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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Sylvania is a town in Alabama with a population of 2,231. Sylvania is in DeKalb County. Living in Sylvania offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sylvania and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sylvania are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$645
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    54.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    974.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Sylvania

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,022
National
$55,322
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Sylvania Reviews

2 reviews
I love Sylvania. Small town, small life. There isn't many job opportunities in this town. I have to community to work about 15-20 minutes to Fort Payne, AL.
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I love this town because it's small and supportive.