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.

Unlike some cities, Sylvester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sylvester are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (12.54%), food service (10.20%), and office and administrative support (9.39%).

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.

The population of Sylvester has a very low overall level of education: only 9.88% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Sylvester in 2010 was $16,647, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,588 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, Scots-Irish, and African.

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

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