Solvay, New York Population 2020

6,134
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Solvay is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 6,134, it is the 143rd largest city in New York and the 4243rd largest city in the United States. Solvay is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,584 in 2010. Solvay reached it's highest population of 8,732 in 1960. Spanning over 2 miles, Solvay has a population density of 3,710 people per square mile.

The average household income in Solvay is $57,281 with a poverty rate of 15.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $781 per month, and the median house value is $109,900. The median age in Solvay is 37.4 years, 34.3 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Solvay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Solvay was:

  • White: 81.74%
  • Two or more races: 9.79%
  • Black or African American: 3.82%
  • Asian: 2.15%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Solvay, New York is 6,134, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,266.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,584.

Solvay, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,20281.74%
Two or More Races6239.79%
Black or African American2433.82%
Asian1372.15%
Some Other Race1121.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.74%
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Solvay Population Pyramid 2020

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Solvay Median Age

37.4


Total

34.3


Male

38.8


Female

Solvay Adults

There are 4,872 adults, (1,044 of whom are seniors) in Solvay.

Solvay Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Solvay Sex Ratio

Female

3,359

52.78%

Male

3,005

47.22%

Solvay Households and Families

Solvay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Solvay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All56.4%43.6%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female45.4%54.6%
Male41%59%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8022.2756.4
Non Family1,2921.348.1
Married9202.9976.1
Female4123.3245.4
Male1783.0841

2.89

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

12.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Solvay Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade420.93%
9th to 12th Grade56712.49%
High School Graduate1,37030.18%
Some College83718.44%
Associates Degree57912.76%
Bachelors Degree68115.00%
Graduate Degree46310.20%
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Solvay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8943,4471,092
Hispanic25018216
Multiple Races175142
Black12875
Asian948636
Other Race6145
Native American1818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.30%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,696$40,506$32,601
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$32,330$33,220$30,385
Some College$33,419$40,188$29,500
Bachelors Degree$51,337$51,579$51,146
Graduate Degree$63,679$69,537$53,125

$35,696

Average Earnings

$40,506

Average Male

$32,601

Average Female

Solvay Language

Solvay Language by Age

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Solvay Language

89.82% of Solvay residents speak only English, while 10.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.47% of the population.

Solvay Poverty

Solvay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,9014889.96%
Multiple62329146.71%
Black24316869.14%
Hispanic51312323.98%
Other1121614.29%

15.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

17.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Solvay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Solvay is Black, with 69.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Solvay is White, with 9.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.19%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.80%
High School12.48%
Some College6.00%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.86%
Male Unemployed41.30%
Female Employed5.64%
Male Employed4.95%

Solvay Income

Solvay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,927$57,281
Families$57,366$68,379
Married Families$76,707-
Non Families$33,659$40,442
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Solvay Marital Status

Solvay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Solvay Married by Age and Sex

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Solvay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Solvay Marital Status by Race

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Solvay Veterans

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433

Number of Veterans

365

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam122
Second Gulf War84
First Gulf War64
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54192
65 to 74105
55 to 6466
75+44
18 to 3426
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4069.42%
Indian1838.30%
Black96.38%

Solvay Veterans by Education

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4.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Solvay Employment Status

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.62%

Born in New York

92.61%

Native Born

7.39%

Foreign Born

3.52%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.61% of Solvay residents were born in the United States, with 82.62% having been born in New York. 3.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20206,134-66-1.06%
20196,200-66-1.05%
20186,266-26-0.41%
20176,292-66-1.04%
20166,358-60-0.93%
20156,418-43-0.67%
20146,461-38-0.58%
20136,499-26-0.40%
20126,525-38-0.58%
20116,563-23-0.35%
20106,586-259-0.38%
20006,8451280.19%
19906,717-423-0.61%
19807,140-1,140-1.47%
19708,280-452-0.53%
19608,7328641.05%
19507,868-333-0.41%
19408,2012150.27%
19307,9866340.83%
19207,3522,2133.65%
19105,1391,6463.94%
19003,4930.00%