Desirable Demographics

A Growing Population

Sylvania’s population has grown consistently since 1970, versus annual losses within Lucas County.

40-Year Population Growth

Census Year City of Sylvania Lucas County
1970 12,031 483,551
1980 15,527 471,741
1990 17,301 462,361
2000 18,760 455,054
2010 18,965 436,393

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

A Young Population

Of Sylvania’s 18,965 residents in 2010, 26 percent (4,965) were less than 20 years old and 53 percent (10,053) were under the age of 45.

Population by Age Group

Age Group Population
Under 5 971
5-19 3,994
20-24 1,009
25-44 4,079
45-54 2,998
55-64 2,647
65+ 3,267
Total 18,965

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

An Affluent Population

Sylvania has a large and growing population of affluent professionals.

Median Household Income (2010)

City of Sylvania Lucas County State of Ohio United States
$64,021 $41,436 $48,246 $53,046

 

Median Family Income (2010)

City of Sylvania Lucas County State of Ohio United States
$86,479 $54,830 $61,163 N/A

 

Ninety-Three Million Neighbors

Basing your business in Sylvania means you have access to the 93 million people who live within 500 miles of the city. Sylvania is centrally located in the “ChiPitts Megalopolis” that extends from Chicago to Pittsburgh. Major Midwest markets along this “corridor” include Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Toronto and Pittsburgh.

Economic Base

Sylvania’s economy is anchored by a large commercial and retail base, and very little manufacturing. This differs from the economic base for Lucas County.

City of Sylvania Employment (as % of Total Population)

Employed Civilian Population Age 16 & Up City of Sylvania Lucas County
OCCUPATION
Management, professional and related 46.7 31.5
Service 15.4 19.7
Sales and office 22.5 25.0
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining 0.2 0.4
Construction 3.9 4.7
Manufacturing 13.3 14.1
Wholesale trade 2.9 2.9
Retail trade 11.6 11.7
Transportation, warehousing and utilities 3.0 5.9
Information 1.3 1.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing 5.8 5.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services 10.0 9.0
Educational, health and social services 33.3 26.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 8.3 10.1
Other services (except public administration) 3.3 4.6
Public administration 3.0 3.2
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary 79.7 82.3
Government 14.2 12.9
Self-employed in own (not incorporated) business 6.1 4.7
Unpaid family workers 0.0 0.1

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

We also encourage you to review our low crime rate and visit the Lucas County Auditor website for information on why Sylvania is regarded as one of the area’s choicest residential communities.

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