Syracuse, New York

city in and county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States

Syracuse is a city in the U.S. state of New York. It is also the county seat of Onondaga County. Syracuse has a population of 148,620[3]and a metropolitan area population of 662,000.[4]

Syracuse, New York
City
Flag of Syracuse, New York
Nickname(s): 
The Salt City, 'Cuse, The Emerald City, The Heart of New York, The Paris of New York
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Coordinates: 43°02′49″N 76°08′40″W / 43.04694°N 76.14444°W / 43.04694; -76.14444
Country United States
State New York
RegionCentral New York
MetroSyracuse Metropolitan Statistical Area
CountyOnondaga
Incorporated (village)1825; 199 years ago (1825)
Incorporated (city)1847; 177 years ago (1847)
Named forSyracuse, Sicily
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor-council
 • MayorBen Walsh (I)
 • Common Council
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Area
 • City25.64 sq mi (66.41 km2)
 • Land25.06 sq mi (64.90 km2)
 • Water0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)  2.15%
Elevation
380–440 ft (116–135 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City148,620
 • Density5,930.80/sq mi (2,289.88/km2)
 • Urban
413,660 (US: 102nd)
 • Urban density2,291.3/sq mi (884.7/km2)
 • Metro
662,057 (US: 91st)
 • CSA
738,305 (US: 72nd)
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DemonymSyracusan
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code
132xx
Area codes315, 680
FIPS code36-73000
GNIS feature ID0966966
Websitewww.syr.gov

Syracuse is sometimes called the "Salt City" because salt mining was once the main industry. Syracuse is named after Syracuse, Sicily, a city on the Italian island of Sicily.

Syracuse is home to Syracuse University and many company company offices.

History

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French missionaries were the first Europeans to be in this area.

References

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  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. "QuickFacts: Syracuse city, New York". census.gov. Archived from the original on November 23, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/syracusecitynewyork/PST045219. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Syracuse Metro Area - FEDERAL RESERVE BANK of NEW YORK". www.newyorkfed.org. Retrieved August 13, 2023.