Utica is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 61,100 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, Utica isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Utica are a mix 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 (15.74%), sales jobs (8.70%), and food service (7.37%).
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 18.54 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Utica are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.57% of adults in Utica have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Utica in 2010 was $17,897, 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 $71,588 for a family of four. However, Utica contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Utica also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.71% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 10.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Utica include Irish, German, Polish, and Yugoslavian.
In addition, Utica has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.16%).
The most common language spoken in Utica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.