Living in Syracuse, NY

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Syracuse SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
9

Syracuse, NY Crime Report

5,426
Total Crimes
3,791.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
47.60%
Above National Average

Syracuse, NY Cost Of Living

88
Syracuse's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Syracuse, New York Info Snack

Syracuse (locally /srkjus/) is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. It is the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse", and is the fifth most populous city in the state of New York following New York City, Buffalo Rochester and Yonkers. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,252, and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over one million inhabitants. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex. Syracuse was named after the original Greek city Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.
Population
143,293
Unemployment
10.2%
Poverty
31.8%
Median Home
$93,200
Median Income
$36,308
Median Rent
$793

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Rankings for Syracuse in New York

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Map Of Syracuse, NY

Population over time in Syracuse

Year Population % Change
2017 143,293 -0.8%
2016 144,405 0.0%
2015 144,350 -0.1%
2014 144,564 -0.1%
2013 144,648 -0.1%
2012 144,742 0.0%
2011 144,703 -0.1%
2010 144,883 0.1%
2009 144,734 -
Crime/100k Syracuse NY USA
Violent Crime 702.9 350.5 368.9
Murder 16.1 2.9 5.0
Robbery 199.1 93.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 423.4 220.9 246.8
Property Crime 3088.1 1440.5 2199.5
Burglary 580.6 159.3 376.0
Larceny 2154.0 1214.0 1594.6
Car Theft 353.5 67.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Syracuse

White
50.0% (71,674)
African American
28.5% (40,798)
American Indian
0.8% (1,091)
Asian
6.7% (9,669)
Hawaiian
0.0% (35)
Other
0.3% (426)
Two Or More
4.3% (6,211)
Hispanic
9.3% (13,389)
Race Syracuse NY USA
White 50.0% 55.9% 61.1%
African American 28.5% 14.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.8% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 6.7% 8.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.5% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.3% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.3% 18.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Syracuse, New York

Less than $10,000
14.0% (2,006,661)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.4% (1,347,792)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.3% (1,904,061)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.8% (1,695,493)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.4% (2,059,775)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.8% (2,121,179)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.2% (1,312,815)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.4% (1,202,960)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.6% (372,573)
$200,000 or more
2.1% (305,986)
Income Syracuse NY USA
Less than $10,000 14.0% 6.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.4% 5.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.3% 8.8% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.8% 8.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.4% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.8% 15.6% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.2% 11.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.4% 15.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.6% 7.6% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.1% 9.7% 7.0%

Gender in Syracuse

Female
52.4% (75,097)
Male
47.6% (68,196)
Gender Syracuse NY USA
Female 52.4% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.6% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Syracuse for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (10,030)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (17,195)
High School / GED
27.0% (38,689)
Some College
18.0% (25,792)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (12,896)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (21,493)
Master's Degree
8.0% (11,463)
Professional Degree
2.0% (2,865)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (2,865)
Education Syracuse NY USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Syracuse

Overall User Rating
2.7
/5

Trinity Prothro

I live in upstate NY, it's not complet s**t. Except Syracuse, Syracuse s***s. It's a boring dump, and everyone is either married to their sister, a pedo, a drug dealer, poor, and or completely retarded.


HomeSnacks User

Syracuse, NY, is a blue collar rust belt city filled with history and character. It's admittedly not for all, as it absolutely does lack the polish of many more prosperous cities, and it's weather can be punishing. But, the city has a proud past that was instrumental in American history, ranging from being an integral part of the Erie Canal, to being the site where the basketball shot clock was invented, and much, much more in between. Syracuse also has several museums, a handful of sports teams, and the Syracuse University Orange, it's pride and joy.

Good: The people, the history, the sports, and the general blue collar feel are fantastic.

Bad: The weather, the economy, and the crime rate could use some help.


HomeSnacks User

Rochester IS a GREAT PLACE to live ! Trust me I lived in Syracuse - the armpit of the universe. Rochester is cosmopolitan - non-judgmental, progressive. Cant comment on cost of living RE: retirement. Namaste - David

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