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Welcome to Utica ...

The city of Utica is located in Oneida County<1> and is the County Seat for Oneida County.

Utica was established in 1704.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Utica has a population of 59,637 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Utica is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Utica is within the (315) area code.

The ZIP code for Utica: 13501<5>

Websites for Utica ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Utica had an population of 59,637 people. This is a decrease of 4.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Utica had a population of 62,235 people (or 26.5% of the total population of Oneida County). This makes Utica the county's most populous community.

The population of Utica represents 0.32% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 62,235 people, the population of Utica increased 2.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 60,651 people).

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

Communities Also Named Utica ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Utica - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Utica ...

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

  • Rome
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Ilion
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ilion have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ilion
    • Ilion is located in Herkimer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,616 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Ilion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ilion <6>
  • Herkimer
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Trenton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton is located in Oneida County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Trenton
  • Little Falls
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Sherrill
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Mohawk
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Frankfort
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankfort
    • Frankfort is located in Herkimer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,403 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Frankfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankfort <6>
  • Clinton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton is located in Oneida County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,693 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton <6>
  • Waterville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)

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 Utica. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Utica.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Utica. 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 Utica.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Utica. Our list includes 162 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Utica.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Utica ...

Looking for more information about Utica? 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 Utica, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Utica.

Adding Utica to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Utica was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Utica post office opened in 1799.

We also found Utica in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Utica.

The official website for Utica:

The official website for Oneida County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Oneida, 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 Utica 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 Utica 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 Utica.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Utica - 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 Utica). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Utica or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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