ($50.15)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($10.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($9.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($9.03)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($6.77)
    Health - Other: $39,000 ($6.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $21,000 ($3.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($3.23)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($0.97)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($0.81)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($2.10)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $99,000 ($15.97)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($6.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($5.64)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($5.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($24.03)
    General - Other: $138,000 ($22.25)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($8.55)
    Gas Utilities: $27,000 ($4.35)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($3.55)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($3.06)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($2.26)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,566,000 ($413.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($5.48)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $666,000 ($107.40)
    All Other: $518,000 ($83.53)
    Sewerage: $450,000 ($72.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($1.94)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $74,000 ($11.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $511,000 ($82.41)
    General Local Government Support: $440,000 ($70.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $253,000 ($40.80)
    Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($14.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($4.68)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,898,000 ($1112.40)
    Gas Utilities: $1,578,000 ($254.48)
    Water Utilities: $674,000 ($108.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $459,000 ($74.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $361,000 ($58.22)
  • Tax - Property: $527,000 ($84.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $307,000 ($49.51)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $103,000 ($16.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $98,000 ($15.80)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $91,000 ($14.68)
    Public Utility License: $11,000 ($1.77)
    Other License: $7,000 ($1.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $723,000 ($116.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $581,000 ($93.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $142,000 ($22.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,742,000 ($442.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $180,000 ($29.03)

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Georgia average:

9.45%

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 Dougherty County, GA  1.76% ($22,841 average AGI)
from Tift County, GA  1.08% ($18,840)
from Turner County, GA  0.97% ($16,781)


8.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
Georgia average:

9.32%

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 Dougherty County, GA  1.66% ($21,726 average AGI)
to Tift County, GA  1.29% ($20,448)
to Lee County, GA  0.48% ($33,778)

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: 100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 155
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 109
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 258
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
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
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Burger King1KFC1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
Goodwill2Walgreens1

Sylvester on our top lists:

  • #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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