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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Onondaga County is located in New York with a population of 467,669. Living in Onondaga County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Onondaga County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Onondaga County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Onondaga County are above average.
Population
467,669

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Onondaga County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    242.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    109.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    488.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,815
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Onondaga County Reviews

2 reviews
I love the county. There is so much to do in the summer and the people here are so nice. It is a wonderful place to live.
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It is a big county where I properly will stay here for next 2-3 years for school. It has almost everything I need for need.