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Welcome to Syracuse ...

The city of Syracuse is located in Onondaga County<1> and is the County Seat for Onondaga County.

When the people of Syracuse refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Syracusan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Syracuse has a population of 142,000 people<3> (see below for details).

Syracuse was established in 1825.

The community of Syracuse is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Syracuse lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Syracuse is within the boundaries of the (315) area code.

The ZIP code for Syracuse: 13202<5>

Websites for Syracuse ...

Official Website:   www.syracuse.ny.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.syracusechamber.com/

Junior League:   www.JLSyracuse.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Syracuse had an population of 142,000 people. This is a decrease of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Syracuse had a population of 145,170 people (which is 31.08% of the total population of Onondaga County). This makes Syracuse the county's most populous community.

The population of Syracuse represents 0.75% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 145,170 people, the population of Syracuse decreased 1.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 147,306 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Syracuse.

Communities Also Named Syracuse ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Syracuse - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Kansas (4), Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Syracuse.

Communities near Syracuse ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Syracuse.

  • Clay [Onondaga County]
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    • Clay [Onondaga County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Syracuse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
  • Manlius [Onondaga County]
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    • Manlius [Onondaga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Syracuse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,593 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manlius have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manlius
  • Cicero [Onondaga County]
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    • Cicero [Onondaga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Syracuse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,692 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
  • Camillus [Onondaga County]
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    • Camillus [Onondaga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Syracuse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,261 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camillus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lysander [Onondaga County]
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      • Lysander [Onondaga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lysander have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Onondaga [Onondaga County]
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      • Onondaga [Onondaga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onondaga have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onondaga
    • Sullivan [Madison County]
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      • Sullivan [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sullivan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Van Buren [Onondaga County]
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      • Van Buren [Onondaga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Hastings [Oswego County]
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      • Hastings [Oswego County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hastings have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
    • Schroeppel [Oswego County]
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      • Schroeppel [Oswego County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Syracuse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schroeppel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schroeppel

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Syracuse. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Syracuse.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Syracuse. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Syracuse.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Syracuse. Our list includes 152 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Syracuse.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Syracuse ...

Looking for more information about Syracuse? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Syracuse, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Syracuse.

Adding Syracuse to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Syracuse in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Syracuse was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Syracuse on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Syracuse: www.syracuse.ny.us/

The official website for Onondaga County: www.ongov.net/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Onondaga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Syracuse refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Syracuse may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Syracuse.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Syracuse - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Syracuse). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Syracuse or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Syracuse) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Syracuse. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SyracuseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Syracuse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0496, Longitude: -76.1475    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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