Sylvester, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 5,878 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 2,542  (43.2%)
Females: 3,336  (56.8%)
Median resident age:

31.9 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31791.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,676 (it was $24,114 in 2000)
Sylvester:

$27,676
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,931 (it was $14,387 in 2000)

Sylvester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,009 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Sylvester:

$100,009
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $115,907; detached houses: $122,459; mobile homes: $44,394

Median gross rent in 2017: $723.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sylvester: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.9%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sylvester, GA (2010)
    • 3,66959.3%Black alone
    • 2,34938.0%White alone
    • 651.1%Hispanic
    • 611.0%Two or more races
    • 360.6%Asian alone
    • 30.05%American Indian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Sylvester, Georgia as of January 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sylvester is 169 to 1.


Crime rates in Sylvester by year

Type

2007

2010

2011

2012

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.0)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
1
(16.5)
1
(16.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(51.1)
2
(36.1)
3
(47.9)
5
(79.1)
9
(148.2)
7
(116.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(204.3)
14
(252.7)
9
(143.6)
41
(648.4)
54
(889.5)
52
(863.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
72
(1,226)
79
(1,426)
94
(1,499)
132
(2,088)
49
(807.1)
123
(2,044)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
199
(3,388)
240
(4,332)
223
(3,557)
200
(3,163)
158
(2,603)
134
(2,226)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(323.5)
13
(234.7)
21
(335.0)
11
(174.0)
5
(82.4)
11
(182.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)317.0367.7317.1484.3402.7500.9

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City-data.com crime index in Sylvester, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 26 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (19.5%), English (7.1%), Trinidadian and Tobagonian (1.9%), African (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 426 feet

Land area: 5.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,029 people per square mile   (low).

Sylvester, Georgia map

60 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,233 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,017 (1.2%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.53 N, Longitude: 83.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +332 (+5.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 962 (44.2%)

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Sylvester, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sylvester, GA in 2017
Sylvester satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sylvester, GA residents
Average permit cost in Sylvester, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Sylvester, GA
Historical housing units in Sylvester, GA
Most common industries in Sylvester, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Food (4.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
  • Food (3.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Sylvester, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.6%)

Average climate in Sylvester, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.2. This is about average.

City:

71.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.96. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.96
U.S.:

8.46

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 Sylvester 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 the city 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 Sylvester 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 Sylvester 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 the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from Sylvester 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylvester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sylvester:

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

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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Points of interest:

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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

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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Sylvester:

Marital status in Sylvester, GA
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sylvester:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sylvester
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sylvester, GA (based on Worth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,71536
Mainline Protestant1,0829
Black Protestant5425
Other11
Catholic--
None11,339-
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: 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
Here:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.2%
Georgia:

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

17.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sylvester:

48.4%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sylvester:

43.8%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Sylvester:

30.0
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sylvester:

20.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sylvester:

13.4%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sylvester:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

36.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.7%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Sylvester:

80.5%
Georgia:

80.4%

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

Sylvester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $206,000 ($35.05)
    Water Utilities: $166,000 ($28.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $144,000 ($24.50)
    Sewerage: $110,000 ($18.71)
    Air Transportation: $103,000 ($17.52)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.70)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,739,000 ($1146.48)
    Police Protection: $1,835,000 ($312.18)
    Financial Administration: $877,000 ($149.20)
    Gas Utilities: $859,000 ($146.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $838,000 ($142.57)
    Regular Highways: $650,000 ($110.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000 ($95.61)
    Water Utilities: $541,000 ($92.04)
    General - Other: $386,000 ($65.67)
    Sewerage: $360,000 ($61.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $261,000 ($44.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $226,000 ($38.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $127,000 ($21.61)
    Central Staff Services: $112,000 ($19.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000 ($16.67)
    Libraries: $52,000 ($8.85)
    Public Welfare - Other: $44,000 ($7.49)
    Health - Other: $28,000 ($4.76)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($2.89)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($1.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $185,000 ($31.47)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $154,000 ($26.20)
    Other - Libraries: $52,000 ($8.85)
    Other - General - Other: $29,000 ($4.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $429,000 ($72.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $229,000 ($38.96)
    Regular Highways: $189,000 ($32.15)
    Water Utilities: $102,000 ($17.35)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($11.57)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($5.10)
    General Public Building: $23,000 ($3.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $19,000 ($3.23)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,053,000 ($519.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $62,000 ($10.55)

Sylvester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $738,000 ($125.55)
    Sewerage: $645,000 ($109.73)
    Other: $520,000 ($88.47)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $24,000 ($4.08)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $84,000 ($14.29)
    General Local Government Support: $84,000 ($14.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $456,000 ($77.58)
    Other: $386,000 ($65.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $300,000 ($51.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $68,000 ($11.57)
    Royalties: $17,000 ($2.89)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($1.87)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($1.36)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,464,000 ($1610.07)
    Gas Utilities: $1,171,000 ($199.22)
    Water Utilities: $967,000 ($164.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $278,000 ($47.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $172,000 ($29.26)
    Other: $96,000 ($16.33)
    Public Welfare: $42,000 ($7.15)
  • Tax - Property: $585,000 ($99.52)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $290,000 ($49.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $102,000 ($17.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $90,000 ($15.31)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $68,000 ($11.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $18,000 ($3.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $16,000 ($2.72)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.68)

Sylvester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,501,000 ($425.48)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,056,000 ($349.78)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $549,000 ($93.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000 ($17.69)

Sylvester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,843,000 ($1504.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,000 ($27.90)

7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dougherty County, GA  1.93% ($23,832 average AGI)
to Lee County, GA  0.79% ($33,232)
to Tift County, GA  0.72% ($32,020)
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

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)
Sylvester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sylvester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.0mTotal length
  • $4,607,000Total costs
  • 27,560Total average daily traffic
  • 2,819Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,340Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sylvester, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sylvester, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sylvester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sylvester, GA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sylvester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 18EB , Serial Number: 17264188, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 08/16/1989
    Registrant (Individual): William T Senkbeil, 1061 York Road, Sylvester, GA 31791
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3683J , Serial Number: 15064983, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 06/08/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Larry Brazil, 2535 Us Highway 82 W, Sylvester, GA 31791
  • Aircraft: BEECH E-55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 55HD , Serial Number: TE-1089, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 09/08/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Echo Fifty-Five LLC, 469 Jerald Carter Rd, Sylvester, GA 31791
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 957MA , Serial Number: 3410, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/17/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 06/28/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard Iii Seymore, 1772 Porters Corner Rd, Sylvester, GA 31791
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 8503V , Serial Number: 2263R, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 10/22/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Craigdba Patterson, 206 Airport Rd, Sylvester, GA 31791, Other Owners: Air Farming Patterson
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/20/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 97. The highest number of fire incidents - 200 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sylvester, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.9%), and Structure Fires (25.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sylvester, GA
    • 88953.9%Outside Fires
    • 41725.3%Structure Fires
    • 29618.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 462.8%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sylvester, GA
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 18.7%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sylvester, GA
  • 76.2%Electricity
  • 18.4%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Sylvester on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #52 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+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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