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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Utica is a town in New York with a population of 61,114. Utica is in Oneida County. Living in Utica offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Utica there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Utica and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Utica are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$689
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Utica 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
    354.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    5
    6.1
  • Rape
    69.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    129.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    622.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,554.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Utica

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,873
National
$55,322
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Utica Reviews

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I love the food in Utica, I believe it to be one of the places places to have the greatest chicken riggies, Utica greens and tomato pie! One of the things that needs to be changed are the roads- they are the worst and I experienced through all parts including the major areas of Cornhill, West Utica, East Utica, South and surprisingly even North. More programs as well such as after care/school programs to be available to the youth. Provide more stability for the children so they can have less involvement on the streets and I would be more than willing to do anything to help/volunteer my time and services.
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I think that Utica is an excellent place to grow up in, especially with all the diversity and living areas. I grew up here, and went to H.R. Jones Elementary school, where i was very happy at. Everything is very tight knit, including neighborhoods and the workplace. Mostly everything is within walking distance or a short car ride. It has a lot of historical value as well, including Hotel Utica.
Utica has many amazing things to offer; authentic restaurants of every origin, Arts, night life and shopping.
My only complaint is right in Utica itself the roads are awful, there is crime and there is a drug problem. I suppose that’s expected with any city, but the surrounding towns like New Hartford and Clinton do not have these issues. I know there’s not a lot that can be done about that so it’s a complaint that’s hardly worth mentioning, but it’s what I personally don’t like.
Overall, I love what Utica offers and I think it has a lot to do with the Refugee Center we have that brings in so many nationalities, making Utica diverse and helping to bring in more people who care about the city. There have been too many years of most of the residents (including slumlords and drug dealers) not caring.