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Sylvester, WV

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Sylvester's Livability

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  • B
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  • F
    Job Market
  • F
    Diversity
  • B-
    Crime
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    Commute
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About Sylvester, WV

Sylvester, WV is located in Boone County in the state of West Virginia.

The total City Population for Sylvester is about 183.

The Average Home Value is $95,055, which is roughly 8% higher than the Average Home Value of $87,464 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 50% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $57,188, which is roughly 35% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $36,951 for the state of West Virginia, and roughly 1% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Sylvester Population 183
Average Home Value $95,055
Median Household Income $57,188
Median Age 38.7
Unemployment Rate 15.3%
Politics 75.63% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.43
Male Population Estimate: 42.1%
Female Population Estimate: 57.9%
Median Age: 38.7
Male Median Age: 36.8
Female Median Age: 41.0

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:100%
Black:0.8%
Indian:0.8%
Hispanic:0.2%
Asian:0%
Hawaiian:0%
Other:0%

Voting

Boone County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Joe Manchin
U.S. Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
Shelley Moore Capito
U.S. Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
Jim Justice
State governor
Jim Justice
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 75.63%
Democratic: 22.65%
Libertarian: 1.35%
Green: 0.37%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Sylvester specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Boone County: About 6.75244 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2020)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Boone County: About 249.567 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Boone County is about 42% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 13% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Sylvester is about 15.3%.

West Virginia is ranked #33 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 33.11 out of 100.

33rd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 37.99

The average living wage for the state of West Virginia is $30/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives West Virginia a minimum wage score of 38.01 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.62/hr, which gives West Virginia a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 9.7 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for West Virginia is $192.50, resulting in a UI benefit score of 40.09 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
West Virginia does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X West Virginia does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
West Virginia does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X West Virginia does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X West Virginia does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X West Virginia does provide some form of paid family leave.
X West Virginia does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X West Virginia does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X West Virginia does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X West Virginia does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X West Virginia does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
West Virginia does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
West Virginia does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X West Virginia does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X West Virginia does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X West Virginia does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
West Virginia does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
West Virginia does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
West Virginia does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X West Virginia does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 25148, 25193 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 38.008000
Longitude: -81.562300
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 1092.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 681