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Welcome to Sylvan Springs ...

The town of Sylvan Springs is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Sylvan Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Sylvan Springs: Sylvan Spgs. (or less commonly used: Sylvan Spngs. or Sylvan Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvan Springs has a population of 1,492 people<3> (see below for details).

Sylvan Springs is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sylvan Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sylvan Springs: (205)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylvan Springs had an population of 1,492 people. This is a decrease of 3.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvan Springs had a population of 1,542 people. This makes Sylvan Springs the county's 27th most populous community.

The population of Sylvan Springs represents 0.03% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 210th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,542 people, the population of Sylvan Springs increased 5.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,465 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sylvan Springs.

Communities near Sylvan Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sylvan Springs.

  • Birmingham [Jefferson County]
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    • Birmingham [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Sylvan Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 209,403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birmingham<6>
  • Hoover [Jefferson County]
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    • Hoover [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Sylvan Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover<6>
  • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestavia Hills
    • Vestavia Hills [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Sylvan Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,413 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestavia Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vestavia Hills<6>
  • Bessemer [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Sylvan Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,472 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Homewood [Jefferson County]
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      • Homewood [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Sylvan Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood<6>
    • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County]
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      • Mountain Brook [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Sylvan Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook<6>
    • Helena [Shelby County]
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      • Helena [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Sylvan Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<6>
    • Hueytown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hueytown
      • Hueytown [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Sylvan Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hueytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hueytown<6>
    • Gardendale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
      • Gardendale [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Sylvan Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardendale<6>
    • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
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      • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sylvan Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sylvan Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sylvan Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sylvan Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sylvan Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylvan Springs. See our Newspapers Page for Sylvan Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvan Springs ...

Looking for more information about Sylvan Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sylvan Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sylvan Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylvan Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvan Springs.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvan Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvan Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sylvan Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sylvan Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5286, Longitude: -87.0312       In this case, the coordinates for Sylvan Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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