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Sylvania, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The City of Sylvania had a population of 18,585 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvania: Whiteford.

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Sylvania, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,585
Population in Households 18,193
Population in Familes 15,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 392
Population Density1 2,867
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 7,601
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 5,125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,256 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,346 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 524 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $185,843
Average Home Value $202,492


Median Household Income $74,939
Average Household Income $91,595
Per Capita Income $37,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.21%
Households -0.09% -0.08%
Families 0.1% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 102 92nd
Population Density1 # 101 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 253 79th
Median Household Income # 118 90th
Per Capita Income # 115 91st

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