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35988 Zip Code (Sylvania, AL) Detailed Profile




City: Sylvania, AL (50.69%)
County: DeKalb County, AL
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,931
Zip code population in 2010: 1,940
Zip code population in 2000: 1,692

Houses and condos: 715
Renter-occupied apartments: 193
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 35988: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 12.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 158 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.3% ($296)
Alabama:

0.4% ($571)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $311 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $271 (0.3%)

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Males: 1,008  (52.2%)
Females: 922  (47.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 35988:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 35988:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Zip code 35988 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 35988 (2017)
    • 1,66198.2%White
    • 20111.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 462.7%Two or more races
    • 181.1%American Indian
    • 100.6%Black
    • 40.2%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $98,514
35988:

$98,514
Alabama:

$141,300



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 35988 zip code as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 35988 is 302 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

34.5 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.1 people
Alabama:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 35988, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $34,513 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,513
State:

$52,001

Salary/wage: $32,222 (reported on 84.5% of returns)
Here:

$32,222
State:

$43,822
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.3% for AGIs below $25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 129.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $877 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$877
Alabama:

$1,592
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $200 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$200
State:

$5,697

Profit/loss from business: +$5,946 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,946
State:

+$9,151
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,750 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
35988:

$8,750
Alabama:

$14,992

Total itemized deductions: $18,530 (29% of AGI, reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

$18,530
State:

$21,388

Here:

28.9% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $4,713 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,713
State:

$5,925
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $3,210 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
35988:

$3,210
State:

$5,272
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,635 (reported on 32.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,635
State:

$2,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 76.1%
Here:

76%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 74.3% for AGIs below $25k, 78.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 125.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 35988, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,068 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,068
State:

$42,302

Salary/wage: $29,024 (reported on 90.0% of returns)
Here:

$29,024
State:

$36,626
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 171.9% for AGIs below $10k, 84.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $911 (reported on 24.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$911
Alabama:

$1,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $444 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

$444
State:

$4,206

Net capital gain/loss: +$806 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

+$806
State:

+$13,031

Profit/loss from business: +$2,389 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$2,389
State:

+$8,302
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,327 (25% of AGI, reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$13,327
State:

$17,623

Here:

24.5% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,360 (6% of AGI, reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,360
State:

$4,768

Here:

6.0% of AGI
State:

5.4% of AGI

Total tax: $2,826 (reported on 68.7% of returns)
35988:

$2,826
State:

$6,905
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,940 (reported on 28.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,940
State:

$2,048

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 77.1%
Here:

77%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 73.8% for AGIs below $10k, 79.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 77.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$43,801
Alabama:

$48,123
Sylvania, AL (35988) map Nearest zip codes: 35968, 35986, 35978, 35744, 35765, 35971.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.7%
Alabama:

47.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.3%
Alabama:

4.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 114
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 513


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 37 (26 now married, 10 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 417 (257 now married, 152 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 35988 with a mortgage: 234 (4 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 201

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $886
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $261

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

16.1%
Whole state:

16.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

9.1%
Whole state:

9.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.7
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  • Notable locations in zip code 35988: Sylvania Fire Department Station 1 (A), Sylvania Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 122014 or later
  • 132010 to 2013
  • 1332000 to 2009
  • 2031990 to 1999
  • 1051980 to 1989
  • 1231970 to 1979
  • 671960 to 1969
  • 281950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 281939 or earlier

Zip code 35988 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sylvania, AL (35988)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sylvania, AL (35988)
  • 4no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 662 bedrooms
  • 2883 bedrooms
  • 494 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylvania, AL (35988)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylvania, AL (35988)
  • 4no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 732 bedrooms
  • 1073 bedrooms
  • 24 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sylvania, AL (35988) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sylvania, AL (35988) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 7no vehicle
  • 1001 vehicle
  • 1652 vehicles
  • 1133 vehicles
  • 504 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sylvania, AL (35988) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sylvania, AL (35988) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 1171 vehicle
  • 602 vehicles
  • 153 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 35988 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 35988 household income distribution in 2017
  • 49Less than $10,000
  • 41$10,000 to $14,999
  • 32$15,000 to $19,999
  • 24$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 49$30,000 to $34,999
  • 59$35,000 to $39,999
  • 53$40,000 to $44,999
  • 14$45,000 to $49,999
  • 63$50,000 to $59,999
  • 63$60,000 to $74,999
  • 57$75,000 to $99,999
  • 40$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$125,000 to $149,999
  • 18$150,000 to $199,999
  • 9$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 35988

