Syracuse, New York

Syracuse: The fifth most populous city in New York. It is located on Onondaga Lake in central New York. Syracuse is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Syracuse University and the Everson Museum of Art.

About

Syracuse is a city located in the county of Onondaga in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 145,170 and a population density of 2,189 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 141,229 inhabitants.

The city was created 176 years ago in 1847.

The area was originally inhabited by the Onondaga nation. Early European settlers established the village of Syracuse in 1825, which was centered around salt production. The Erie Canal was completed in 1825, connecting Syracuse to major eastern cities and boosting its commercial prominence.

Syracuse was incorporated as a city in 1847. It became a major hub for the abolitionist movement, earning it the nickname "The City of Genuine Freedom." After the Civil War, Syracuse grew as an industrial powerhouse with businesses like Crucible Steel and typewriter giant Smith Corona.

Key Facts About Modern Syracuse

Here are some key details about Syracuse today:

  • Population: Around 142,000 residents, making it the 5th largest city in New York.
  • Economy: Syracuse has a diverse economy today. Major industries include education, healthcare, technology, and manufacturing. Top employers are Syracuse University, Upstate University Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center.
  • Neighborhoods: Syracuse has several distinct districts like Armory Square, Tipperary Hill, University Hill, and Hanover Square. Each has its own culture and mix of residential, commercial, and industrial zones.
  • Attractions: Popular sites include the Everson Museum of Art, Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), Lakeview Amphitheater, and the historic Landmark Theatre.
  • Sports: Syracuse residents are passionate about Syracuse University athletics, especially men’s basketball and football. The city also has minor league baseball and hockey teams.

Syracuse continues to leverage its central New York location and strong local economy to attract new businesses and residents. The city celebrates its unique blend of history, sports fandom, and emerging high-tech industries.

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Location of Syracuse on New York map.

Quick Facts about Syracuse

Population : 141,229 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Onondaga County
Postal code : 13235
Phone Area Codes : 315
Area : 66.33 km2
Named for : Syracuse
Altitude : 381 feet / 116 meters
Capital city : Syracuse is capital of Onondaga County
Establishment : January 01, 1848 (176 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 12:33:14 (15th June 2024)
Density : 2,129 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.79% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Syracuse is located at 43°2'53"N 76°8'51"W (43.0481200, -76.1474200).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Syracuse decreased by 2.79% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 145,170 - census
2011 144,526 -0.45% estimation process
2012 144,414 -0.08% estimation process
2013 145,044 0.43% estimation process
2014 144,331 -0.49% estimation process
2015 143,816 -0.36% estimation process
2016 143,176 -0.45% estimation process
2017 142,287 -0.62% estimation process
2018 142,745 0.32% estimation process
2019 142,327 -0.29% estimation process
2020 141,229 -0.78% estimation process

Syracuse zip code is 13202. County name: Onondaga, County fips: 36067

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Best Things to Do in Syracuse

1 Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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2 Museum of Science & Technology

Rating: 4.6 (1269)

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3 Clinton Square Ice Rink

Rating: 4.4 (891)

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4 Thornden Park

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5 Inner Harbor

Rating: 4.3 (706)

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Inner Harbor

Where ot Eat in Syracuse

1 Dave & Buster's

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2 AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes

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3 Chuck E. Cheese

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4 Apex Entertainment Syracuse

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Where to Stay in Syracuse

1 Crowne Plaza Syracuse

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2 Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse Dewitt

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3 Quality Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

Rating: 3.4 (451)

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4 Quality Inn & Suites Downtown

Rating: 3.8 (386)

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Other Places in Syracuse

1 Syracuse City Hall

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Syracuse City Hall

2 ACCES-VR

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3 Syracuse City Clerk

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4 NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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5 Syracuse Assessment

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People born in Syracuse (200)

People born in Syracuse, including swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, world champion, world record-holder Dana Vollmer, actor Frank Whaley, musician Dave MacKay, .

List

  • Doris Kenyon (American actress (1897-1979)) she was born in 05/09/1897
  • Robert F. Engle (American economist) he was born in 01/01/1941
  • Carl Woese (American microbiologist and biophysicist) he was born in 15/07/1928
  • Mark Lombardi (American neo-conceptual artist whose art depicted diagrams of the social networks underlying global conspiracies (1951–2000)) he was born in 23/03/1951
  • Danny Schayes (American basketball player) he was born in 10/05/1959
  • Theodore Hesburgh (Congressional Gold Medal recipient) he was born in 25/05/1917
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (American comedian, actor, film director and screenwriter) he was born in 26/05/1962
  • Edward Schoeneck (American politician (1875-1951)) he was born in 01/08/1875
  • Rod Serling (American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator) he was born in 25/12/1924
  • James Nachtwey (American photographer) he was born in 14/03/1948
  • Jay Leach (American ice hockey player) he was born in 02/09/1979
  • Gary Lucas (American musician) he was born in 20/06/1952
  • Rory Cochrane (actor) he was born in 28/02/1972
  • Amanda Rogers (American pianist) she was born in 02/12/1982
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan (American actress) she was born in 25/05/1972
  • Peanuts Hucko (American jazz musician) he was born in 07/04/1918
  • Andray Blatche (American-Filipino basketball player) he was born in 22/08/1986
  • Andrew Loomis (American artist (1892-1959)) he was born in 01/01/1892

Schools in Syracuse

College & universities near Syracuse, NY

Code Name City ZIP
189574 Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse Syracuse (NY) 13203-2502
190451 Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Syracuse (NY) 13210-1687
457846 Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Syracuse Syracuse (NY) 13210
196413 Syracuse University Syracuse (NY) 13244
195191 St. Joseph's College of Nursing Syracuse (NY) 13203

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Syracuse, NY

Code Name Address Type
SYR William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center 131 Alliance Bank Parkway RAIL
NYF Empire Expo Center 581 State Fair Blvd RAIL
ROM Rome station 6599 Martin Street RAIL
UCA Union Station 321 Main St. RAIL
ROC Louise M. Slaughter Rochester Station 320 Central Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Syracuse

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Syracu Post Office Syracuse (NY) 13201
Federal Station Post Office Syracuse (NY) 13261
Franklin Squar Post Office Syracuse (NY) 13218
Syracuse University Post Office Syracuse (NY) 13235
Teall Post Office Syracuse (NY) 13217

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Onondaga County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Onondaga County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Clay 54,375 Town of the United States
Manlius 31,593 Village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States
Cicero 28,826 Town in Onondaga County, New York, USA
De Witt 24,962 Town in Onondaga County, New York, USA
Lysander 22,919 City in Onondaga County, New York, United States of America
Van Buren 13,332 Town in New York, United States
Fairmount 10,224 Town in Indiana, United States
Baldwinsville 7,791 Village in Onondaga County, New York
Pompey 7,285 Town in Onondaga County, New York, United States
North Syracuse 6,595 Village in New York, USA
Mattydale 6,446 Census-designated place in Onondaga County, New York
Solvay 6,256 Village located in Onondaga County, New York, United States of America
Marcellus 6,020 Town in Onondaga County, New York, United States
Elbridge 5,691 Town in Onondaga County, New York, United States
Westvale 4,963 Census designated place
LaFayette 4,794 City in Onondaga County, New York, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Syracuse distances to largest New York cities