Sylmar, San Fernando Valley, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Sylmar?

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There are 92,764 residents in Sylmar, with a median age of 36.5. Of this, 49.21% are males and 50.79% are females. US-born citizens make up 64.28% of the resident pool in Sylmar, while non-US-born citizens account for 20.94%. Additionally, 14.78% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 85,392 people in Sylmar currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 92,764 -1.8%
Male Population 45,652 -1.6%
Female Population 47,112 -1.9%
Male population 49.21%
Female population 50.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.5 1.7%
Citizen US Born 59,625 -1.9%
Citizen not US Born 19,427 6.8%
Not Citizen 13,712 -11.2%
Citizen US Born 64.28%
Citizen not US Born 20.94%
Not Citizen 14.78%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 243 11.0%
Moved from Same County 4,948 -12.2%
Moved from Same State 822 -2.3%
Moved from Different State 297 2.4%
Same House as Last Year 85,392 -1.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.26%
Moved from Same County 5.4%
Moved from Same State 0.9%
Moved from Different State 0.32%
Same House as Last Year 93.12%

What are the employment statistics in Sylmar?

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White-collar workers make up 71.67% of the working population in Sylmar, while blue-collar employees account for 28.33%. There are also 4,189 entrepreneurs in Sylmar (9.41% of the workforce); 30,638 workers employed in private companies (68.82%); and 5,915 people working in governmental institutions (13.29%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 31,908 -1.6%
Blue Collar 12,613 2.2%
White Collar 71.67%
Blue Collar 28.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,189 -7.7%
Private Companies 30,638 -0.9%
Governmental Workers 5,915 7.1%
Not for Profit Companies 3,779 -0.2%
Self Employees 9.41%
Private Companies 68.82%
Governmental Workers 13.29%
Not for Profit Companies 8.49%

How many households are there in Sylmar?

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There are a total of 24,793 households in Sylmar, each made up of around 4 members. Family establishments represent 80.93% of these Sylmar households, while non-family units account for the remaining 19.07%. Additionally, 40.36% of households have children and 59.64% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 24,793 -0.2%
Average People Per Household 4 -1.3%
Family Households 20,065 -0.9%
Non-family Households 4,728 3.3%
Family Households 80.93%
Non-family Households 19.07%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 10,007 -4.2%
Households without Children 14,786 2.8%
Households with Children 40.36%
Households without Children 59.64%

What are the median and average incomes in Sylmar?

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The average annual household income in Sylmar is $96,457, while the median household income sits at $84,312 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $85,458, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $91,460. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $49,205 and $63,107, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $96,457 4.4%
Median Household Income $84,312 6.0%
People below Poverty Level 11,151 -0.5%
People above Poverty Level 79,200 -1.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Sylmar?

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There are 26,109 housing units in Sylmar, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 24,793 occupied housing units in Sylmar, 67.53% are owner-occupied, while 32.47% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 71.93% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $536,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,979 per month in Sylmar.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 26,109 -0.1%
Median Year Built 1975 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 659 3.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,695 10.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,072 -1.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,886 -6.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,356 -0.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 5,667 3.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,626 3.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,658 -14.6%
Built between 2010 and 2019 1,426 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 64 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 24,793 -0.2%
Owner Occupied 16,742 1.6%
Renter Occupied 8,051 -3.7%
Owner Occupied 67.53%
Renter Occupied 32.47%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 12,043 -0.5%
Without Mortgage 4,699 7.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $536,500 8.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $471,000 8.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,979 4.8%
With Mortgage 71.93%
Without Mortgage 28.07%

What is the level of education in Sylmar?

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Approximately 38.98% of the population in Sylmar holds a high school degree (that's 27,761 residents), while 22.25% have attained a college certificate (16,707 locals) and 13.05% have a bachelor's degree (9,293 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 10,074 -3.0%
Some High School 27,761 -2.6%
Some College 16,707 -1.2%
Associate Degree 4,943 -9.2%
Bachelor's Degree 9,293 11.1%
Graduate Degree 3,297 0.0%
No High School 14.15%
Some High School 38.98%
Some College 22.25%
Associate Degree 6.94%
Bachelor's Degree 13.05%
Graduate Degree 4.63%

What is the marital status of Sylmar residents?

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A total of 31,885 people in Sylmar have never been married (which represents 42.02% of the total population), while 34,786 of them are wedded (45.84%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,663 (2.19%) and 5,998 (7.9%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 31,885 2.3%
Married 34,786 -2.3%
Separated 1,663 -1.9%
Widowed 3,211 -3.0%
Divorced 5,998 -1.9%
Never Married 42.02%
Married 45.84%
Separated 2.19%
Widowed 4.23%
Divorced 7.9%

What are the most common means of transportation in Sylmar?

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The top three means of transportation people in Sylmar use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 37,793 residents commute by car, 581 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 430 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 37,793 -2.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 581 -28.2%
Subway or Elevated 75 N/A
Railroad 25 -24.2%
Bicycle 40 -13.0%
Motorcycle 48 -28.4%
TaxiCab 97 169.4%
Walk 430 11.4%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 91342

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