Syracuse, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Syracuse, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Syracuse is the 5th largest city in New York with a population of 145,383 as of July 1, 2019. Syracuse ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Syracuse is located at latitude 43.0481 and longitude -76.1474 in Onondaga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Syracuse encompass a land area of 25.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Onondaga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 397 feet.

The City of Syracuse (GNIS ID: 979539) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Syracuse: Bogardus Corners, Cossitts Corners, Kah-ya-hoo-neh, Ken-tue-ho-ne, Milan, Na-ta-dunk, South Salina, Sy-kuse, Tu-na-ten-tonk.

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Syracuse, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Syracuse, NY Housing Affordability Index is 136
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Syracuse, NY Wealth Index is 45
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 145,383
Population in Households 132,554
Population in Familes 87,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,829
Population Density 5,808
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,830
Average Household Income $52,268
Per Capita Income $21,338
Wealth Index3 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 65,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,147 (32.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,329 (55.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,492 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $93,755
Housing Affordability Index2 136
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 57,476
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 27,590
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.02% -0.13%
Households 0.02% -0.11%
Families -0.33% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Syracuse, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Syracuse to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 5 100th
Population Density # 110 91st
Diversity Index # 81 93rd
Median Household Income # 1172 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1122 6th

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