Utica is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 59,750 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Utica is the 14th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Utica was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Utica is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Utica is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Utica who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), sales jobs (8.91%), and food service (8.07%).
One of the benefits of Utica is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.60 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.
The percentage of adults in Utica who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.94% of the adults in Utica have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Utica in 2018 was $22,202, 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 $88,808 for a family of four. However, Utica contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Utica is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Utica home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Utica residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Utica also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.72% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Utica include Italian, Irish, German, Yugoslavian, and Polish.
Utica also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.01%.
The most common language spoken in Utica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.