Onondaga, New York

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Population in 2010: 23,101.
Population change since 2000: +9.7%
 
Males: 11,120  (48.1%)
Females: 11,981  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 13215.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $80,532 (it was $53,421 in 2000)
Onondaga:

$80,532
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,196 (it was $25,522 in 2000)

Onondaga town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $193,126 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Onondaga:

$193,126
NY:

$338,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $178,564; detached houses: $180,206; townhouses or other attached units: $179,859; in 2-unit structures: $192,758; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,215; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,737; mobile homes: $57,124
March 2019 cost of living index in Onondaga: 107.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Onondaga, NY (2010)
    • 20,56089.0%White alone
    • 8453.7%Black alone
    • 5022.2%Asian alone
    • 5152.2%Hispanic
    • 3141.4%American Indian alone
    • 3331.4%Two or more races
    • 280.1%Other race alone
    • 40.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Onondaga detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (28.6%), German (18.9%), English (17.3%), Italian (16.2%), Polish (6.7%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 04/02/1798

Land area: 57.7 square miles.

Population density: 400 people per square mile   (low).

1,057 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 2.2% Asia).

This town:

5.0%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Onondaga town:

2.7% ($2,883)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Syracuse, NY (5.5 miles , pop. 147,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (72.6 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (189.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Nedrow, NY (1.7 miles ),
Westvale, NY (2.1 miles ),
Fairmount, NY (2.3 miles ),
Syracuse, NY (2.3 miles ),
Solvay, NY (2.4 miles ),
Geddes, NY (2.4 miles ),
LaFayette, NY (2.6 miles ),
Camillus, NY (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 76.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Distribution of median household income in Onondaga, NY in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2000: 90 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2001: 72 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2002: 70 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2003: 78 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2004: 85 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2005: 92 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2006: 59 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $213,400
  • 2008: 53 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $233,700
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $207,200
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2015: 21 buildings, average cost: $252,800
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $212,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Onondaga, NY residents
Average permit cost in Onondaga, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

8.1%
Historical population in Onondaga, NY
Historical housing units in Onondaga, NY
Most common industries in Onondaga, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.5%)
  • Health care (21.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Onondaga, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)

Average climate in Onondaga, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Onondaga, New York average temperatures Onondaga, New York average precipitation Onondaga, New York humidity Onondaga, New York wind speed Onondaga, New York snowfall Onondaga, New York sunshine Onondaga, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.9. This is better than average.

City:

60.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.295. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.295
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.282. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.78. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.78
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Onondaga-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Onondaga town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 18.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Onondaga-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from Onondaga center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 162.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 238.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 362.3 miles away from Onondaga center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Onondaga County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Onondaga:

  • VAN DUYN HOME AND HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • COMMUNITY-GENERAL HOSPITAL OF GREATER SYRACUSE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • LORETTO GERIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • LORETTO HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • ST CAMILLUS HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • ST CAMILLUS RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • IROQUOIS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JAMESVILLE, NY)

Amtrak station near Onondaga:

  • 8 miles: SYRACUSE (131 P & C PKWY.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onondaga:

  • Onondaga Community College (about 3 miles; Syracuse, NY; Full-time enrollment: 8,920)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (about 5 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Syracuse University (about 6 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 20,717)
  • Le Moyne College (about 8 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 18 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 27 miles; Cortland, NY; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Morrisville State College (about 31 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Onondaga: Gwills Corners (A), Five Corners (B), Tanner Valley Golf Course (C), LaFayette Country Club (D), Beak And Skiff Apple Farms (E), McLusky Orchards (F), Navarino Orchard (G), Storer Auditorium (H), Gordon Student Center (I), Whitney Applied Technology Center (J), Ferrante Hall (K), J Stanley Coyne Hall (L), Coulter Library Building (M), Mawhinney Hall (N), Skytop Office Building (O), Hawkins Building (P), Bellevue Manor Assisted Living Facility (Q), Iroquois Nursing Home (R), Villas of Summerfield at Brookdale Senior Living Facility (S), Onondaga Free Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Onondaga include: Saint Elias Orthodox Church (A), Saint Peters Catholic Church (B), Grace Church (C), Slavic Baptist Church (D), Apostolic Church (E), Apple Valley United Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Full Gospel Church of the Lord (H), Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Loomis Hill Cemetery (1), Walnut Grove Cemetery (2), Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery (3), South Onondaga Cemetery (4), Budlong Cemetery (5), Pine Ridge Cemetery (6), Pioneer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Pond (A), East Syracuse Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Onondaga Creek (A), Split Rock Gulf (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Onondaga: Edgecliff Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Onondaga County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.9%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

7.4%

People in group quarters in Onondaga in 2010:

  • 694 people in college/university student housing
  • 609 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Onondaga in 2000:

  • 708 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other group homes
  • 30 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Onondaga (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Western Lights Branch at 4726 Onondaga Boulevard, branch established on 1967/03/20; Green Hills Drive-In Facility at 5958 South Salina Street, branch established on 1981/11/23. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Onondaga:

Marital status in Onondaga, NY
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in Onondaga:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Onondaga, NY (based on Onondaga County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic163,48859
Mainline Protestant42,255129
Evangelical Protestant25,349137
Other18,56934
Black Protestant5,69028
Orthodox4,15212
None207,523-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 116
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Onondaga County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 49
Onondaga County:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Onondaga County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 370
This county:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.9%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Onondaga County:

27.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
New York:

15.6%

3.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
New York average:

