Onondaga County NY Information


Onondaga County Subdivisions

Onondaga County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 475,515
Daytime Population: Workers 252,366
Daytime Population: Residents 255,517
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 507,883
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 458,339
Population in Familes 351,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,176
Population Density2 611
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $54,827
Average Household Income $76,940
Per Capita Income $31,671


Total Housing Units 208,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121,206 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 70,064 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,872 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $143,498
Average Home Value $178,876


Total Households 191,270
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 115,841
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.25%
Households 0.26% 0.26%
Families 0.07% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


Onondaga County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Onondaga County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 84th
Population Density # 13 81st
Diversity Index # 17 74th
Median Household Income # 23 65th
Per Capita Income # 21 68th

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