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Sylvania, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The City of Sylvania had a population of 18,709 as of July 1, 2017. Sylvania ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvania is located at latitude 41.7107 and longitude -83.7065 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvania (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Sylvania (GNIS ID: 2396020) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sylvania is located within Township of Sylvania, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lucas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylvania population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvania: Whiteford.

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Sylvania, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,709
Daytime Population: Workers 9,958
Daytime Population: Residents 9,122
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,080
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 18,317
Population in Familes 15,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 392
Population Density2 2,886
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $77,599
Average Household Income $96,173
Per Capita Income $38,774


Total Housing Units 8,122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,281 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,336 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 505 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $186,150
Average Home Value $205,353


Total Households 7,617
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.14%
Households -0.05% -0.09%
Families 0.08% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Sylvania, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 100 92nd
Population Density # 101 92nd
Diversity Index # 263 79th
Median Household Income # 116 91st
Per Capita Income # 112 91st

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