Syracuse, New York Population 2022

149,310
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Syracuse is a city located in Onondaga County New York. With a 2020 population of 149,310, it is the 5th largest city in New York and the 191st largest city in the United States. Syracuse is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 0.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 148,620 in 2020. Spanning over 26 miles, Syracuse has a population density of 5,965 people per square mile.

The average household income in Syracuse is $55,573 with a poverty rate of 30.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $830 per month, and the median house value is $95,800. The median age in Syracuse is 31.2 years, 30.6 years for males, and 31.7 years for females.

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 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.

Forbes recently ranked Syracuse as the 4th best place in the United States to raise a family with a low crime rate, excellent 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 notable 47% population increase over the last ten years and a 21% increase over the previous 3 years.

Syracuse Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Syracusewas:

  • White: 53.44%
  • Black or African American: 29.39%
  • Two or more races: 6.95%
  • Asian: 6.95%
  • Other race: 2.34%
  • Native American: 0.92%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Syracuse, New York is 149,310 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 148,620.

Syracuse, New York Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Syracuse Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Syracuse Population by Race

Syracuse Population Pyramid 2022

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Syracuse Median Age

31.7


Total

30.9


Male

32.4


Female

Syracuse Adults

There are 112,410 adults, (18,428 of whom are seniors) in Syracuse.

Syracuse Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Syracuse Sex Ratio

Female

74,522

52.28%

Male

68,031

47.72%

Syracuse Population by Age

Syracuse Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Syracuse Household Types

39.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Syracuse Households and Families

3.08

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Syracuse Households by Type

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Syracuse Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Syracuse Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.72%.

Syracuse Educational Attainment by Race

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$34,775

Average Earnings

$36,410

Average Male

$32,982

Average Female

Syracuse Earnings by Educational Attainment

Syracuse Language by Age

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Syracuse Language

81.21% of Syracuse residents speak only English, while 18.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.96% of the population.

Syracuse Language

Syracuse Poverty by Race

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30.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.14%

Male Poverty Rate

31.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Syracuse

The race most likely to be in poverty in Syracuse is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Syracuse is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.77%.

Syracuse Poverty

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Syracuse Poverty Rate by Education

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Syracuse Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Syracuse Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Syracuse Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.0%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Syracuse Married by Age and Sex

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Syracuse 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 55-64.

Syracuse Marital Status by Race

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Syracuse Marital Status

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5,212

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Syracuse Veterans by War

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Syracuse Veterans by Age

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Syracuse Veterans by Race

Syracuse Veterans by Education

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15.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Syracuse Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Syracuse Employment by Age

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Syracuse Employment by Race

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Syracuse Employment by Education

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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65.72%

Born in Syracuse

86.57%

Native Born

13.43%

Foreign Born

7.76%

Non Citizen

5.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.57% of Syracuse residents were born in the United States, with 65.72% having been born in New York. 7.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Syracuse Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Syracuse Population by Year