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Sylvan is a township in Osceola County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Sylvan. For links to other places called Sylvan, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sylvan is 43.945N. The longitude is -85.147W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,004 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,033.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sylvan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Osceola 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 49679 ZIP code.
22% of Sylvan residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sylvan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sylvan was $15,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Sylvan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sylvan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $625.
Osceola County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sylvan political report.
The average commute time for Sylvan workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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