Syracuse, New York Population 2018

Syracuse is the count 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 146,000.

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 Demographics

The racial composition of Syracuse is about 64% white, 25% African American, 3% Asian, 1% Native American, 2% other races, and 4% from two or more races. Hispanic and Latino people of any race account for 5% of the population. The most common ancestries in the city are Irish (16%), Italian (14%), German (12%), English (8%), and Polish (5%).

There are 26 neighborhoods in Syracuse, many of which reflect the city's historically ethnic population. Polish, Irish, and Ukrainian Americans are largely 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 was recently ranked by Forbes as the 4th best place in the United States to raise a family with a low crime rate, great education, and low cost of living.

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 47% population increase over the last 10 years and a 21% increase over the last 3 years.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017143,396-545-0.38%
2016143,941-459-0.32%
2015144,400-415-0.29%
2014144,815-591-0.41%
2013145,4067650.53%
2012144,641-23-0.02%
2011144,664-619-0.43%
2010145,283-2,023-1.37%
2000147,306-16,554-10.10%
1990163,860-6,245-3.67%
1980170,105-27,192-13.78%
1970197,297-18,741-8.67%
1960216,038-4,545-2.06%
1950220,58314,6167.10%
1940205,967-3,359-1.60%
1930209,32637,60921.90%
1920171,71734,46825.11%
1910137,24928,87526.64%
1900108,37420,23122.95%
189088,14336,35170.19%
188051,7928,74120.30%
187043,05114,93253.10%
186028,1195,84826.26%
185022,2710.00%

Syracuse Population in 2018Source: By John Marino from Pittsburgh (SyracuseUploaded by GrapedApe) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White79,783
Black or African American41,854
Asian9,621
Two or More Races8,145
Some Other Race3,661
American Indian and Alaska Native1,234
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander52

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Syracuse Population Pyramid 2018

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Syracuse Median Age

30.6


Total

30


Male

31.4


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 112,279 adults in Syracuse.

Syracuse Age Dependency

50.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Syracuse Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.3
Houses Without Mortgage
8,264
Houses With Mortgage
13,252
Vacancy Rate
15.5
Median Rent
737
Median Home Value
89,900
Renter-Occupied Units
33,926
Owner-Occupied Units
21,516
Total Housing Units
65,592

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Syracuse for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 6.1% and the labor force participation rate is 56.7%.

Syracuse Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.35
Average Family Size
3.24
Total Households
55442
Married Couple Households
13455
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2450
Female Householder (no husband) Families
11243
Non Family Households
28294
Total Families
27148
Households With Own Children
12619
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7.3
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

Syracuse Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
9,176
$10,000 to $14,999
5,234
$15,000 to $24,999
8,001
$25,000 to $34,999
6,494
$35,000 to $49,999
7,269
$50,000 to $74,999
8,105
$75,000 to $99,999
4,553
$100,000 to $149,999
4,316
$150,000 to $199,999
1,195
Over $200,000
1,099

Syracuse Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Syracuse

New York

$32,704

$60,741

$49,319

$89,397

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.0450.090.1350.18

Syracuse Education Data

Syracuse Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
5,6116.47%
9th to 12th Grade
10,86212.53%
High School Graduate
22,82426.33%
Some College
16,58619.13%
Associates Degree
7,5778.74%
Bachelors Degree
12,69814.65%
Graduate Degree
10,54112.16%