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. Much of the housing stock in East Syracuse was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages, East Syracuse isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Syracuse are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.33%), sales jobs (15.14%), and food service (10.90%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.46% 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.

One of the benefits of East Syracuse is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.92 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

For a small village, East Syracuse has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in East Syracuse exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In terms of college education, East Syracuse is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.36% 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 $19,707, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,828 for a family of four. However, East Syracuse contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 French .

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