Syracuse, New York Population 2019
Syracuse is the county seat of Onondaga County, New York and the 5th most populous city in New York state. Syracuse is the educational and economic hub of Central New York and takes its name from the original Syracuse in Italy. Syracuse has an estimated population of 143,000.
Syracuse had a population of 145,000 at the 2010 census although the metropolitan area has a population of more than 732,000. The city proper has a population density of 5,584 people per square mile (2,233/square kilometer).
Syracuse Diversity and Religion
There are 26 neighborhoods in Syracuse, many of which reflect the city's historically ethnic population. Polish, Irish, and Ukrainian Americans are primarily found on the west side of the city in Little Italy while Jewish Americans settled on the east side. The African-American population is concentrated on the south side while Italian and German Americans have a large presence on the north side.
Many religions are represented in Syracuse, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, and Judaism.
Syracuse Population Growth
Syracuse has experienced negative growth for every census since the city reached a peak population of 209,000 in 1930. Between 1970 and 2000, the population declined from 197,000 to 146,000. After more than 70 years of population decline, it appears that Syracuse is finally halting the loss and experiencing some growth. City leaders were surprised to find that the population of Central New York grew by 1.4% in the last decade, hitting an all-time high of 742,000 in the 4-county Syracuse area.
Today, the downtown area is experiencing a booming residential population growth, with the downtown area experiencing a notable 47% population increase over the last ten years and a 21% increase over the previous 3 years.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Syracuse was:
- White: 55.22%
- Black or African American: 28.95%
- Asian: 7.05%
- Two or more races: 5.46%
- Other race: 2.41%
- Native American: 0.87%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Syracuse, New York's estimated population is 142,749 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Syracuse, New York is the 5th largest city in New York based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 5703.24 people/mi² (2202.02 people/km²), with a household density of 1029.21 people/km² (2665.66 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 30.6 years, 29.9 years for males, and 31.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.4 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 66,720 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%, with a median rent of $769/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $91,100.
The median income for households in Syracuse, New York is $34,716, while the mean household income is $50,825.