Syracuse, NY

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2020 Population
142,553
0.225% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
31.7
1.6% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
30.3%
2.34% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$38,893
1.61% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$95,800
1.48% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
58,991
0.757% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Syracuse, NY had a population of 143k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $38,893. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Syracuse, NY declined from 142,874 to 142,553, a −0.225% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,276 to $38,893, a 1.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Syracuse, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (27.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.22%), and White (Hispanic) (4.05%).

None of the households in Syracuse, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.2% of the residents in Syracuse, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Syracuse, NY are Syracuse University (7,981 degrees awarded in 2020), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (640 degrees), and Upstate Medical University (475 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Syracuse, NY was $95,800, and the homeownership rate was 39.2%.

Most people in Syracuse, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Syracuse, NY was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Syracuse, NY is home to a population of 143k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 13.4% of Syracuse, NY residents were born outside of the country (19.2k people).

In 2020, there were 1.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.4k people) in Syracuse, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.2%
2020 Citizenship
92.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.2% of Syracuse, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Syracuse, NY was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Syracuse, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    70.4k ± 1.29k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39.7k ± 1.2k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.8k ± 726
9.46%
Hispanic Population
13.5k people

In 2020, there were 1.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.4k people) in Syracuse, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.46% of the people in Syracuse, NY are hispanic (13.5k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
19.2k people
13.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18.8k people

As of 2020, 13.4% of Syracuse, NY residents (19.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Syracuse, NY was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,786 ± 264
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    735 ± 165
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    693 ± 161

Syracuse, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Syracuse, NY employs 59k people. The largest industries in Syracuse, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,632 people), Educational Services (9,344 people), and Retail Trade (5,903 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,406), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,099), and Utilities ($52,418).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

59k
2020 Value
± 1,833
0.757%
1 Year growth
± 4.02%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Syracuse, NY grew at a rate of 0.757%, from 58.5k employees to 59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Syracuse, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,537 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,734 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,982 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Syracuse, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

59k
2020 Value
± 1,833
0.757%
1 Year growth
± 4.02%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Syracuse, NY grew at a rate of 0.757%, from 58.5k employees to 59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Syracuse, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,632 people), Educational Services (9,344 people), and Retail Trade (5,903 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Syracuse, NY, though some of these residents may live in Syracuse, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,870
Median earning men ± $1,603
$30,483
Median earning women ± $1,114

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,285), Information ($50,868), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,497).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,483), Construction ($44,150), and Wholesale Trade ($42,031).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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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. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

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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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

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. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

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

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Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Syracuse, NY awarded 9,344 degrees. The student population of Syracuse, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 11,842 male students and 13,807 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Syracuse, NY are White (5,285 and 69.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (682 and 8.98%), Black or African American (609 and 8.02%), and Asian (529 and 6.97%).

The largest universities in Syracuse, NY by number of degrees awarded are Syracuse University (7,981 and 85.4%), SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (640 and 6.85%), and Upstate Medical University (475 and 5.08%).

The most popular majors in Syracuse, NY are General Business Administration & Management (435 and 4.66%), Information Science (416 and 4.45%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (317 and 3.39%).

The median tuition costs in Syracuse, NY are $53,432 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $16,980 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Syracuse, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 25,649 (46.2% men and 53.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 25,649 students enrolled in Syracuse, NY, 46.2% men and 53.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,264 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 252 degree-majors awarded
  2. 231 degree-majors awarded
  3. 216 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Syracuse, NY was General Psychology with 252 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,981 degrees awarded
  2. 640 degrees awarded
  3. 475 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Syracuse University with 7,981 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Syracuse, NY, which is 0.85 times less than the 5,050 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,285 degrees mean that there were 7.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 682 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($53,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,656) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,536) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Syracuse, NY was $95,800 in 2020, which is 0.417 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $94,400 to $95,800, a 1.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Syracuse, NY is 39.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Syracuse, NY have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Syracuse, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Syracuse, NY is $38,893. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Syracuse, NY was Census Tract 46 with a value of $87,267, followed by Census Tract 48 and Census Tract 132, with respective values of $87,188 and $78,636.

Property

$95,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,037
$22,076
Median Property Taxes
±$1,013

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Syracuse, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Syracuse, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39.2%
Homeownership
2020
60.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 39.2% of the housing units in Syracuse, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Syracuse, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 46
  2. Census Tract 48
  3. Census Tract 132

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Syracuse, NY was Census Tract 46 with a value of $87,267, followed by Census Tract 48 and Census Tract 132, with respective values of $87,188 and $78,636.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$38,893
Median Household Income
± $1,408
56.4k
Number of Households
± 1,736

In 2020, the median household income of the 56.4k households in Syracuse, NY grew to $38,893 from the previous year's value of $38,276.

The following chart displays the households in Syracuse, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Syracuse, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (63.4%)
  2. Walked (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (9.07%)

In 2020, 63.4% of workers in Syracuse, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (9.07%).

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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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Syracuse, NY have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Syracuse, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

30.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Syracuse, NY (38.8k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Syracuse, NY is Black, followed by White 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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95.3% of the population of Syracuse, NY has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 30.5% on Medicaid, 8.6% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Onondaga County, NY see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.189% increase from the previous year (1060 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1276 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 367 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Onondaga County, NY

Primary care physicians in Onondaga County, NY see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0.189% increase from the previous year (1,060 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Onondaga County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 30.3% between 18 and 34 years, 32.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.71%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
30.5%
Medicaid
8.6%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Syracuse, NY declined by 5.62% from 4.99% to 4.71%.

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

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