Utica, NY

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Population

61,114

0.364% decline

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$33,873

5.19% growth

Poverty Rate

30.4%


Number of Employees

24,258

0.945% growth

Median Property Value

$89,400

0.112% growth

About

In 2017, Utica, NY had a population of 61.1k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $33,873. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Utica, NY declined from 61,337 to 61,114, a -0.364% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,201 to $33,873, a 5.19% increase.

The population of Utica, NY is 57.3% White Alone, 14.7% Black or African American Alone, and 12.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Utica, NY speak a non-English language, and 89.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Utica, NY are Utica College (1,488 degrees awarded in 2017), Mohawk Valley Community College (1,071 degrees), and Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing (69 degrees).

The median property value in Utica, NY is $89,400, and the homeownership rate is 47.9%. Most people in Utica, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Utica, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Utica, NY employs 24.3k people. The largest industries in Utica, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,083 people), Retail Trade (2,837 people), and Manufacturing (2,758 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,741), Finance & Insurance ($41,129), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,517).

Median household income in Utica, NY is $33,873. Males in Utica, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Utica, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,873

2017 value

± $1,495

5.19%

1 Year Growth

± 5.85%

Households in Utica, NY have a median annual income of $33,873, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,201 in 2016, which represents a 5.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Utica, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 217.01

  2. Census Tract 213.03

  3. Census Tract 216.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Utica, NY was Census Tract 217.01 with a value of $62,884, followed by Census Tract 213.03 and Census Tract 216.02, with respective values of $62,028 and $58,138.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Utica, NY (17.8k out of 58.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,223 ± 571

  2. Black

    4,128 ± 417

  3. Hispanic

    3,300 ± 345

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Utica, NY is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24.3k

2017 Value

± 953

0.945%

1 Year growth

± 5.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Utica, NY grew at a rate of 0.945%, from 24k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Utica, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,568 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,232 people), and Production Occupations (2,051 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Utica, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Utica, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,568 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,232 people), and Production Occupations (2,051 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Utica, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.92 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Utica, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,281), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,942), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,195).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.3k

2017 Value

± 953

0.945%

1 Year growth

± 5.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Utica, NY grew at a rate of 0.945%, from 24k employees to 24.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Utica, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,083 people), Retail Trade (2,837 people), and Manufacturing (2,758 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Utica, NY, though some of these residents may live in Utica, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Utica, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,083 people), Retail Trade (2,837 people), and Manufacturing (2,758 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Utica, NY has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.51 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.27 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Utica, NY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($56,741), Finance & Insurance ($41,129), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,517).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Utica, NY has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 42.5% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 8.81% on non-group plans, and 0.99% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Utica, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Utica, NY see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.25% increase from the previous year (1,199 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.58%

Uninsured

30.9%

Employer Coverage

42.5%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

8.81%

Non-Group

0.99%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Utica, NY declined by 17.9% from 8.01% to 6.58%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Utica, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Utica, NY is home to a population of 61.1k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.4% of Utica, NY residents were born outside of the country (11.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Utica, NY is composed of 35k White Alone residents (57.3%), 9.01k Black or African American Alone residents (14.7%), 7.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.3%), 7.26k Asian Alone residents (11.9%), 2.01k Two or More Races residents (3.28%), 168 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.275%), 103 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.169%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0475%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Utica, NY was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Utica, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Utica, NY residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.9k people

19.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.1k people

As of 2017, 19.4% of Utica, NY residents (11.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Utica, NY was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

89.2%

2017 Citizenship

88.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.2% of Utica, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Utica, NY was 88.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    35k ± 876

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.01k ± 646

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.52k ± 730

In 2017, there were 3.89 times more White Alone residents (35k people) in Utica, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.01k Black or African American Alone and 7.52k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Utica, NY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    793 ± 146

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    373 ± 128

  3. World War II

    366 ± 100

Utica, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Utica, NY awarded 2,628 degrees. The student population of Utica, NY is skewed towards women, with 5,178 male students and 6,788 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Utica, NY are White (1,800 and 69.4%), followed by Asian (304 and 11.7%), Black or African American (188 and 7.25%), and Hispanic or Latino (139 and 5.36%).

The largest universities in Utica, NY by number of degrees awarded are Utica College (1,488 and 56.6%), Mohawk Valley Community College (1,071 and 40.8%), and Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing (69 and 2.63%).

The most popular majors in Utica, NY are Registered Nursing (412 and 15.7%), Physical Therapy (299 and 11.4%), and General Studies (253 and 9.63%).

The median tuition costs in Utica, NY are $20,126 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 253 degrees awarded

  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Utica, NY was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,488 degrees awarded

  2. 1,071 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,126

Median Private

In 2017, the Utica, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Utica College with 1,488 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,028

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,600

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,028 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Utica, NY, which is 0.642 times less than the 1,600 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Utica, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,800 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    304 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    188 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Utica, NY were to White students. These 1,800 degrees mean that there were 5.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 304 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Utica, NY was $89,400 in 2017, which is 0.389 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,300 to $89,400, a 0.112% increase. The homeownership rate in Utica, NY is 47.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Utica, NY have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Utica, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,400

2017 Median

± $2,317

$89,300

2016 Median

± $2,175

In 2017, the median property value in Utica, NY grew to to $89,400 from the previous year's value of $89,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Utica, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Utica, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$33,873

Median Household Income

± $1,495

23.5k

Number of Households

± 901

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.5k households in Utica, NY grew to $33,873 from the previous year's value of $32,201.

The following chart displays the households in Utica, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Utica, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Utica, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.9%

2017 Homeownership

47.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.9% of the housing units in Utica, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Utica, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Utica, NY have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Utica, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Walked

    6.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Utica, NY was Drove Alone (73.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Walked (6.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Utica, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Utica, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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