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.

Sylva is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.78%), office and administrative support (11.24%), and management occupations (9.64%).

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.89 minutes getting to work every day.

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: 29.56% of adults in Sylva have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sylva in 2010 was $18,661, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,644 for a family of four.

Sylva is a very 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, Scots-Irish, English, and Italian.

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

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