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Overview

Introduction to Syracuse, New York

Incorporated as a village in 1824, and as a city in 1848, Syracuse is home to approximately 150,000 inhabitants. The metropolitan area, including Auburn, has a population of about 730,000. Syracuse is located in the center of New York state. It sits 35 miles southwest of Lake Ontario, and 200 miles northwest of New York City.

Syracuse lies in the homeland of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy. The first Europeans were French missionaries and traders who could not remain due to the Iroquois alliance with the British. Notable events in the city's history are the post-war granting of land to ex-officers of the Continental Army, discovery of salt in nearby swamps, and completion of the Erie Canal in 1825.

Total precipitation in Syracuse is about 40.5 inches per year. Snowfalls average 121.1 inches annually. Temperatures reach 90 degrees an average of eight days each summer. July average daily high and low temperatures are 81.7 and 60.1 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily highs and lows are 31.4 and 14.0 degrees Fahrenheit.

The services and education industries are the largest employers in the Syracuse area, followed by the utilities and manufacturing industries. The largest businesses include:

  • Syracuse University
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  • National Grid
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Oneida Nation and Oneida Nation Enterprises
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
  • Magna International
  • Verizon Communications

Arts and Leisure

Syracuse cultural, historical and leisure attractions include:

  • The Syracuse University Art Collection
  • The Everson Museum of Art
  • The Community Folk Art Center
  • The Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra
  • The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
  • The Syracuse Opera
  • The Central New York Ballet
  • The Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)
  • The Erie Canal Museum
  • The Salt Museum
  • The Onondaga Historical Association Museum

Syracuse sports teams include:

  • The Syracuse SkyChiefs, a Triple-A baseball club of the International League affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays
  • The Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club of the American Hockey League
  • The athletic teams at Syracuse University which compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference

Demographics

People

Total Population144,350
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+57,281
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married26.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,831
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,580

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,739
% Above Poverty Level66.4%
% Below Poverty Level33.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.2%
% Using Public Transportation9.5%

Housing

People Living Alone40%
Median Gross Rent$737
Median House Value$89,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.8%
Irish14.5%
Italian12.2%
German11.2%
English5.1%
Polish4.1%
African2.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
West Indian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Russian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Canadian1%
Somali0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Liberian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Syracuse Almanac

CategoryValue
County Onondaga County
Standard Zip Codes13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13206, 13207, 13208, 13210, 13215, 13219, 13224, 13290, 13212, 13209, 13211, 13214
P.O. Box Zip Codes13201, 13217, 13218, 13220, 13221, 13235, 13261
Company Zip Codes13225, 13244, 13250, 13251, 13252
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.04
Approximate Longitude-76.14

Syracuse Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL AP
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationMORRISVILLE 6 SW
Distance25.7 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
StationCORTLAND
Distance31 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Syracuse3,021$51,950
Galeville4,768$57,176
Lyncourt3,719$62,154
Mattydale6,555$56,010
North Syracuse6,679$56,250
Solvay6,455$56,004

Syracuse Public Libraries

Onondaga County Public Library
THE GALLERIES, 447 S. SALINA ST.
Syracuse, New York
(315) 435-1900
Fairmount Community Library Assoc.
406 CHAPEL DRIVE
Syracuse, New York
(315) 487-8933
Onondaga Free Library
4840 WEST SENECA TURNPIKE
Syracuse, New York
(315) 492-1727

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Syracuse Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Syracuse
(Government - Federal)
800 Irving Ave
Crouse Hospital
(Non-profit)
736 Irving Ave
(315) 470-7111
Crouse Hospital - Commonwealth Division
6010 East Malloy Road
University Hospital Suny Health Science Center
(Government - State)
750 East Adams Street
St Joseph's Hospital Health Center
(Non-profit)
301 Prospect Ave
(315) 448-5111
Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus
(Non-profit)
4900 Broad Rd
(315) 492-5011

