Sylva employment information

IndexSylvaNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$19,320$25,608$28,555
Median household income$36,667$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$44,167$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,881$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$24,723$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,023$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate2.1%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level19.1%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Sylva is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sylva is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sylva is 63% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Sylva is 22% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Sylva median earnings by income bracket

Sylva employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.8%0.0%
Manufacturing sector6.0%1.1%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.2%10.8%
Public administration3.1%5.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services15.5%52.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Webster, NC391$67,50026%
Lake Junaluska, NC2,472$63,26618%
Forest Hills, NC454$62,63917%
Dillsboro, NC319$47,81311%
Maggie Valley, NC1,411$44,87516%
Sylva, NC2,581$36,66731%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Perryman, MD2,581$48,36710%
Simpsonville, KY2,581$61,10314%
Cecil-Bishop, PA2,581$77,38645%
Tool, TX2,581$40,67324%
El Paso, IL2,582$49,2198%
Sylva, NC2,581$36,66731%
Source: The Sylva, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.