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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 2019: 2,323
Zip code population in 2010: 1,940
Zip code population in 2000: 1,692

Houses and condos: 892
Renter-occupied apartments: 209
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 35988: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 12.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 190 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 35988
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.3% ($323)
Alabama:

0.4% ($609)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $424 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $257 (0.3%)

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Males: 1,214  (52.3%)
Females: 1,109  (47.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 35988:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 35988:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

Zip code 35988 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 35988 (2019)
    • 1,66185.6%White
    • 20110.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 462.4%Two or more races
    • 180.9%American Indian
    • 100.5%Black
    • 40.2%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $97,343
35988:

$97,343
Alabama:

$154,000



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 35988 zip code as of February 04, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 35988 is 704 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.3 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.9 people
Alabama:

2.5 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 2019:
This zip code:

$44,714
Alabama:

$51,734
Sylvania, AL (35988) map Nearest zip codes: 35968, 35986, 35978, 35744, 35765, 35971.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

55.9%
Alabama:

46.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.8%
Alabama:

47.0%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 149
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 647


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 40 (24 now married, 15 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 467 (271 now married, 193 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 35988 with a mortgage: 264 (3 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 330

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $868
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $303

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

13.0%
Whole state:

15.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

7.0%
Whole state:

8.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 62014 or later
  • 112010 to 2013
  • 1432000 to 2009
  • 2611990 to 1999
  • 1231980 to 1989
  • 931970 to 1979
  • 911960 to 1969
  • 671950 to 1959
  • 41940 to 1949
  • 751939 or earlier

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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)
  • 1no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 1272 bedrooms
  • 3353 bedrooms
  • 914 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylvania, AL (35988)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylvania, AL (35988)
  • 4no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 732 bedrooms
  • 1173 bedrooms
  • 54 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
  • 0no vehicle
  • 1861 vehicle
  • 2062 vehicles
  • 1413 vehicles
  • 574 vehicles
  • 05+ 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
  • 1351 vehicle
  • 522 vehicles
  • 143 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 35988 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 35988 household income distribution in 2019
  • 59Less than $10,000
  • 44$10,000 to $14,999
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32$20,000 to $24,999
  • 54$25,000 to $29,999
  • 52$30,000 to $34,999
  • 33$35,000 to $39,999
  • 97$40,000 to $44,999
  • 21$45,000 to $49,999
  • 81$50,000 to $59,999
  • 136$60,000 to $74,999
  • 44$75,000 to $99,999
  • 37$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 30$150,000 to $199,999
  • 15$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 35988

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 35988
  • 19Less than $10,000
  • 28$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$25,000 to $29,999
  • 25$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 25$40,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22$60,000 to $69,999
  • 25$70,000 to $79,999
  • 62$80,000 to $89,999
  • 23$90,000 to $99,999
  • 71$100,000 to $124,999
  • 48$125,000 to $149,999
  • 24$150,000 to $174,999
  • 13$175,000 to $199,999
  • 47$200,000 to $249,999
  • 38$250,000 to $299,999
  • 19$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 35988

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 35988
  • 9Less than $100
  • 7$100 to $149
  • 9$200 to $249
  • 3$250 to $299
  • 14$300 to $349
  • 18$350 to $399
  • 16$400 to $449
  • 23$450 to $499
  • 16$500 to $549
  • 13$550 to $599
  • 7$600 to $649
  • 2$1,500 to $1,999
  • 52No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $635.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $139,957.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $99,289
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $51,680
  • Two or more races householders: $17,696
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $115,041

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $97,343
35988:

$97,343
Alabama:

$154,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,188 - $155,850

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $222,149
Here:

$222,149
State:

$209,799

Mobile homes: $44,347
Here:

$44,347
State:

$69,597
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: 567
  • Two: 28
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 282

Unemployment: 2.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 35988

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 35988
  • 88.7%940Drove a car alone
  • 9.7%103Carpooled
  • 0.2%2Motorcycle
  • 0.2%2Walked
  • 0.7%7Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 35988

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 35988
  • 7Less than 5 minutes
  • 725 to 9 minutes
  • 14510 to 14 minutes
  • 20715 to 19 minutes
  • 19020 to 24 minutes
  • 10225 to 29 minutes
  • 10530 to 34 minutes
  • 2235 to 39 minutes
  • 4040 to 44 minutes
  • 3045 to 59 minutes
  • 10560 to 89 minutes
  • 2090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 77.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,323
  • Male householders: 404 (116 living alone), Female householders: 398 (77 living alone)
  • 429 spouses (429 opposite-sex spouses), 37 unmarried partners, (37 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 801 children (722 natural, 4 adopted, 75 stepchildren), 75 grandchildren, 31 brothers or sisters, 74 parents, 0 foster children, 31 other relatives, 38 non-relatives

Size of family households: 226 2-persons, 141 3-persons, 113 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 192 1-person, 10 2-persons, 2 3-persons

396 married couples with children.
207 single-parent households (72 men, 135 women).

92.3% of residents of 35988 zip code speak English at home.
6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% very well, 8% not well, 18% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 121 (5.2%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

5.2%
Whole state:

3.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 95%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 35988
  • 39%American
  • 5%English
  • 5%Irish
  • 2%European
  • 2%German
  • 1%British
  • 1%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 392000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 68Before 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: 2.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 81.7%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Wood

Population in 1990: 2,318.

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

  • This state: 1,642
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 407
  • West: 13

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.

91% of the 35988 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% 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): 13
Here:

5.5%
Alabama:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Alabama:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

4.7%
Alabama:

12.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 79,493Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,993Community and social service occupations
  • 49,810Management occupations
  • 46,164Transportation occupations
  • 41,954Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 40,003Education, training, and library 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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 13. The highest number of reported fires - 43 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 35988 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (68.6%), and Outside Fires (21.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 35988
    • 15168.6%Structure Fires
    • 4721.4%Outside Fires
    • 177.7%Other
    • 52.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 35988, Alabama

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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