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Syracuse is a city in Onondaga County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after ancient Sicilian city.

The latitude of Syracuse is 43.048N. The longitude is -76.147W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 144,001.


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Median household income
Local
$25,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Syracuse demographic reports
Syracuse is at the mouth of the Onondaga Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Bogardus Corners
· Corinth
· Cossitts Corners
· Milan
· South Salina
The city's early economy was based on salt production.
A Syracuse shoe company patented the world's first loafer in 1933.
Public transportation: Centro (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,383. The number of murders and homicides was 17. The violent crime rate was 9.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1977 movie, "Slap Shot"
Well-known residents have included:
· Tom Cruise, actor
· John Berendt, author
· Milton Waldo Manchett, inventor of the dental chair
· Bob Golthwait, comedian
· Vanessa Williams, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • New York State Fair - Aug. 23-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • New York State Blues Festival - July 21-22, 2007
  • Winterfest - Feb. 14-25, 2007
  • Polish Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Syracuse web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Syracuse Opera, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Beaver Lake Nature Center, Oneida Lake
Syracuse attractions: Armory Square, Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Sports teams: SkyChiefs (minor league baseball), Crunch (AHL)
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Erie Canal Museum, Everson Museum of Art, Fire Museum of Syracuse, Museum of Automobile History, Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)
Colleges and universities: Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Onondaga Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 124
Quotes:
I am here in a most wonderful out-of-the-world place, which looks as if it had begun to be built yesterday, and were going to be imperfectly knocked together with a nail or two the day after tomorrow.
-- Letter, 1869
Charles Dickens

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Neighborhoods in Syracuse include Brighton, Downtown Syracuse, Eastwood, Elmwood, Far Westside, Lakefront, Lincoln Park, Meadowbrook, Near Eastside, Near Northside ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Syracuse include Brighton, Downtown Syracuse, Eastwood, Elmwood, Far Westside, Lakefront, Lincoln Park, Meadowbrook, Near Eastside, Near Northside ... More neighborhood info

Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Syracuse demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Onondaga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Syracuse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13290 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Syracuse residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Syracuse ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Dinner at a bistro in Armory Square, rehabilitated commercial district; Dinosaur Barbeque for ribs and live blues; coffee and scones at the Coffee Cave on Marshall Street

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Syracuse was $15,168, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Syracuse residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Syracuse include Armory Square Historic District, Hanover Square Historic District, Hawley-Green Street Historic District, North Salina Street Historic District, South Salina Street Historic District, Walnut Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Syracuse, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $921.


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Libraries

Libraries in Syracuse include Beauchamp Branch Library, Betts Branch Library, Fairmount Community Library, Hazard Branch Library, Mundy Branch Library, Onondaga County Public Library, Onondaga Free Library, Paine Branch Library, Petit Branch Library, Soule Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Syracuse include Syracuse Post-Standard

TV stations in Syracuse include WBLZ-LP, WCNY, WSYR, WNYS, WONO-CA, WSPX, WSTM, WSYT, WTVH.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WAER., WCNY-FM., WRVD.

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Politics

Onondaga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Syracuse political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Syracuse workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Syracuse between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ I am here in a most wonderful out-of-the-world place, which looks as if it had begun to be built yesterday, and were going to be imperfectly knocked together with a nail or two the day after tomorrow. ”
~ Letter, 1869
Charles Dickens

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