Income/capita 13%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 20%
IndexDowntownSyracuseNew York
Income per capita$33,740$20,594$34,212
Median household income$39,632$32,704$60,741
Median income owner occupied$0$60,559$83,277
Median income renter occupied$0$21,738$38,983
Median earnings male$42,358$24,644$40,464
Median earnings female$60,625$20,566$30,906
Unemployment rate3.7%6.1%4.8%
Poverty leveln/a33.6%15.5%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Downtown is 13% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Downtown is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Downtown is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Downtown is equal to the national average

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      Downtown median earnings by income bracket

      Downtown employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector9.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services7.4%10.9%
      Public administration10.1%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%3.5%
      Education, health & social services30.0%61.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Skaneateles, NY2,498$81,00046%
      Westvale, NY5,118$75,08536%
      Fayetteville, NY4,190$73,18932%
      Elbridge, NY987$68,95825%
      Manlius, NY4,600$65,37518%
      Syracuse, NY144,350$32,70441%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Savannah, GA144,717$37,10833%
      Metairie, LA144,772$54,1762%
      Mesquite, TX143,771$50,8048%
      Frisco, TX145,646$117,642113%
      Naperville, IL145,789$110,676100%
      Syracuse, NY144,350$32,70441%
      Source: The Downtown, Syracuse, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).