Introduction to Baldwinsville, New York

Baldwinsville, New York, in Onondaga county, is 12 miles NW of Syracuse, New York (center to center) and 130 miles E of Buffalo, New York. Baldwinsville is considered to be part of the Syracuse metropolitan area and has a population of 7,053.

Baldwinsville History

John McHarrie, a farmer from Maryland, founded Baldwinsville, which was named after Dr. Jonas Baldwin and Eliza his wife, who arrived in 1798. Dr. Baldwin constructed a dam to generate energy across the Seneca River, and he also built a private canal. As the rural area improved, it expanded into an industrialized mill town and was incorporated as a village in 1848.

Baldwinsville and Nearby Attractions

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • McHarrie's Legacy Museum
  • Battle Island State Park
  • Harriet Tubman Home

Things To Do In Baldwinsville

Several museums near the village are the Erie Canal Museum, the Bridge House Museum, and the Everson Museum of Art. Lysander-Radisson Ice Arena provides indoor ice-skating opportunities for people of all ages. Parks in Baldwinsville include Volunteer Park, Community Park, McHarrie Park, Mercer Park, and Van buren Central Park. These parks offer fishing, camping and picnicking areas, playgrounds, grills, public boat launch sites, and natural walking trails.

Baldwinsville Transportation

The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is nearby.

Baldwinsville Higher Education

The closest colleges to Baldwinsville include Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, and Le Moyne College.


Total Population 7,655
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 3,292
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32%
Median Earnings25+ $35,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,492
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,278


Median Family Income $66,075
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $728
Median House Value $119,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 15.8%
Irish 25.5%

Baldwinsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Onondaga
Metro Area Syracuse
Standard Zip Codes 13027
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.158
Longitude -76.333

Baldwinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Baldwinsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belgium (13027)

Bville (13027)

Lysander (13027)

Radison (13027)

Radisson (13027)

Van Buren (13027)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Galeville 4,676 $56,182
Jordan 1,390 $59,191
Liverpool 2,240 $72,371

Baldwinsville Public Libraries

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(315) 635-5631
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