Utica, NY

Utica profile

Living in Utica

Utica is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 65,283 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 (13.06%), sales jobs (8.91%), and food service (8.07%).

One of the benefits of Utica is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.60 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Utica is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.94% of adults 25 and older in Utica have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Utica in 2018 was $22,202, 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 $88,808 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 12.72% 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 20.01% of the city’s population.

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