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 35988
  • 9Less than $10,000
  • 9$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1$20,000 to $24,999
  • 21$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2$30,000 to $34,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 15$50,000 to $59,999
  • 42$60,000 to $69,999
  • 28$70,000 to $79,999
  • 42$80,000 to $89,999
  • 19$90,000 to $99,999
  • 65$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 21$150,000 to $174,999
  • 28$200,000 to $249,999
  • 33$250,000 to $299,999
  • 28$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 35988

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 35988
  • 2Less than $100
  • 2$100 to $149
  • 18$300 to $349
  • 22$350 to $399
  • 27$400 to $449
  • 10$450 to $499
  • 23$500 to $549
  • 10$550 to $599
  • 7$600 to $649
  • 2$1,500 to $1,999
  • 56No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $641.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $100,484
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $52,302
  • Two or more races householders: $17,909
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $116,425

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,514
35988:

$98,514
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,044 - $161,974

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $219,058
Here:

$219,058
State:

$197,224

Mobile homes: $59,926
Here:

$59,926
State:

$74,580
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 35988
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 452
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 13
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 228

Unemployment: 1.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 35988

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 35988
  • 89.0%771Drove a car alone
  • 9.4%81Carpooled
  • 0.5%4Walked
  • 0.7%6Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 35988

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 35988
  • 28Less than 5 minutes
  • 345 to 9 minutes
  • 12810 to 14 minutes
  • 15915 to 19 minutes
  • 13920 to 24 minutes
  • 10125 to 29 minutes
  • 10030 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 2940 to 44 minutes
  • 2545 to 59 minutes
  • 8660 to 89 minutes
  • 2090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,931
  • In family households: 1,765 (194 male householders, 299 female householders)
    382 spouses, 704 children (573 natural, 14 adopted, 119 stepchildren), 72 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 2 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 159 (70 male householders (61 living alone)), 61 female householders (59 living alone)), 27 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 184 2-persons, 156 3-persons, 92 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 121 1-person, 7 2-persons, 1 3-persons

307 married couples with children.
179 single-parent households (48 men, 131 women).

94.4% of residents of 35988 zip code speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (96% very well, 4% not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 44 (2.3%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

2.3%
Whole state:

3.5%
Most common first ancestries reported in 35988
  • 43%American
  • 12%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 1%German
  • 1%British
  • 1%Dutch
  • 1%Norwegian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 252000 to 2009
  • 101990 to 1999
  • 24Before 1990

Zip code 35988 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • F G LUMBER INC (357 3RD STREET SW in SYLVANIA, AL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: SAWMILLS.
    Organizations: FREDDY GLOVER (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • ANTHONYS HOSIERY CO (51 INDUSTRIAL DR in SYLVANIA, AL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit

Zip code 35988 marital status for males
Zip code 35988 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 78.5%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Wood

Population in 1990: 2,318.

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

  • This state: 1,517
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 54
  • South: 261
  • West: 7

60% of the 35988 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alabama.

92% of the 35988 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 93% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Sylvania, AL (35988)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

8.8%
Alabama:

10.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Alabama:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

13.7%
Alabama:

12.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 73,159Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 48,912Management occupations
  • 46,345Transportation occupations
  • 42,137Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 39,039Education, training, and library occupations
  • 34,511Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Wholesale Trade: Motor Vehicle Supplies and New Parts Merchant Wholesalers (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Footwear Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 35988 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James962.6 years
Mary978.6 years
William778.0 years
George579.0 years
John576.6 years
Thomas567.8 years
David451.5 years
Betty366.0 years
Leon380.7 years
Edward375.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 35988 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Newsome875.0 years
Benefield670.2 years
Smith666.0 years
Gilbreath582.0 years
Wilbanks557.4 years
Furgerson467.5 years
Camp473.8 years
Martin472.0 years
Murdock476.8 years
Pack484.3 years
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