Introduction to North Syracuse, New York

North Syracuse, New York, in Onondaga county, is 6 miles N of Syracuse, New York (center to center) and 140 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village has easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Syracuse metropolitan area.

North Syracuse History

Originally named Centerville, the area was renamed in 1880, and was incorporated as a village in 1925. Many local streets are named after the family members of the first settlers, the Fergerson family. The United States' first plank road was created in Syracuse for salt transportation.

North Syracuse and Nearby Attractions

  • Kennedy Park
  • Everson Museum of Art
  • Green Lakes State Park
  • Lorenzo State Historic Site
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Things To Do In North Syracuse

Visitors may spend time at several parks in North Syracuse including Kennedy Park, Green Lakes State Park, Toll Road Park, Veterans Memorial Park, and Lonergan Park. Heritage Park has tennnis courts, a basketball court, hiking trails, and softball fields. Those interested in history may enjoy a visit to nearby museums like Erie Canal Museum, Salt Museum, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, and the Everson Museum of Art.

North Syracuse Transportation

The Syracuse Hancock International airport is nearby.

North Syracuse Higher Education

Colleges close to North Syracuse include Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, and Onondaga Community College.


Total Population 6,641
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,033
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,260
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,238
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,021


Median Family Income $54,250
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 42.4%
Median Gross Rent $783
Median House Value $101,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.9%
Irish 27%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Syracuse Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Onondaga
Metro Area Syracuse
Standard Zip Codes 13212
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.134
Longitude -76.13

North Syracuse Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2 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 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 32 to 50 F
Jul Temp 56 to 76 F
Oct Temp 37 to 55 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Syracuse 3,043 $50,703
Galeville 4,821 $56,100

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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