Onondaga County, NY

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2022 Population
472,637
0.418% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.254% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
0.655% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,479
8.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,800
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
225,907
0.569% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Onondaga County, NY had a population of 473k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $71,479. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Onondaga County, NY declined from 474,621 to 472,637, a −0.418% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,012 to $71,479, a 8.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Onondaga County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.99%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.9%).

None of the households in Onondaga County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Onondaga County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Onondaga County, NY are Syracuse University (196413) (7,299 degrees awarded in 2022), Le Moyne College (1,069 degrees), and Onondaga Community College (920 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Onondaga County, NY was $172,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.3%.

Most people in Onondaga County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Onondaga County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Onondaga County, NY is home to a population of 473k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.68% of Onondaga County, NY residents were born outside of the country (36.3k people).

In 2022, there were 7.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (355k people) in Onondaga County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Onondaga County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Onondaga County, NY was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Onondaga County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    355k ± 717
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    49.2k ± 1.17k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 1.41k
5.41%
Hispanic Population
25.6k people

In 2022, there were 7.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (355k people) in Onondaga County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 49.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.41% of the people in Onondaga County, NY are hispanic (25.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Onondaga County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
36.3k people
7.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
37k people

As of 2022, 7.68% of Onondaga County, NY residents (36.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Onondaga County, NY was 7.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,589 ± 546
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,393 ± 513
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,703 ± 389

Onondaga County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Onondaga County, NY employs 226k people. The largest industries in Onondaga County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,280 people), Educational Services (33,369 people), and Retail Trade (24,057 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,226), Public Administration ($70,893), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,737).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

226k
2022 Value
± 3,452
0.569%
1 Year growth
± 2.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Onondaga County, NY grew at a rate of 0.569%, from 225k employees to 226k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Onondaga County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,180 people), Management Occupations (22,780 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,193 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Onondaga County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

226k
2022 Value
± 3,452
0.569%
1 Year growth
± 2.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Onondaga County, NY grew at a rate of 0.569%, from 225k employees to 226k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Onondaga County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,280 people), Educational Services (33,369 people), and Retail Trade (24,057 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Onondaga County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Onondaga County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,592
Median earning men ± $1,195
$42,771
Median earning women ± $1,232

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($84,026), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,542), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,413).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,529), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,684), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,336).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,573
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,945
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,646
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Onondaga County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.4%), followed by Other (1.54%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Onondaga County, NY awarded 11,390 degrees. The student population of Onondaga County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 17,145 male students and 21,139 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Onondaga County, NY are White (6,986 and 68%), followed by Black or African American (905 and 8.82%), Hispanic or Latino (889 and 8.66%), and Asian (648 and 6.31%).

The largest universities in Onondaga County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Syracuse University (196413) (7,299 and 64.1%), Le Moyne College (1,069 and 9.39%), and Onondaga Community College (920 and 8.08%).

The most popular majors in Onondaga County, NY are Registered Nursing (480 and 4.21%), General Business Administration & Management (459 and 4.03%), and General Psychology (392 and 3.44%).

The median tuition costs in Onondaga County, NY are $36,320 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $18,405 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Onondaga County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 38,284 (44.8% men and 55.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 38,284 students enrolled in Onondaga County, NY, 44.8% men and 55.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 21,451 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 387 degrees awarded
  2. 258 degrees awarded
  3. 194 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Onondaga County, NY was General Psychology with 387 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Onondaga County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,299 degrees awarded
  2. 1,069 degrees awarded
  3. 920 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Syracuse University (196413) with 7,299 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,929 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Onondaga County, NY, which is 0.763 times less than the 6,461 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,986 degrees mean that there were 7.72 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 905 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,593) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,582) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Onondaga County, NY was $172,800 in 2022, which is 0.613 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $154,100 to $172,800, a 12.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Onondaga County, NY is 65.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Onondaga County, NY have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Onondaga County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Onondaga County, NY is $71,479. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Onondaga County, NY was Census Tract 148 with a value of $143,125, followed by Census Tract 147 and Census Tract 152.03, with respective values of $141,213 and $132,054.

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Onondaga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.225%.

Property

$172,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,567
$125,899
Median Property Taxes
±$2,223

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Onondaga County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.3% of the housing units in Onondaga County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 148
  2. Census Tract 147
  3. Census Tract 152.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Onondaga County, NY was Census Tract 148 with a value of $143,125, followed by Census Tract 147 and Census Tract 152.03, with respective values of $141,213 and $132,054.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Onondaga County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$71,479
Median Household Income
± $1,125
193k
Number of Households
± 3,062

In 2022, the median household income of the 193k households in Onondaga County, NY grew to $71,479 from the previous year's value of $66,012.

The following chart displays the households in Onondaga County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Onondaga County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.88%)
  3. Carpooled (7.99%)

In 2022, 74.3% of workers in Onondaga County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.88%) and those who carpooled to work (7.99%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Onondaga County, NY have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Onondaga County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Onondaga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.225%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Onondaga County, NY (63.1k out of 454k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Onondaga County, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.6% of the children was living in poverty in Onondaga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 318 in Onondaga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 38.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.5% of the population of Onondaga County, NY has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Onondaga County, NY see 1049 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1301 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 344 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,049 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Onondaga County, NY

Primary care physicians in Onondaga County, NY see an average of 1,049 patients per year. This represents a 1.22% decrease from the previous year (1,062 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.46%
Uninsured
50.4%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Onondaga County, NY grew by 2.56% from 3.37% to 3.46%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 43.9 in Onondaga County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.3% in Onondaga County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.84% in Onondaga County, NY.

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