Utica, NY

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Living in Utica

Utica is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 60,100 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Utica is the 14th largest community in New York. Utica has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Utica is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.03%), sales jobs (9.13%), and food service (7.31%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.09 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Utica citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.03% of adults 25 and older in Utica have a college degree.

The per capita income in Utica in 2010 was $21,581, 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 $86,324 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 12.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Utica include Italian, Irish, German, Yugoslavian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Utica's cultural character, accounting for 19.39% of the city’s population.

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