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Sylva is an incorporated town located in central Jackson County, in the Plott Balsam Mountains of Western North Carolina, United States of America. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 2,588. It is the county seat, having taken over from nearby Webster in 1913.GeographySylva is located at. The town's altitude above sea level is.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, all of it land.Sylva is close to the Cherokee Indian Reservation (the Eastern band) which is a popular vacation spot and usually more recognizable in conversation.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 2,435 people, 1,137 households, and 608 families residing in the town. The population density was 759.7 people per square mile (292.9/km2). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 400.3 per square mile (154.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.16% White, 4.68% African American, 1.60% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.51% of the population.Sylva is in Jackson County. Our United States trip maker combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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