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De Witt is a town in Onondaga County, in the Syracuse metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after New York Gov. DeWitt Clinton; another says it was named for settler Moses DeWitt, the governor's cousin
The latitude of De Witt is 43.049N. The longitude is -76.07W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 417 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,071.
Sections below provide additional information and links about De Witt 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 13224 ZIP code.
16% of De Witt residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the De Witt ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in De Witt was $29,198, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of De Witt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in De Witt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $489. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.
Libraries in De Witt include East Syracuse Free Library ... View libraries
Onondaga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our De Witt political report.
The average commute time for De Witt workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in De Witt between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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