Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Syracuse is a city in New York with a population of 144,350. Syracuse is in Onondaga County. Living in Syracuse offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Syracuse there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Syracuse and residents tend to be liberal.
About Syracuse...
Population
144,350

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Syracuse
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Syracuse Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    424
    283
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    68
    41
  • Robbery
    199
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    800
    500
  • Theft
    2,307
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    259
    284
Home Security Options for Syracuse
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,704
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Jobs in Syracuse

Job Search by
No job listings match your search criteria.
Places like Syracuse
More

Syracuse Reviews

333 reviews
All Categories
Syracuse is home for me, so I'm not biased at all! Phenomenal food and craft beer scene. Small enough city to get around easily with most everything you would want. Eclectic neighborhood pockets all over town that are very quaint and unique. There is a real sense of cohesive community throughout downtown Syracuse, but the City has its struggles like any other location.
Start Your Review of Syracuse
Rate It!
Syracuse fosters racism. Syracuse is ideal for Caucasians in general and Caucasian families, but there is a diverse population. Syracuse is more affordable than other areas and yet there are efforts underway to exploit the community and constant attempts to increase/drastically increase the cost of living. The commute is great - you can basically get to any part of the area in 15 minutes or less and in 30 minutes of less if you are visiting outlying areas. Syracuse offers jobs, but the institutionalized racism (and sexism) does not make it an ideal city for those who want advancement and growth opportunities.
Syracuse is a great place to live. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. There are many great aspects all across Syracuse. Any activity in mind, Syracuse has that! From country woods to city streets there is everything for everyones needs!