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The City of Sylvania had a population of 18,636 as of July 1, 2022. 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 41.7189 and longitude -83.713 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvania 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvania: Whiteford.

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Sylvania, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 18,636 (100%)
Population in Households 18,041 (96.8%)
Population in Families 14,993 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 595 ( 3.2%)
Population Density 2,805
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $87,465
Average Household Income $117,107
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $47,062
Wealth Index5 124


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,688 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,994 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 468 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $214,515
Average Home Value $243,243
Housing Affordability Index3 167


Total Households 7,681
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 5,077
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.88% -0.34%
Households -0.42% -0.14%
Families   -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%

Sylvania, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvania to the other 1,265 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 97 92nd
Population Density # 104 92nd
Median Household Income # 167 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 546 43rd
Per Capita Income # 148 88th
Diversity Index # 283 78th

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