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Syracuse, NY

Syracuse is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
143,293
Syracuse Population6
$
41,578
Median Income5
10.3
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Syracuse's aged 75- to 84-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 17%, whereas the average population in that segment has increased by 11%

Age

30.8
Median Age6
-1.0
%
Population Growth Since 20106

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average6

 

Race and Ethnicity

Syracuse residents are mostly white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 16.1% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 2.0%

Race

55.9
%
New York Population, White6
61.1
%
United States population, White6

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity6

 

Climate

Syracuse has cold, snowy winters, comfortable summers, and frequent rain year-round. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 137 days per year with 115 inches of annual snowfall. There is at least some rain 172 days per year and an annual rainfall of 38 inches

Weather

47
%
Chance of Rain10
44
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Syracuse increased by 22% since 2010 which is 20% lower than the national average and 2% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,200
Monthly Average11
61
%
Renters37

Average Home Value4

 

Taxes

Syracuse is a high tax location with income tax 22% higher than the national average, sales tax 17% higher than the national average, and property tax 53% higher than the national average.

Other

1.71
%
Property Tax20
8.0
%
Sales Tax18
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Syracuse has a very low employment rate of 90% which is 4% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Carrols Restaurant Group and Hotel Acquisition Company

Income

19.1
%
<$25,0005
6.7
%
$100,000+5

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Syracuse is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor27 Ben Walsh
Independent
House of Representative27 John Katko
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Tyler Memorial Hospital, is 100.4 miles from the center of Syracuse, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Syracuse VA Medical Center, is 11.2 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is 131.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes, but small fine for possession up to an ounce
 

Safety

In New York, 14.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 19.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#21 2020 Best Cities for Families by U.S. News & World Report30
#54 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report31
#58 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades32
 

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