Syracuse, New York

Syracuse (/ˈsɪrəkjz, ˈsɛr-, -kjs/)[2][3][4] is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States. It is the fifth-most populous city in the state of New York following New York City, Buffalo, Yonkers and Rochester.

Syracuse, New York
Clockwise from top: Downtown Syracuse, Destiny USA, Inner Harbor, Upstate University Hospital, Carrier Dome, Clinton Square in winter, Syracuse from University Hill
Nickname(s): 
The Salt City, 'Cuse, The Emerald City, The Heart of New York
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Syracuse
Location in state of New York and the US
Syracuse
Syracuse (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°02′49″N 76°08′40″W
Country United States
State New York
RegionCentral New York
MetroSyracuse Metropolitan Area
CountyOnondaga
Incorporated1825 (village)
Incorporated1847 (city)
Named forSyracuse, Sicily
Government
  TypeStrong mayor-council
  MayorBen Walsh (I)
  Common Council
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Area
  City25.57 sq mi (66.21 km2)
  Land24.98 sq mi (64.71 km2)
  Water0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)  2.15%
Elevation
380−440 ft (116−135 m)
Population
 (2020)
  City148,620
  Density5,696.73/sq mi (2,199.55/km2)
  Metro
662,577
Demonym(s)Syracusan
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code
132xx
Area codes315, 680
FIPS code36-73000
GNIS feature ID0966966
Websitewww.syrgov.net

At the 2020 census, the city's population was 148,620 and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,057. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over one million inhabitants. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex. Syracuse was named after the classical Greek city Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.

Historically, the city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90. Its airport is the largest in the region.

Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and Le Moyne College.