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Syracuse, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,100 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Syracuse:

$90,100
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,400 - $136,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $110,002
Here:

$110,002
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $94,737
Here:

$94,737
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $129,383
Here:

$129,383
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $72,617
Here:

$72,617
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $300,155
Here:

$300,155
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $173,360
Here:

$173,360
State:

$74,535

Syracuse,NY index of house prices

Total population: 144,263 (All urban)

Houses: 66,998 (54,062 occupied: 19,959 owner occupied, 34,103 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

63%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,670 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $96,688.

Median contract rent in 2017: $430 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $529)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $792


Median gross rent in Syracuse, NY in 2017: $506

Housing units in Syracuse with a mortgage: 11,835 (506 second mortgage, 1,027 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,124

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $65,069

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,339

Median monthly housing costs: $789


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Syracuse, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1946

Household type by relationship:

Households: 143,398
  • In family households: 91,997 (10,800 male householders, 16,411 female householders)
    13,883 spouses, 36,924 children (34,878 natural, 518 adopted, 1,528 stepchildren), 4,458 grandchildren, 2,097 brothers or sisters, 2,085 parents, 2,340 other relatives, 2,999 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35,379 (13,309 male householders (10,212 living alone)), 13,542 female householders (10,731 living alone)), 8,528 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16,022

Size of family households: 12,180 2-persons, 6,573 3-persons, 4,233 4-persons, 2,420 5-persons, 691 6-persons, 1,114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,943 1-person, 4,738 2-persons, 709 3-persons, 371 4-persons, 90 6-persons.

12,044 married couples with children.
15,140 single-parent households (1,792 men, 13,348 women).

81.3% of residents of Syracuse speak English at home.
6.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 20,072 (14.0%)
(43.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Syracuse, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Syracuse, New York
  • 45no bedroom
  • 3021 bedroom
  • 3,3322 bedrooms
  • 11,2493 bedrooms
  • 4,0624 bedrooms
  • 9695+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Syracuse, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Syracuse, New York
  • 3,737no bedroom
  • 9,4971 bedroom
  • 10,7142 bedrooms
  • 7,7763 bedrooms
  • 2,1824 bedrooms
  • 1975+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Syracuse in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Syracuse in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 988no vehicle
  • 8,0901 vehicle
  • 8,3552 vehicles
  • 1,9363 vehicles
  • 5274 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Syracuse in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Syracuse in renter-occupied apartments
  • 15,057no vehicle
  • 14,8221 vehicle
  • 3,8532 vehicles
  • 2103 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 1355+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Syracuse, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Syracuse, New York
  • 451 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 1143 rooms
  • 8954 rooms
  • 3,0655 rooms
  • 6,0316 rooms
  • 4,1577 rooms
  • 2,7778 rooms
  • 2,8519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Syracuse, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Syracuse, New York
  • 3,3991 room
  • 1,1602 rooms
  • 6,6593 rooms
  • 8,5204 rooms
  • 5,9065 rooms
  • 5,3796 rooms
  • 2,1407 rooms
  • 4668 rooms
  • 4749+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Syracuse, NY
  • Syracuse, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Syracuse, NY in 2017
  • 8,054Less than $10,000
  • 8,897$10,000 to $19,999
  • 5,884$20,000 to $29,999
  • 6,807$30,000 to $39,999
  • 5,844$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,467$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,718$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,210$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,147$100,000 to $124,999
  • 867$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,187$150,000 to $199,999
  • 980$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Syracuse, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Syracuse, NY in 2017
  • 113Less than $10,000
  • 39$15,000 to $19,999
  • 114$20,000 to $24,999
  • 170$25,000 to $29,999
  • 43$30,000 to $34,999
  • 364$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,342$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,803$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,839$60,000 to $69,999
  • 2,052$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,088$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,489$90,000 to $99,999
  • 2,537$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,068$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,393$150,000 to $174,999
  • 557$175,000 to $199,999
  • 750$200,000 to $249,999
  • 406$250,000 to $299,999
  • 347$300,000 to $399,999
  • 156$400,000 to $499,999
  • 162$500,000 to $749,999
  • 77$750,000 to $999,999
  • 50$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Syracuse, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Syracuse, NY in 2017
  • 267Less than $100
  • 189$100 to $149
  • 756$150 to $199
  • 1,268$200 to $249
  • 618$250 to $299
  • 790$300 to $349
  • 970$350 to $399
  • 1,419$400 to $449
  • 1,094$450 to $499
  • 1,823$500 to $549
  • 1,764$550 to $599
  • 3,276$600 to $649
  • 2,739$650 to $699
  • 3,629$700 to $749
  • 2,783$750 to $799
  • 2,948$800 to $899
  • 1,931$900 to $999
  • 2,295$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,115$1,250 to $1,499
  • 585$1,500 to $1,999
  • 541$2,000 to $2,499
  • 42$3,500 or more
  • 1,261No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.1%
Number of people working at home: 2,247 (4.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,631
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,804
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 12,852
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 13,418
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 7,316
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,725
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,025
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 397
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 875
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,433
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,258
  • 90 or more minutes: 144
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Syracuse

