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Sylva township, NC map Land area: 23.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 6,076 (44% urban, 56% rural)
Males: 2,888  (47.5%)
Females: 3,188  (52.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,915 (4,110 owner occupied, 1,805 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

31%


Races in Sylva township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.2%
  • Black: 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 43.2

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Average household size: 2.21

Sylva township:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.79

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,055 ($32,349 in 1999)
This township:

$36,055
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $542)
Here:

$452
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $168,987 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Sylva township:

$168,987
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,032 - $239,885

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $210,853
Here:

$210,853
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $430,406
Here:

$430,406
State:

$173,323

In 2-unit structures: $147,183
Here:

$147,183
State:

$203,185

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $411,913
Here:

$411,913
State:

$158,140

Mobile homes: $54,430
Here:

$54,430
State:

$45,354
Population density: 261 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

14.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Sylva.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Sylva township include: Love Chapel (A), Oldfield Church (B), Scotts Creek Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dills Cemetery (1), Love Chapel Cemetery (2), Ash Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hodge Lake (A), Sylva Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fisher Creek (A), Dills Creek (B), Blanton Branch (C), Parris Branch (D), Monteith Branch (E), Kitchen Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 77 (22% naturalized citizens)

Sylva township:  1.3%
State:  5.3%

54% of Sylva township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in North Carolina.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4139
  • Northeast: 330
  • Midwest: 353
  • South: 1103
  • West: 72

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sylva township, North Carolina:

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,031
  • One, attached: 58
  • Two: 120
  • 3 or 4: 92
  • 5 to 9: 76
  • 10 to 19: 31
  • 20 to 49: 15
  • Mobile homes: 592

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,300


Housing units in Sylva township with a mortgage: 566 (30 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 703

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 76
  • 1995 to 1998: 276
  • 1990 to 1994: 244
  • 1980 to 1989: 424
  • 1970 to 1979: 565
  • 1960 to 1969: 474
  • 1950 to 1959: 354
  • 1940 to 1949: 267
  • 1939 or earlier: 335

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sylva township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 242
  • 5 rooms: 430
  • 6 rooms: 506
  • 7 rooms: 202
  • 8 rooms: 94
  • 9 or more rooms: 167

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylva township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 78
  • 3 rooms: 127
  • 4 rooms: 349
  • 5 rooms: 159
  • 6 rooms: 97
  • 7 rooms: 59
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sylva township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 48
  • 2 bedrooms: 397
  • 3 bedrooms: 980
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 47

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylva township:

  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 154
  • 2 bedrooms: 483
  • 3 bedrooms: 217
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Sylva township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 116
  • 1 vehicle: 485
  • 2 vehicles: 680
  • 3 vehicles: 312
  • 4 vehicles: 93
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Cars and other vehicles available in Sylva township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 450
  • 2 vehicles: 283
  • 3 vehicles: 74
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sylva township:

  • United States or American (25.2%)
  • English (14.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (12.0%)
  • German (11.9%)
  • Irish (11.3%)
  • Scottish (3.1%)
  • Italian (2.0%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (19%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (12%)
  • France (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Peru (8%)
  • Indonesia (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,395 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 318 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (1%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 88 (3%)
  • Other means: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 61 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Wood (4%)

People in group quarters in Sylva township, North Carolina:

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.3% of residents of Sylva township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 39% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,907
  • In family households: 4,705 (1,241 male householders, 434 female householders)
    1,321 spouses, 1,446 children (1,371 natural, 28 adopted, 47 stepchildren), 80 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 43 parents, 42 other relatives, 47 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,202 (400 male householders (322 living alone)), 607 female householders (523 living alone)), 195 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 192 (140 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 868 2-persons, 391 3-persons, 267 4-persons, 121 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 845 1-person, 137 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 1 4-persons,

804 married couples with children.
285 single-parent households (57 men, 228 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

2.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Sylva township:

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