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Syracuse, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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32.4% of Syracuse, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 56.5% greater than the poverty level of 14.1% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 33.1% of high school graduates and 47.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 30.1% among disabled males and 32.4% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 88.7%. For comparison, it was 49.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Syracuse, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Syracuse:

32.4%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Syracuse:

15.4%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Syracuse:

30.1%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Syracuse:

27.9%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Syracuse:

32.4%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 23.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Syracuse:

29.6%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

88.7%
Residents above poverty level:

49.5%

Poverty by age in Syracuse, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Syracuse
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Syracuse,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 39.2%Under 5 years
  • 58.3%5 years
  • 49.0%6 to 11 years
  • 44.3%12 to 14 years
  • 69.5%15 years
  • 48.3%16 and 17 years
  • 45.9%18 to 24 years
  • 32.1%25 to 34 years
  • 22.1%35 to 44 years
  • 28.9%45 to 54 years
  • 19.1%55 to 64 years
  • 15.0%65 to 74 years
  • 8.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Syracuse
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Syracuse,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 64.5%Under 5 years
  • 46.2%5 years
  • 48.9%6 to 11 years
  • 42.2%12 to 14 years
  • 41.0%15 years
  • 30.2%16 and 17 years
  • 52.5%18 to 24 years
  • 24.8%25 to 34 years
  • 30.3%35 to 44 years
  • 26.1%45 to 54 years
  • 24.9%55 to 64 years
  • 13.6%65 to 74 years
  • 8.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Syracuse, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Syracuse,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 22.7%Under 5 years
  • 20.5%5 years
  • 18.3%6 to 11 years
  • 12.9%12 to 14 years
  • 11.1%15 years
  • 11.7%16 and 17 years
  • 30.4%18 to 24 years
  • 14.2%25 to 34 years
  • 9.1%35 to 44 years
  • 6.4%45 to 54 years
  • 7.5%55 to 64 years
  • 3.7%65 to 74 years
  • 2.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Syracuse, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Syracuse, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Syracuse, NY (%)
  • 21.1%White
  • 40.7%Black
  • 32.2%American Indian
  • 40.0%Asian
  • 14.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 49.1%Other race
  • 42.8%2+ races
  • 58.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Syracuse, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Syracuse, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 12,308White
  • 17,474Black
  • 373American Indian
  • 3,365Asian
  • 6Native Hawaiian
  • 1,539Other race
  • 3,0782+ races
  • 7,429Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 31.4%Below poverty level
  • 68.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 38.1%Below poverty level
  • 61.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Syracuse, NY

Children below poverty level:
Syracuse, New York:

47.2%
State:

19.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Syracuse:

33.1%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Syracuse:

47.2%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 22.2%Married-couple family
  • 17.4%Male, no wife present
  • 60.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Syracuse not in families by work experience
  • 1.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 47.0%Worked part-time
  • 51.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 3.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 18.6%Both worked part-time
  • 30.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 32.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.6%1999 to 2000
  • 1.4%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 1.7%1980 to 1989
  • 0.9%1970 to 1979
  • 4.3%1960 to 1969
  • 15.9%1950 to 1959
  • 12.7%1940 to 1949
  • 61.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.6%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 1.1%1980 to 1989
  • 1.2%1970 to 1979
  • 5.8%1960 to 1969
  • 17.1%1950 to 1959
  • 12.2%1940 to 1949
  • 60.8%1939 or earlier
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