Sylvester, GA


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Sylvester is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 6,049 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sylvester is the 127th largest community in Georgia.

Sylvester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sylvester is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sylvester who work in sales jobs (13.09%), office and administrative support (10.03%), and teaching (9.90%).

Also of interest is that Sylvester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Being a small city, Sylvester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Sylvester is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.80% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sylvester in 2010 was $16,625, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,500 for a family of four. However, Sylvester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sylvester is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sylvester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sylvester residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Sylvester include Irish, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Sylvester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.

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