Syracuse City PUMA, NY

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Population

144,405

0.0381% growth

Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$34,716

6.15% growth

Poverty Rate

32.6%


Number of Employees

56,157

0.557% growth

Median Property Value

$91,100

1.33% growth

About

In 2017, Syracuse City PUMA, NY had a population of 144k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $34,716. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Syracuse City PUMA, NY grew from 144,350 to 144,405, a 0.0381% increase and its median household income grew from $32,704 to $34,716, a 6.15% increase.

The population of Syracuse City PUMA, NY is 50.5% White Alone, 27.8% Black or African American Alone, and 9.13% Hispanic or Latino. 18.3% of the people in Syracuse City PUMA, NY speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are Syracuse University (7,296 degrees awarded in 2017), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (563 degrees), and Upstate Medical University (462 degrees).

The median property value in Syracuse City PUMA, NY is $91,100, and the homeownership rate is 38.3%. Most people in Syracuse City PUMA, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Syracuse City PUMA, NY is 1 car per household.

Syracuse City PUMA, NY borders Syracuse City (Outer) PUMA, NY.

Economy

The economy of Syracuse City PUMA, NY employs 56.2k people. The largest industries in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,058 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,698 people), and Hospitals (4,117 people), and the highest paying industries are Landscaping services ($114,179), Broadcasting (except internet) ($103,504), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($94,205).

Median household income in Syracuse City PUMA, NY is $34,716. Males in Syracuse City PUMA, NY have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,132. The income inequality in Syracuse City PUMA, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,716

2017 value

± $1,055

6.15%

1 Year Growth

± 4.25%

Households in Syracuse City PUMA, NY have a median annual income of $34,716, 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 $32,704 in 2016, which represents a 6.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$49,613

Average Male Salary

± $9,045

$42,132

Average Female Salary

± $6,451

In 2017, full-time male employees in Syracuse City PUMA, NY made 1.18 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $40,828 ± $6,140

  2. American Indian

    $38,701 ± $36,646

  3. Black

    $28,124 ± $5,580

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Syracuse City PUMA, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.46

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0349% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Syracuse City PUMA, NY was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Syracuse City PUMA, NY in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was Battery Park City, Greenwich Village & Soho PUMA, NY with a value of $148,152, followed by North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY and Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY, with respective values of $146,043 and $143,303.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Syracuse City PUMA, NY (42.7k out of 131k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    16,787 ± 895

  2. Black

    16,421 ± 754

  3. Hispanic

    5,426 ± 418

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Syracuse City PUMA, 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

56.2k

2017 Value

0.557%

1 Year growth

± 0.557%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Syracuse City PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.557%, from 55.8k employees to 56.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Syracuse City PUMA, NY, are Postsecondary teachers (2,214 people), Cashiers (2,048 people), and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (2,040 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Syracuse City PUMA, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Syracuse City PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (2,214 people), Cashiers (2,048 people), and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (2,040 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Syracuse City PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Residential advisors (7.97 times higher than expected), Library technicians (5.58 times), and Social & human service assistants (5.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Syracuse City PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Market research analysts & marketing specialists ($160,296), Chief executives & legislators ($152,151), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($116,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.2k

2017 Value

0.557%

1 Year growth

± 0.557%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Syracuse City PUMA, NY grew at a rate of 0.557%, from 55.8k employees to 56.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Syracuse City PUMA, NY, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,058 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,698 people), and Hospitals (4,117 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Syracuse City PUMA, NY, though some of these residents may live in Syracuse City PUMA, 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 Syracuse City PUMA, NY, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (6,058 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,698 people), and Hospitals (4,117 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Syracuse City PUMA, NY has an unusually high number of Book stores & news dealers (4.49 times higher than expected), Drinking places, alcoholic beverages (3.72 times), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Syracuse City PUMA, NY, by average salary, are Landscaping services ($114,179), Broadcasting (except internet) ($103,504), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($94,205).

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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

91.4% of the population of Syracuse City PUMA, NY has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 8.31% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Syracuse City PUMA, 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).

