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2.34% growth
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The economy of Syracuse, NY employs 58,655 people. The economy of Syracuse, NY is specialized in Educational Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.62; 1.44; and 1.17 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Syracuse, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,725), Educational Services (8,838), and Retail trade (6,890), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($48,583), Utilities ($47,368), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,337).

Median household income in Syracuse, NY is $32,704. Males in Syracuse, NY have an average income that is 1.01 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,545. The income inequality of Syracuse, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Syracuse, NY. In Onondaga County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,233. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Syracuse, NY is from the county of Onondaga County, NY.

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Syracuse, NY is home to a population of 144,350 people, from which 92.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Syracuse, NY is composed of 73,867 White residents (51.2%), 40,304 Black residents (27.9%), 12,498 Hispanic residents (8.66%), 9,575 Asian residents (6.63%), and 6,392 Two+ residents (4.43%). The most common foreign languages in Syracuse, NY are Spanish (8,304 speakers), Chinese (2,151 speakers), and African Languages (1,859 speakers), but compared to other places, Syracuse, NY has a relative high number of African Languages (1,859 speakers), Other Indic (1,628 speakers), and Other Asian (1,566 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Syracuse, NY awarded 9,391 degrees. The student population of Syracuse, NY is skewed towards females, with 4,132 male students and 5,259 female students. Most students in Syracuse, NY are White (5,531 and 58.9%), followed by Black or African American (652 and 6.94%), Hispanic or Latino (620 and 6.6%), and Asian (551 and 5.87%). The largest universities in Syracuse, NY by number of graduates are Syracuse University (6,926 and 73.8%), Le Moyne College (912 and 9.7%), and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (589 and 6.27%). The most popular majors in Syracuse, NY are General Psychology (315 and 3.35%), General Biological Sciences (233 and 2.48%), and General Finance (229 and 2.44%). The median tuition costs in Syracuse, NY are $43,440 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Syracuse, NY is $89,900, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $88,800 to $89,900, a 1.24% increase. The homeownership rate of Syracuse, NY is 38.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Syracuse, NY have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Syracuse, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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