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 77,080 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 7,111 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,273 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 33 (0%)
  • Taxi: 489 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 605 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,973 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,247 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 26.4%Males
  • 14.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 18.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • 7.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 15.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 21.8%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 16.4%Males
  • 18.6%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Syracuse, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Syracuse, New York
  • 10,0242010 or later
  • 4,8922000 to 2009
  • 2,2821990 to 1999
  • 1,7351980 to 1989
  • 8081970 to 1979
  • 2,147Before 1970
Ancestries in Syracuse, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 6,446 (8.0%)
  • Irish: 5,571 (6.9%)
  • German: 2,596 (3.2%)
  • American: 2,060 (2.6%)
  • Polish: 1,664 (2.1%)
  • English: 1,587 (2.0%)
  • African: 1,405 (1.8%)
  • Somali: 1,065 (1.3%)
  • Jamaican: 693 (0.9%)
  • Iraqi: 633 (0.8%)
  • French: 614 (0.8%)
  • European: 571 (0.7%)
  • French Canadian: 370 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 366 (0.5%)
  • Ukrainian: 362 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 337 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 283 (0.4%)
  • Arab: 277 (0.3%)
  • Egyptian: 247 (0.3%)
  • British: 233 (0.3%)
  • Moroccan: 201 (0.3%)
  • Yugoslavian: 199 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 193 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 185 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 171 (0.2%)
  • Albanian: 159 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 153 (0.2%)
  • Ethiopian: 153 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 150 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 138 (0.2%)
  • Haitian: 135 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 116 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 115 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 108 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 107 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 101 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 99 (0.1%)
  • Liberian: 96 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 91 (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 85 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 85 (0.1%)
  • Kenyan: 83 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 82 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 73 (0.09%)
  • Guyanese: 71 (0.09%)
  • Ugandan: 70 (0.09%)
  • Lebanese: 68 (0.08%)
  • Brazilian: 62 (0.08%)
  • Ghanaian: 59 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 57 (0.07%)
  • Palestinian: 47 (0.06%)
  • Swedish: 47 (0.06%)
  • Barbadian: 47 (0.06%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 45 (0.06%)
  • Iranian: 43 (0.05%)
  • Sudanese: 33 (0.04%)
  • Israeli: 32 (0.04%)
  • Belizean: 30 (0.04%)
  • Northern European: 29 (0.04%)
  • Australian: 26 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 26 (0.03%)
  • Macedonian: 26 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 22 (0.03%)
  • Cajun: 22 (0.03%)
  • South African: 22 (0.03%)
  • Belgian: 21 (0.03%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 17 (0.02%)
  • Danish: 16 (0.02%)
  • Bulgarian: 14 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 13 (0.02%)
  • Scandinavian: 13 (0.02%)
  • Czech: 12 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 12 (0.01%)
  • Icelander: 12 (0.01%)
  • Armenian: 11 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 11 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Maltese: 9 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 9 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Finnish: 8 (0.01%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 8 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 5 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 5 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Syracuse:

11.7% (2,144)
New York:

8.9% (401,276)

Vietnam
Syracuse:

7.1% (1,300)
New York:

0.5% (24,533)

Cuba
Syracuse:

7.0% (1,283)
New York:

0.6% (26,057)

Other South Central Asia
Syracuse:

5.6% (1,024)
New York:

0.2% (8,626)

Burma
Syracuse:

5.6% (1,020)
New York:

0.3% (14,002)

India
Syracuse:

4.0% (738)
New York:

3.6% (160,779)

Iraq
Syracuse:

3.6% (663)
New York:

0.1% (5,565)

Somalia
Syracuse:

3.2% (590)
New York:

0.0% (1,975)

Nepal
Syracuse:

2.8% (514)
New York:

0.3% (12,279)

Other Middle Africa
Syracuse:

2.6% (474)
New York:

0.1% (5,621)

Jamaica
Syracuse:

2.6% (469)
New York:

5.3% (236,229)

Thailand
Syracuse:

2.6% (468)
New York:

0.3% (12,823)

Kenya
Syracuse:

2.3% (425)
New York:

0.1% (4,105)

Dominican Republic
Syracuse:

2.0% (372)
New York:

11.0% (494,465)

Italy
Syracuse:

1.7% (305)
New York:

2.2% (97,617)

Korea
Syracuse:

1.5% (280)
New York:

2.1% (94,619)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 94,772
  • Other state: 23,808
  • Northeast: 8,937
  • Midwest: 2,652
  • South: 9,721
  • West: 2,498

77.4% of Syracuse residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47.7% lived in New York.


Syracuse:

77.4%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 766
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 159
  • 5th and 6th grade: 668
  • 7th and 8th grade: 678
  • 9th grade: 1,078
  • 10th grade: 1,614
  • 11th grade: 1,892
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 467
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 11,896
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,340
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,649
  • Associate degree: 3,139
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,409
  • Master's degree: 4,205
  • Professional school degree: 665
  • Doctorate degree: 711
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 979
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 203
  • 5th and 6th grade: 244
  • 7th and 8th grade: 589
  • 9th grade: 769
  • 10th grade: 1,786
  • 11th grade: 2,007
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,060
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 12,880
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,880
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,709
  • Associate degree: 5,048
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,540
  • Master's degree: 3,688
  • Professional school degree: 1,013
  • Doctorate degree: 957
Educational Attainment for Females
Syracuse marital status for males
Syracuse marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 25,447
  • One, attached: 4,110
  • Two: 12,029
  • 3 or 4: 6,345
  • 5 to 9: 5,014
  • 10 to 19: 2,963
  • 20 to 49: 3,850
  • 50 or more: 7,042
  • Mobile homes: 198

Median worth of mobile homes: $118,971

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 3.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 6.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Syracuse
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Syracuse, NY
  • 91.6%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Syracuse, NY
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,094
Here:

7.6%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 303
Here:

4.0%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,853
Here:

70.9%
New York:

33.9%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability