East Syracuse, NY


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East Syracuse is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,010 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Syracuse is the 455th largest community in New York. East Syracuse has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

East Syracuse is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Syracuse is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Syracuse who work in office and administrative support (15.45%), sales jobs (14.10%), and food service (11.59%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.20% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.75 minutes getting to work every day.

Despite the fact that it is a small village, East Syracuse has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the village for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, East Syracuse is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.48% of adults 25 and older in East Syracuse have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Syracuse in 2010 was $21,560, which is low income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,240 for a family of four.

The people who call East Syracuse home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Syracuse residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Syracuse include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in East Syracuse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.