Syracuse Public Schools

Dr King Elementary School
416 E Raynor Ave
ZIP: 13202
(315) 435-4580
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
Institute Of Technology At Syracuse Central
258 E Adams St
ZIP: 13202
(315) 435-4300
High
Total Enrollment 467
Onondaga Cnty Sheriff's Dept
555 So State St
ZIP: 13202
(315) 435-4161
High
Total Enrollment 104
Dr Weeks Elementary School
710 Hawley Ave
ZIP: 13203
(315) 435-4097
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Lincoln Middle School
1613 James St
ZIP: 13203
(315) 435-4450
Middle
Total Enrollment 529
Salem Hyde Elementary School
450 Durston Ave
ZIP: 13203
(315) 435-4570
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Delaware Academy
900 S Geddes St
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4540
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Delaware Primary School
900 S Geddes St
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4540
Primary
Total Enrollment 67
Fowler High School
227 Magnolia St
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4376
High
Total Enrollment 949
Frazer K-8 School
741 Park Ave
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4555
Primary
Total Enrollment 959
Porter Elementary School
512 Emerson Ave
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4625
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Public Service Leadership Academy At Fowler
227 Magnolia St
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4408
Other
Total Enrollment 292
Seymour Dual Language Academy
108 Shonnard St
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4645
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Syracuse Academy Of Science Charter School
1001 Park Ave
ZIP: 13204
(315) 428-8997
Other
Total Enrollment 853
Westside Academy At Blodgett
312 Oswego St
ZIP: 13204
(315) 435-4386
Middle
Total Enrollment 435
Clary Middle School
100 Amidon Dr
ZIP: 13205
(315) 435-4411
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
Danforth Middle School
309 W Brighton Ave
ZIP: 13205
(315) 435-4535
Middle
Total Enrollment 358
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
4942 S Salina St
ZIP: 13205
(315) 435-6416
Middle
Total Enrollment 132
Mckinley-brighton Elementary School
141 W Newell St
ZIP: 13205
(315) 435-4605
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Meachem Elementary School
171 Spaulding Ave
ZIP: 13205
(315) 435-4610
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Henninger High School
600 Robinson St
ZIP: 13206
(315) 435-4343
High
Total Enrollment 1745
Huntington K-8 School
400 Sunnycrest Rd
ZIP: 13206
(315) 435-4565
Primary
Total Enrollment 973
Bellevue Elementary School
530 Stolp Ave
ZIP: 13207
(315) 435-4520
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Corcoran High School
919 Glenwood Ave
ZIP: 13207
(315) 435-4321
High
Total Enrollment 1418
Roberts K-8 School
715 Glenwood Ave
ZIP: 13207
(315) 435-4635
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Southside Academy Charter School
2200 Onondaga Creek Blvd
ZIP: 13207
(315) 476-3019
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Van Duyn Elementary School
401 Loomis Ave
ZIP: 13207
(315) 435-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Franklin Elementary School
428 S Alvord St
ZIP: 13208
(315) 435-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Grant Middle School
2400 Grant Blvd
ZIP: 13208
(315) 435-4433
Middle
Total Enrollment 694
Lemoyne Elementary School
1528 Lemoyne Ave
ZIP: 13208
(315) 435-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Lyncourt School
2707-2709 Court St
ZIP: 13208
(315) 455-7571
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Webster Elementary School
500 Wadsworth St
ZIP: 13208
(315) 435-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Solvay Middle School
299 Bury Dr
ZIP: 13209
(315) 487-7061
Middle
Total Enrollment 495
Edward Smith K-8 School
1106 Lancaster Ave
ZIP: 13210
(315) 435-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Hughes Elementary School
345 Jamesville Ave
ZIP: 13210
(315) 435-4404
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Hutchings Child & Youth Services
430 Irving Ave
ZIP: 13210
(315) 426-3928
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Syracuse Latin School
345 Jamesville Ave
ZIP: 13210
(315) 435-4606
Primary
Total Enrollment 80
Roxboro Road Elementary School
200 Bernard St
ZIP: 13211
(315) 218-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Roxboro Road Middle School
300 Bernard St
ZIP: 13211
(315) 218-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 884
Onondaga Hill Middle School
4860 Onondaga Rd
ZIP: 13215
(315) 426-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Cherry Road Elementary School
201 Cherry Rd
ZIP: 13219
(315) 426-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Onondaga Road Elementary School
703 Onondaga Rd
ZIP: 13219
(315) 487-4653
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Walberta Park Primary School
400 Walberta Rd
ZIP: 13219
(315) 426-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Westhill High School
4501 Onondaga Blvd
ZIP: 13219
(315) 426-3100
High
Total Enrollment 588
Onondaga-cortland-madison Boces
6820 Thompson Rd
ZIP: 13221
(315) 433-2602
Other
Total Enrollment 884
Hurlbut W Smith K-8 School
1130 Salt Springs Rd
ZIP: 13224
(315) 435-4490
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
Nottingham High School
3100 E Genesee St
ZIP: 13224
(315) 435-4380
High
Total Enrollment 1302

Syracuse Private Schools

Merriday School
1636 James St
ZIP: 13203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
All Saints Ele Of Tipperary Hill
112 S Wilbur Ave
ZIP: 13204
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Faith Heritage School
3740 Midland Ave
ZIP: 13205
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 278
Blessed Sacrament School
3129 James St
ZIP: 13206
Elementary
Total Enrollment 225
Living Word Academy
6101 Court Street Rd
ZIP: 13206
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 205
Eagle Wings Academy
423 Valley Dr
ZIP: 13207
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Most Holy Rosary School
1031 Bellevue Ave
ZIP: 13207
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
Cathedral Academy At Pompei
923 N Mcbride St
ZIP: 13208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
Ihsan School Of Excellence
1406 Park St
ZIP: 13208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Christian Brothers Academy
6245 Randall Rd
ZIP: 13214
Secondary
Total Enrollment 737
Holy Cross Elementary School
4200 E Genesee St
ZIP: 13214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
Manlius Pebble Hill School
5300 Jamesville Rd
ZIP: 13214
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 529
Syracuse Hebrew Day School
5655 Thompson Rd
ZIP: 13214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
The New School
5205 Jamesville Rd
ZIP: 13214
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Bishop Ludden Jr Sr High School
815 Fay Rd
ZIP: 13219
Secondary
Total Enrollment 318
Holy Family School
130 Chapel Dr
ZIP: 13219
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
Parkview Jr Academy
412 S Avery Ave
ZIP: 13219
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Jowonio School
3049 E Genesee St
ZIP: 13224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Montessori Discovery School
109 Waring Rd
ZIP: 13224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Montessori School Of Syracuse
155 Waldorf Pkwy
ZIP: 13224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
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