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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

8.56%

Uninsured

38.5%

Employer Coverage

30.2%

Medicaid

8.31%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Syracuse City PUMA, NY stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 8.56%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Syracuse City PUMA, 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

Syracuse City PUMA, NY is home to a population of 144k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2016, 12% of Syracuse City PUMA, NY residents were born outside of the country (17.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Syracuse City PUMA, NY is composed of 72.9k White Alone residents (50.5%), 40.2k Black or African American Alone residents (27.8%), 13.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.13%), 10.1k Asian Alone residents (7.03%), 6.36k Two or More Races residents (4.41%), 1.05k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.725%), 593 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.411%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0291%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are Spanish (8,621 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,505 speakers), and Vietnamese (1,581 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Syracuse City PUMA, NY residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.3k people

11.9%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

17.3k people

As of 2016, 12% of Syracuse City PUMA, NY residents (17.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was 11.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    2,149 ± 1,130 people

  2. Cuba

    1,516 ± 951 people

  3. Vietnam

    1,167 ± 835 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Syracuse City PUMA, NY was China, the natal country of 2,149 Syracuse City PUMA, NY residents, followed by Cuba with 1,516 and Vietnam with 1,167.

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Citizenship

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

92.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Syracuse City PUMA, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    72.9k ± 1.12k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    40.2k ± 943

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.2k ± 990

In 2017, there were 1.81 times more White Alone residents (72.9k people) in Syracuse City PUMA, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 40.2k Black or African American Alone and 13.2k 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 Syracuse City PUMA, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    8,621 speakers (6.4%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    2,505 speakers (1.86%)

  3. Vietnamese

    1,581 speakers (1.17%)

18.3% of Syracuse City PUMA, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was Spanish. 6.4% of the overall population of Syracuse City PUMA, NY are native Spanish speakers. 1.86% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.17% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,834 ± 233

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    795 ± 185

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    747 ± 188

Syracuse City PUMA, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Syracuse City PUMA, NY awarded 8,707 degrees. The student population of Syracuse City PUMA, NY is skewed towards women, with 12,622 male students and 14,595 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are White (4,745 and 67.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (685 and 9.8%), Black or African American (605 and 8.66%), and Asian (487 and 6.97%).

The largest universities in Syracuse City PUMA, NY by number of degrees awarded are Syracuse University (7,296 and 83.8%), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (563 and 6.47%), and Upstate Medical University (462 and 5.31%).

The most popular majors in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are Information Science (445 and 5.11%), Public Administration (298 and 3.42%), and General Psychology (235 and 2.7%).

The median tuition costs in Syracuse City PUMA, NY are $45,150 for private four year colleges, and $6,670 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 232 degrees awarded

  2. 217 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was General Psychology with 232 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 7,296 degrees awarded

  2. 563 degrees awarded

  3. 462 degrees awarded

$6,670

Median In-State Public

$45,150

Median Private

In 2017, the Syracuse City PUMA, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Syracuse University with 7,296 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,829

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,878

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,829 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Syracuse City PUMA, NY, which is 0.785 times less than the 4,878 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,745 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    685 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    605 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Syracuse City PUMA, NY were to White students. These 4,745 degrees mean that there were 6.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 685 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was $91,100 in 2017, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,900 to $91,100, a 1.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Syracuse City PUMA, NY is 38.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Syracuse City PUMA, NY have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Syracuse City PUMA, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$91,100

2017 Median

± $1,643

$89,900

2016 Median

± $1,534

In 2017, the median property value in Syracuse City PUMA, NY grew to to $91,100 from the previous year's value of $89,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Syracuse City PUMA, 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 Syracuse City PUMA, 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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$34,716

Median Household Income

± $1,055

55.6k

Number of Households

± 1,373

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.6k households in Syracuse City PUMA, NY grew to $34,716 from the previous year's value of $32,704.

The following chart displays the households in Syracuse City PUMA, 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 Syracuse City PUMA, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Syracuse City PUMA, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

38.3%

2017 Homeownership

38.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.3% of the housing units in Syracuse City PUMA, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.8%.

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

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Syracuse City PUMA, NY have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Syracuse City PUMA, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.1%

  2. Walked

    11.3%

  3. Carpooled

    9.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Syracuse City PUMA, NY was Drove Alone (64.1%), followed by those who Walked (11.3%) and those who Carpooled (9.62%).

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

1 car

Average Number

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

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