Sylva, NC
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Sylva is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,617 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sylva is the 275th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sylva is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sylva is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sylva who work in food service (14.55%), maintenance occupations (13.25%), and teaching (9.59%).

In terms of college education, Sylva is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.20% of adults in Sylva have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sylva in 2010 was $19,320, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,280 for a family of four.

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

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

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