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Utica is a city in Oneida County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after city of Africa

The latitude of Utica is 43.100N. The longitude is -75.233W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 456 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 59,485.


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Median household income
Local
$24,916
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Utica demographic reports
Utica is on the Mohawk River
Former and merged names include:
· Old Fort Schuyler
The site was developed in 1758 as Old Fort Schuyler.

Once a textile center. During World War II, the Savage Arms Company made Thompson submachine guns and Utica Cutlery made bayonets.

Welsh immigrants settled in the region in the late 18th century.
Site of Guinness World Record for "Biggest Doughnut," achieved in 1993 when a local radio station and local bakeries prepared a 1.5-ton jelly doughnut
Public transportation: Utica Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 409. The number of murders and homicides was 7. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1977 movie, "Slap Shot"
Setting for 1939 movie, "Drums Along the Mohawk"
Well-known residents have included:
· Annette Funicello, actress
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum & Twirlers Hall of Fame, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
Colleges and universities: Utica College of Syracuse University, Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch, SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 84

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Utica demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oneida County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Utica-Rome area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Utica residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Utica ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Utica was $15,248, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Utica residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Utica include Lower Genesee Street Historic District, Rutger - Steuben Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Utica, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.


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Libraries in Utica include Utica Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Utica include Utica Observer-Dispatch

TV stations in Utica include WFXV, WKTV, WUTR.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRVN., WUNY.

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Oneida County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Utica political report.

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Traffic

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

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Utica between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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