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Overview

Introduction to Westvale, New York

Westvale, New York, in Onondaga County, is 3 miles W of Syracuse, New York and 135 miles E of Buffalo, New York. Part of the surrounding Syracuse metro area, Westvale is home to some 5,166 residents.

Westvale History

Westvale was given its name in the early 20th century, when the area was mostly constituted of agricultural land owned by the Schuylers family. The are developed rapidly after World War II.

Westvale and nearby Attractions

  • Bridge House Museum
  • Lorenzo State Historic Site
  • Chittenango Falls State Park
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • Salt Museum

Things To Do In Westvale

The Chittenango Falls State Park offers opportunities for hiking and fishing, and also has nature trails. The Green Lakes State Park has a beach and offers picnicking, hiking, biking, camping and fishing opportunities. The Everson Museum of Art is housed in a building designed by I.M. Pei and exhibits American Art. The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology includes a telecommunications lab, interactive exhibits, a theater and a climbing maze.

Westvale Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.

Westvale Higher Education

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College and SUNY College at Cortland are all located near Westville.

People

Total Population 5,210
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,584
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,978
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $142,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.3%
Irish 38.1%

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

Westvale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Onondaga
Metro Area Syracuse
Standard Zip Codes 13219
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.047
Longitude -76.22

Westvale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL AP
Distance 7.8 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
Station TULLY HEIBERG FOREST
Distance 20.6 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
Station AURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance 30.7 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, Westvale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Taunton (13219)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camillus 24,333 $77,006
Galeville 4,821 $56,100

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

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