4.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($388 average AGI)
Onondaga County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oswego County, NY  0.47% ($40,574 average AGI)
from Madison County, NY  0.24% ($52,013)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.20% ($46,292)


4.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
New York average:

5.85%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($336 average AGI)
Onondaga County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oswego County, NY  0.42% ($38,617 average AGI)
to Madison County, NY  0.24% ($53,865)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.17% ($42,763)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onondaga:

  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSS (1260 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSIV (1540 AM; 3 kW; E. SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CRAM COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WDCW (1390 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WOLF (1490 AM; 1 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WOLF RADIO INC.)
  • WFBL (1050 AM; 3 kW; BALDWINSVILLE, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTLA (1200 AM; 1 kW; NORTH SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onondaga:

  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WYYY (94.5 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W278AH (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, JAMESVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WWHT (107.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W251AK (98.1 FM; NEDROW, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCNY-FM (91.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: THE PUB. B/C COUNC. OF CEN. NY, INC.)
  • WNTQ (93.1 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLTI (105.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAER (88.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAQX-FM (95.7 FM; MANLIUS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W237AY (95.3 FM; DEWITT, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • W256AC (99.1 FM; SOLVAY, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • W267AL (101.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WRVD (90.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZUN (102.1 FM; PHOENIX, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBS (104.7 FM; FULTON, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W243AB (96.5 FM; WESTVALE, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXHC (101.5 FM; HOMER, NY; Owner: EVES BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Onondaga:

  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTVH (Channel 5; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WTVH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • W51BA (Channel 51; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WMBO-LP (Channel 60; SYRACUSE, ETC., NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • W11BP (Channel 11; SYRACUSE, ETC., NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTVU-LP (Channel 22; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WOBX-LP (Channel 35; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • WBLZ-LP (Channel 13; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WSTQ-LP (Channel 14; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: FEDERAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W30AJ (Channel 30; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)
  • WNDR-LP (Channel 18; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • W40BJ (Channel 40; DEWITT, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W38CY (Channel 38; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • W07BA (Channel 7; SYRACUSE-DEWITT, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W48AO (Channel 48; AUBURN, NY; Owner: SONNY PERSAD)
  • W54AK (Channel 54; AUBURN, NY; Owner: SONNY PERSAD)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Onondaga: William G. Tracy.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Onondaga fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.9mTotal length
  • $5,910,000Total costs
  • 34,525Total average daily traffic
  • 132Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,280Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Onondaga)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .4 Mi S Of Intr Jim Bull&sentinel Heights Rd (Lat: 42.945889 Lon: -76.118806), Call Sign: KEH588,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.350 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/1977, Expiration Date: 06/01/2023, Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, 1200 Seventeenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 663-8195, Fax: (202) 663-8007, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Maykes Rd Onondaga Hill (Lat: 42.973389 Lon: -76.197139), Call Sign: KNIH414,
    Assigned Frequencies: 853.237 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 04/22/2022, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2014, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 4094 Makyes Rd (Lat: 42.966722 Lon: -76.201028), Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WNDW454, Licensee ID: L00127648,
    Assigned Frequencies: 864.012 MHz, 864.462 MHz, 864.912 MHz, 865.362 MHz, 865.812 MHz, Grant Date: 04/30/2011, Expiration Date: 07/15/2021, Cancellation Date: 09/17/2019, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Nextel West Corp.

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Makyes Rd (Lat: 42.963944 Lon: -76.199639), Call Sign: KNDS881,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.625 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2012, Expiration Date: 11/10/2022, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2012, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 1/2 Mi E Of Navarine (Lat: 42.921444 Lon: -76.257139), Call Sign: KNGG340, Licensee ID: L00002981,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.5200 MHz, 46.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 04/05/2023, Registrant: State Of New York, 50 Wolf Road Pod 4-2, Albany, NY 12232, Phone: (518) 457-1584, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • VAN DUYN, 5060 W Seneca Turnpike Rt 173 (Lat: 43.009444 Lon: -76.164500), Type: Building, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WMW719,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6638.75 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2015, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • STATION, Onondaga Community College (Lat: 43.009222 Lon: -76.194639), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNEX395,
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.950 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/1994, Expiration Date: 01/13/1999, Phone: (315) 442-3388
  • College, NY, Campus Of Onondaga Community College (Lat: 43.009222 Lon: -76.194639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WPQW998, Licensee ID: L00002274,
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.950 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2010, Expiration Date: 10/30/2020, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2015, Certifier: David Mix, Registrant: Central New York Regional Transportation Authority
  • WYYY TRANSMIT SITE, 3623 Sentinal Heights Rd (Lat: 42.946111 Lon: -76.118333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.4 m, Call Sign: WQHS366,
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Cancellation Date: 08/14/2017, Certifier: Stephen G Davis, Registrant: Foxfur Communications, LLC, 401 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 468-0908, Fax: (315) 478-7745, Email:
  • Onondaaga, Ny (Lat: 43.100056 Lon: -76.162139), Call Sign: KC62800,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/1987, Expiration Date: 06/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/07/1999, Registrant: Michael J Devine, 2112 Pompey Center Road, Fabius, NY 13063

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB2WIG, Licensee ID: L01055014, Grant Date: 09/24/2015, Expiration Date: 11/21/2025, Certifier: Kevin L Cleary, Registrant: Kevin L Cleary, 3800 Makyes Road, Onondaga, NY 13215

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Onondaga, NY
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Onondaga, NY
  • 68.4%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Onondaga compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Onondaga on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: postsecondary teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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