Onondaga County is located in central New York. The County Seat is Syracuse and the largest city is Syracuse. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ongov.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 468,196 and the 2010 census population was 467,031. The land area is 778.39 square miles and there are 600 persons per square mile.
81.4% of the population is White, 11.5% is Black or African American, 4.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 89.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $132,300, there are 184,855 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,746, the median household income is $54,242, and 14.8% of the persons in Onondaga County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 36,708. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,363,051, and sales per capita were $14,048. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.1%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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