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Overview

Introduction to Oneida, New York

Oneida, New York, in Madison county, is 21 miles W of Utica, New York and 163 miles E of Buffalo, New York . The city is included in the Syracuse metropolitan area.

Oneida History

The present day city of Oneida was founded as a religious community by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. It was named after the Oneida Indians, who originally occupied the region. The Oneida Indians were among the few members of Iroquois Confederation who allied with the Revolutionaries during the American Revolution. They still occupy some territory in the area. The city was quite famous for its silverware at one time.

Oneida and nearby Attractions

  • Oneida Creek
  • Erie Canal
  • Cottage Lawn
  • Mansion House
  • Verona Beach State Park
  • Madison County Historical Society

Things To Do In Oneida

Recreational waterways like the Oneida Creek and Erie Canal are situated at the perimeter of the city's boundaries. Several parks dot the city evenly. There are 10 public tennis courts in Oneida and more than 100 acres of parkland that is used for organized youth sports, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and cross country skiing. There is a winter ice skating rink as well. Oneida is located near the center of the New York State Canalway Trail System; a network of over 260 miles of multi-use, recreational trails.

Oneida Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Oneida Higher Education

Colgate University, Mohawk Valley Community College and Le Moyne College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,186
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+4,693
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$33,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,936
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,630

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,629
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$653
Median House Value$109,600

Ancestry

Irish17.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
English10.8%
Italian9.7%
Polish5.1%
Dutch3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Canadian2.6%
Scottish2.5%
Welsh2.5%
Arab0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Estonian0.1%
German0.1%
Russian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Oneida Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes13421
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.08
Approximate Longitude-75.65

Oneida Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationUTICA FAA AP
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationGRIFFISS AFB
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationMORRISVILLE 6 SW
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 52 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canastota4,685$64,358
Oneida Castle660$52,404
Sherrill3,063$71,797
Sylvan Beach754$46,250
Vernon5,412$69,688
Wampsville549$68,000

Oneida Public Libraries

Oneida Public Library
220 BROAD STREET
Oneida, New York
(315) 363-3050

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Oneida Hospitals

Oneida Healthcare
321 Genesee Street

Oneida Public Schools

North Broad Street School
230 N Broad St
ZIP: 13421
(315) 363-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Oneida Senior High School
560 Seneca St
ZIP: 13421
(315) 363-6901
High
Total Enrollment 712
Seneca Street School
436 Seneca St
ZIP: 13421
(315) 363-3930
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
W F Prior Elementary School
205 East Ave
ZIP: 13421
(315) 363-2190
Primary
Total Enrollment 302

Oneida Private Schools

Holy Cross Academy
4020 Barrington Rd
ZIP: 13421
Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
St Patrick's School
354 Elizabeth St
ZIP: 13421
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
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