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Overview

Introduction to Utica, New York

Utica is located in Oneida County, in the central portion of the state of New York. The city is part of Mohawk Valley and is situated near the Mohawk River, New York Barge Canal and the Erie Canal. The city was named after a historic North African city which had been Rome's capital in Africa.

History

Old Fort Schuyler was the first settlement in the Utica area. It was established in 1758 and was utilized during the French and Indian War. The settlement was ruined during the American Revolutionary War by Tories and Native Americans. Companies began to build factories in Utica primarily due to the city being situated near the Erie Canal. During the late 19th Century Utica was recognized as the center of the textile industry for the country. However, during the mid-20th Century the vast majority of the textile companies vacated the city and established their factories in the southern portion of the country.

During the late 19th Century and the early stages of the 20th Century Utica became prominent in the tool an die business. In the beginning and middle portion of the 20th Century the city was home to a manufacturing facility of General Electric which produced radios. Utica was called "the Radio capital of the world." The town is part of the Northeastern Rust Belt which experienced a significant decline in the manufacturing industries.

Transportation

Utica is served by the Hancock Airport, located in Syracuse and by the Albany International Airport.

Attractions

  • Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science & Technology
  • Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art
  • Oneida County Historical Society
  • The National Distance Running Hall of Fame
  • The Stanley Theater is a prominent location for a wide variety of performances
  • The Utica Marsh Wildlife Management Area is a wetland region featuring a large variety of plants, animals and birds
  • The Utica Symphony Orchestra
  • The Boilermaker 15K Road Race is one of the major 15K races in the country
  • The Oneida Silver Factory Store
  • The Historic Hotel Utica
  • Visitors can take tours of the nearby beautiful Adirondack Park which features views of forest areas, rivers and ponds
  • The Saranac Brewery Center is one of the oldest breweries in the country

Higher Education

Utica is home to State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica College, the Utica School of Commerce and the Mohawk Valley Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population61,114
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+23,516
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married34.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,683
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,019
% Above Poverty Level69.6%
% Below Poverty Level30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$689
Median House Value$89,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.5%
Italian16.9%
Irish9.8%
German7.3%
Polish5.5%
English3.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
African1.4%
West Indian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Dutch1%
Ukrainian1%
Russian0.9%
Canadian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Sudanese0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Somali0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Utica Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oneida County
Standard Zip Codes13501, 13502
P.O. Box Zip Codes13503, 13504, 13505
Company Zip Codes13599
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.1
Approximate Longitude-75.23

Utica 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
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationGRIFFISS AFB
Distance12.4 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
StationHINCKLEY 2 SW
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp5 to 26 F
Apr Temp29 to 52 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clark Mills1,769$64,023
New York Mills3,581$53,857
Oriskany1,214$59,167
Whitesboro3,690$55,000
Yorkville2,629$60,750

Utica Public Libraries

Utica Public Library
303 GENESEE STREET
Utica, New York
(315) 735-2279

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Utica Hospitals

Faxton-st. Luke's Healthcare - Faxton Campus
(Non-profit)
1676 Sunset Ave
(315) 431-4384
Mohawk Valley Heart Institute, Inc
2209 Genesee Street
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2209 Genesee St
(315) 734-3172

Utica Public Schools

Albany Elementary School
1151 Albany St
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Christopher Columbus Elementary School
934 Armory Dr
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6520
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Hugh R Jones Elementary School
2630 Remington Rd
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6740
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
John F Hughes Elementary School
24 Prospect St
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6620
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School
211 Square St
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6721
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Roscoe Conkling Elementary School
1115 Mohawk St
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Thomas R Proctor High School
1203 Hilton Ave
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6404
High
Total Enrollment 2649
Watson Williams Elementary School
107 Elmwood Pl
ZIP: 13501
(315) 368-6780
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Deerfield Elementary School
5604 Trenton Rd
ZIP: 13502
(315) 266-3412
Primary
Total Enrollment 288
General Herkimer Elementary School
420 Keyes Rd
ZIP: 13502
(315) 368-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
John F Kennedy Middle School
500 Deerfield Dr E
ZIP: 13502
(315) 368-6641
Middle
Total Enrollment 661
Kernan Elementary School
929 York St
ZIP: 13502
(315) 792-2185
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center For Children & Youth
1400 Noyes St
ZIP: 13502
(315) 738-3101
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Senator James H Donovan Middle School
1701 Noyes St
ZIP: 13502
(315) 368-6541
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
190 Booth St
ZIP: 13502
(315) 368-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Utica Academy Of Science Charter School
1214 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 13502
(315) 266-1072
Other
Total Enrollment 243

Utica Private Schools

Tradewinds Education Center
1601 Armory Dr
ZIP: 13501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
Notre Dame Elementary School
11 Barton Ave
ZIP: 13502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
Notre Dame Junior Senior High School
2 Notre Dame Ln
ZIP: 13502
Secondary
Total Enrollment 332
Tilton School
1550 Champlin Ave
ZIP: 13502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 113
Utica International Adventist School
1134 Herkimer Rd
ZIP: 13502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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Historic Utica

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Savings Bank of Utica c1905.

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Savings Bank of Utica c1905.

Masonic home c1905.

Savings Bank between 1900 and 1915

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