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Sylva is a town in Jackson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for William D. Sylva, carpenter
The latitude of Sylva is 35.373N. The longitude is -83.226W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,047 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,426.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sylva demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28779 ZIP code.
16% of Sylva residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sylva ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sylva was $17,348, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Sylva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sylva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $337. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.
Libraries in Sylva include Jackson County Public Library ... View libraries
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sylva political report.
The average commute time for Sylva workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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