Westvale, New York

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Westvale, New York

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.

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High Points

Westvale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 14% Westvale Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Westvale College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Westvale Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Westvale, New York

Comparing Westvale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 5 6
Housing Recently Built 2 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Westvale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,166 100%
Male 2,416 46.8%
Female 2,750 53.2%
Under 18 1,254 24.3%
18+ 3,912 75.7%
65+ 1,135 22%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.98
White 5,056 97.9%
African-American 14 0.3%
Asian 25 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.4%
Other 10 0.2%
Mixed Race 41 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 1.1%

Westvale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 33%
Italian 19.2%
Polish 9.7%
German 9.7%
English 4.9%
Ukrainian 4.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
US/American 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Russian 1.4%
Arab/Arabic 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Slovak 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Egyptian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
European 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Westvale 5,166 $62,071
Camillus 1,249 $48,125
Galeville 4,476 $44,219
Liverpool 2,505 $45,179
Mattydale 6,367 $43,668
Solvay 6,845 $40,057
Syracuse 147,306 $33,026
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