Syracuse, NY

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2022 Population
146,134
0.441% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
31.9
0.631% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
29.6%
1.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,584
7.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,900
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
61,679
2.63% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Syracuse, NY had a population of 146k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $43,584. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Syracuse, NY declined from 146,781 to 146,134, a −0.441% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,490 to $43,584, a 7.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Syracuse, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.5%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.9%).

None of the households in Syracuse, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.8% of the residents in Syracuse, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Syracuse, NY are Syracuse University (196413) (7,299 degrees awarded in 2022), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (545 degrees), and Upstate Medical University (475 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Syracuse, NY was $117,900, and the homeownership rate was 40.8%.

Most people in Syracuse, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Syracuse, NY was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Syracuse, NY is home to a population of 146k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.4% of Syracuse, NY residents were born outside of the country (18.1k people).

In 2022, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.9k people) in Syracuse, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Syracuse, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Syracuse, NY was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Syracuse, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    71.9k ± 1.53k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39.8k ± 1.48k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 686
9.87%
Hispanic Population
14.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.9k people) in Syracuse, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.87% of the people in Syracuse, NY are hispanic (14.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.1k people
13.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
19.5k people

As of 2022, 12.4% of Syracuse, NY residents (18.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Syracuse, NY was 13.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,725 ± 313
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    912 ± 199
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    641 ± 197

Syracuse, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Syracuse, NY employs 61.7k people. The largest industries in Syracuse, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,645 people), Educational Services (9,682 people), and Retail Trade (6,812 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,980), and Public Administration ($59,220).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

61.7k
2022 Value
± 1,995
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 4.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Syracuse, NY grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 60.1k employees to 61.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Syracuse, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,167 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,185 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Syracuse, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61.7k
2022 Value
± 1,995
2.63%
1 Year growth
± 4.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Syracuse, NY grew at a rate of 2.63%, from 60.1k employees to 61.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Syracuse, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,645 people), Educational Services (9,682 people), and Retail Trade (6,812 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Syracuse, NY, though some of these residents may live in Syracuse, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,898
Median earning men ± $2,354
$32,514
Median earning women ± $1,428

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,961), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,685), and Information ($54,861).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,143), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,365).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Syracuse, NY awarded 8,594 degrees. The student population of Syracuse, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,986 male students and 14,573 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Syracuse, NY are White (4,995 and 66.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (734 and 9.79%), Black or African American (573 and 7.64%), and Asian (553 and 7.38%).

The largest universities in Syracuse, NY by number of degrees awarded are Syracuse University (196413) (7,299 and 84.9%), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (545 and 6.34%), and Upstate Medical University (475 and 5.53%).

The most popular majors in Syracuse, NY are General Business Administration & Management (374 and 4.35%), Registered Nursing (310 and 3.61%), and Public Administration (292 and 3.4%).

The median tuition costs in Syracuse, NY are $58,440 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $18,405 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Syracuse, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 26,559 (45.1% men and 54.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 26,559 students enrolled in Syracuse, NY, 45.1% men and 54.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,286 records, of which 56% were women and 44% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 265 degrees awarded
  2. 227 degrees awarded
  3. 188 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Syracuse, NY was General Psychology with 265 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Syracuse, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,299 degrees awarded
  2. 545 degrees awarded
  3. 475 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Syracuse University (196413) with 7,299 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,764 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Syracuse, NY, which is 0.779 times less than the 4,830 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,995 degrees mean that there were 6.81 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 734 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,440) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,695) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,582) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Syracuse, NY was $117,900 in 2022, which is 0.418 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,200 to $117,900, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Syracuse, NY is 40.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Syracuse, NY have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Syracuse, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Syracuse, NY is $43,584. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Syracuse, NY was Census Tract 48 with a value of $104,167, followed by Census Tract 46 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $99,141 and $90,764.

Property

$117,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,096
$23,849
Median Property Taxes
±$1,098

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Syracuse, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.8% of the housing units in Syracuse, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 48
  2. Census Tract 46
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Syracuse, NY was Census Tract 48 with a value of $104,167, followed by Census Tract 46 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $99,141 and $90,764.

The following map shows all of the places in Syracuse, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$43,584
Median Household Income
± $2,481
58.4k
Number of Households
± 1,820

In 2022, the median household income of the 58.4k households in Syracuse, NY grew to $43,584 from the previous year's value of $40,490.

The following chart displays the households in Syracuse, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Syracuse, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61%)
  2. Walked (9.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.33%)

In 2022, 61% of workers in Syracuse, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.49%) and those who worked at home (9.33%).

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Syracuse, NY have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.21% of the workforce in Syracuse, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Syracuse, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Syracuse, NY have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

29.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Syracuse, NY (38.8k out of 131k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Syracuse, NY is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95% of the population of Syracuse, NY has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 32.9% on Medicaid, 8.57% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Onondaga County, NY see 1049 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1301 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 344 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,049 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Onondaga County, NY

Primary care physicians in Onondaga County, NY see an average of 1,049 patients per year. This represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (1,062 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Onondaga County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 30.4% between 18 and 34 years, 32.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.03%
Uninsured
37.7%
Employer Coverage
32.9%
Medicaid
8.57%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Syracuse, NY grew by 17.2% from 4.29% to 5.03%.

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