The town of Sylvan Springs is within Jefferson County in Alabama. It lies in northwest Birmingham near Pleasant Grove. A total area of 3.5 square miles at 33°30′46″N 87°1′14″W. Sylvan Springs has an elevation of 663 feet above the sea level. The historic town was struck by F5 tornado on April 8, 1998, which damaged the First United Methodist Church of Sylvan Springs. The census of 2010 estimated Sylvan Springs total population was 1,542. It had a population density of 173.73/sq mi. Recent job growth is negatively decreased by 0.41 percent. Sylvan Springs has an average travel time of 39 minutes. Zip code is 35118.