Solvay, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Solvay, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Solvay had a population of 6,542 as of July 1, 2017. Solvay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Solvay is located at latitude 43.0573 and longitude -76.2125 in Onondaga County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Solvay (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Onondaga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Village of Solvay (GNIS ID: 2391144) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Solvay is located within Town of Geddes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onondaga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Solvay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,542
Daytime Population: Workers 2,732
Daytime Population: Residents 3,308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 6,529
Population in Familes 4,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 3,957
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $42,386
Average Household Income $56,368
Per Capita Income $25,361


Total Housing Units 3,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,519 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,417 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $104,864
Average Home Value $128,720


Total Households 2,936
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,615
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 -0.09% 0.03%
Households -0.12% 0.01%
Families -0.31% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Solvay, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Solvay to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 296 75th
Population Density # 187 84th
Diversity Index # 479 60th
Median Household Income # 1029 14th
Per Capita Income # 868 28th

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