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Numeric Data Resources: Syracuse/Onondaga

Numeric Data Resources can provide help with finding data to analyze for student and faculty research, data management and analysis, use of statistical software, especially SAS, Stata and SPSS, and advise on research methods, study design, and statistics.

Custom Data Search

This Google Custom search engine performs a search on websites that have been evaluated for their usefulness in providing data and statistics.Results will open in a new window.

Other Pages of Interest

Below are links to other pages that may be of interest to you.

Data Sources for Syracuse and Onondaga


This page lists various sources of information on the City of Syracuse and/or Onondaga County, New York. Please note that not all sources provide information for both the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County (i.e., there is no Onondaga County School District). Many of the links will take you directly to search results pages; others will bring you to the search forms, lists of links, or city/county/state government pages.

Please note that different sites provided data for different Census geographies. So you understand exactly what area is being described, you can refer to this map of the Syracuse area. We also have a map of Syracuse Neighborhoods (as defined by the Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today project).  There is also a list of all the Blocks, Block Groups, and Census Tracts that make up each Neighborhood.

The Syracuse Community Geography site is a very useful mapping site that also includes Syracuse neighborhoods as well as other geogrpahies in Onondaga County.

Additionally, the New York State Data Center compiles a vast amount of data at the city, county and state level. You can also find a vast amount of data at the New York Open Data Portal

Syracuse Census Data Files - Online Analysis

Numeric Data Resources now provides the ability to analyze and extract Census data for the city and metropolitan area of Syracuse, NY. online. Users are strongly urged to refer to the notes and other information contained in the online codebooks for each dataset.

  • 2000 Census of Population and HousingThis extract from the 2000 U.S. Census is for the city ("place" in Census terms) of Syracuse, NY. The data are at the block level; there are 2,038 blocks. There is an additional varibale named "NEIGHBORHOOD" that indicates in which neighborhood the block is located. The neighborhood designations were obtained from the Syracuse Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today project.


The datasets below were extracted, with permission, from data provided by the IPUMS project. Anyone using these data agrees to abide by the Citation and Use of IPUMS Data. Data for the entire country are available for download and online analysis at the IPUMS web site.


  • Public Use Microdata SamplesThe PUMS data are samples from various censuses where the data are provided at the person level. The data provided here begin in 1880, the earliest in which Syracuse is identifiable, to 2000. The area covered is the Syracuse metropolitan area; users are reminded that the exact geographic area comprising the Syracuse "metro" area has changed over time. Additionally, not all variables are available for all years.
  • 2005 American Community SurveyThis is the Public Use Microdata Sample data from the American Community Survey. As above, the geographic area covered is the Syracuse Metro area. The ACS will replace the long form of the decennial census in 2010.










Economic and Business


  • Economic Census Detailed Information This link brings you to a search form. Click on the "Geographies" button to search for Syracuse or Onondaga County. Note that in the instance, the City of Syracuse is an "Economic Place"
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Economy At A Glance: Syracuse










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