Sylvia, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvia, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Sylvia had a population of 228 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvia is located at latitude 37.9592 and longitude -98.4088 in Reno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Reno County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,732 feet.

The City of Sylvia (GNIS ID: 2396021) 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 Sylvia is located within Township of Sylvia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Reno County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylvia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sylvia: Senith.

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Sylvia, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 228
Daytime Population: Workers 39
Daytime Population: Residents 122
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 161
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 228
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 776
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $36,473
Average Household Income $47,945
Per Capita Income $21,493


Total Housing Units 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $57,500
Average Home Value $119,231


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% 0.09%
Households 0.56% 0.2%
Families 1.8% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Sylvia, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvia to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 413 39th
Population Density # 352 48th
Diversity Index # 309 54th
Median Household Income # 630 6th
Per Capita Income # 594 12th

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