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Sylvania, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvania had a population of 18,686 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvania: Whiteford.

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Sylvania, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 18,686
Population in Households 18,311
Population in Familes 15,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 375
Population Density2 2,873
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $82,860
Average Household Income $102,565
Per Capita Income $41,216


Total Housing Units 8,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,240 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,402 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 578 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $193,280
Average Home Value $212,965


Total Households 7,642
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 5,122
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.24% -0.15%
Households -0.07% -0.05%
Families -0.02% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2019 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 # 98 92nd
Population Density # 100 92nd
Diversity Index # 259 79th
Median Household Income # 124 90th
Per Capita Income # 124 90th

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