Spafford, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,686. Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 837  (49.6%)
Females: 849  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  48.1 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13152.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $68,320 (it was $53,553 in 2000)
Spafford:

$68,320
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,665 (it was $24,014 in 2000)

Spafford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $175,910 (it was $112,800 in 2000)
Spafford:

$175,910
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $158,292; Detached houses: $162,104; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,643; In 2-unit structures: $129,630; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,384; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $192,453; Mobile homes: $35,094
  • Races in Spafford, NY (2010)

    Spafford races chart
    • 1,63797.1%White alone
    • 211.2%Hispanic
    • 70.4%Asian alone
    • 60.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.4%Two or more races
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Spafford: 103.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (26.2%), German (23.2%), Irish (21.5%), Italian (10.0%), Dutch (5.6%), French (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 32.8 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Spafford,NY real estate house value index trend

Spafford, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Spafford:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spafford town:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

35 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Africa, 0.3% North America).

This town:

2.1%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Spafford town:  2.3% ($2,648)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Spafford satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Syracuse, NY (16.8 miles , pop. 147,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (70.1 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (185.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Otisco, NY (2.0 miles ), Niles, NY (2.4 miles ), Sempronius, NY (2.7 miles ), Scott, NY (2.8 miles ), Preble, NY (3.2 miles ), Skaneateles, NY (3.2 miles ), Tully, NY (3.2 miles ), Moravia, NY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $316,400
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $316,400
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $316,400
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $256,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $500,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $350,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 76.30 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Spafford household income distribution Spafford home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Spafford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Spafford, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spafford-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Spafford town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 27.5 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spafford-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% 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 125.3 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 172.6 miles away from Spafford 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 229.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from Spafford center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 263.0 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spafford topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Spafford:

  • VAN DUYN HOME AND HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • COMMUNITY-GENERAL HOSPITAL OF GREATER SYRACUSE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S - CAMILLUS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; CAMILLUS, NY)
  • IROQUOIS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JAMESVILLE, NY)
  • ST CAMILLUS HOME CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • ST CAMILLUS RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • LORETTO GERIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SYRACUSE, NY)

Amtrak station near Spafford:

  • 20 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 Spafford:

  • Onondaga Community College (about 14 miles; Syracuse, NY; Full-time enrollment: 8,920)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 15 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (about 17 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Syracuse University (about 17 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 20,717)
  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 18 miles; Cortland, NY; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Le Moyne College (about 19 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 23 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)

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Notable locations in Spafford: The Midlakes Club (A), Borodino Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Spafford: Borodino Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Borodino Cemetery (1), Lewis Cemetery (2), Cold Brook Valley Cemetery (3), Spafford Cemetery (4), Stanton Cemetery (5), Otisco Valley Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Skaneateles Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barber Gulf (A), Randall Gulf (B), Lower Basin (C), Willow Brook (D), Hall Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.8. This is about average.

City:

68.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.295. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.295
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.543
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.17. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.17
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.3%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

Spafford compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
New York average:

14.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spafford town (based on Onondaga County data)

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
Onondaga County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Onondaga County:

27.3%
New York:

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

13.7%
State:

15.6%

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
New York average:

5.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($577 average AGI)
Onondaga County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oswego County, NY  0.48% ($33,473 average AGI)
from Madison County, NY  0.23% ($42,663)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.17% ($35,413)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
New York average:

5.46%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($567 average AGI)
Onondaga County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oswego County, NY  0.45% ($35,449 average AGI)
to Madison County, NY  0.24% ($47,495)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.16% ($41,027)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spafford:

  • 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)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDCW (1390 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFBL (1050 AM; 3 kW; BALDWINSVILLE, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWLF (1340 AM; 1 kW; AUBURN, NY; Owner: WOLF RADIO, INC)
  • WKRT (920 AM; 1 kW; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spafford:

  • W251AK (98.1 FM; NEDROW, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYYY (94.5 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXHC (101.5 FM; HOMER, NY; Owner: EVES BROADCASTING, 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)
  • 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.)
  • WIII (99.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTI (105.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAER (88.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAQX-FM (95.7 FM; MANLIUS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZUN (102.1 FM; PHOENIX, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WMCR-FM (106.3 FM; ONEIDA, NY; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WBBS (104.7 FM; FULTON, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W237AY (95.3 FM; DEWITT, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Spafford:

  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTVH (Channel 5; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WTVH LICENSE, INC.)
  • W11BP (Channel 11; SYRACUSE, ETC., NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W51BA (Channel 51; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WSPX-TV (Channel 56; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PAXSON SYRACUSE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVU-LP (Channel 22; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WOBX-LP (Channel 35; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • WMBO-LP (Channel 60; SYRACUSE, ETC., 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)
  • WNDR-LP (Channel 18; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • W30AJ (Channel 30; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)
  • W40BJ (Channel 40; DEWITT, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W38CY (Channel 38; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W48AO (Channel 48; AUBURN, NY; Owner: SONNY PERSAD)
  • W54AK (Channel 54; AUBURN, NY; Owner: SONNY PERSAD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Nr Crest Of Hill On Ripley Hill Rd (Lat: 42.787833 Lon: -76.240750), Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KHU97
    Assigned Frequencies: 6950.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/1966, Expiration Date: 06/01/1984, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Newhouse Broadcasting Corp, 1030 James St, Syracuse, NY 13203

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
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