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Utica, New York

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This article is about Utica in New York, USA. For other places with this name, see Utica.


Utica, New York is a city in New York State, the county seat of Oneida County in the USA.

The City of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley.

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History

Utica was incorporated as a city in 1832. In the late 18th century, the name Utica was picked at random from a hat. The name originates from the classical North African city of Utica (in present-day Tunisia). A typical upstate New York city, Utica is going through urban decline, but the arrival of Bosnia immigrants over the past several years have invigorated the economy. Utica has one of the largest population of Bosnians outside of the country of Bosnia.

Geography

The Erie Canal and the New York State Thruway pass through the north part of the city. The Mohawk River flows through the city. The city is adjacent to the border of Herkimer County, New York.

Utica is located at 43°5'48" North, 75°13'55" West (43.096569, -75.231887)Template:GR in the Mohawk River Valley region of New York State.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.0 km² (16.6 mi²). 42.3 km² (16.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.57% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 60,651 people, 25,100 households, and 14,231 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,432.3/km² (3,710.0/mi²). There are 29,186 housing units at an average density of 689.2/km² (1,785.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 79.42% White, 12.92% African American, 0.28% Native American, 2.21% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. 5.79% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 25,100 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.5% are married couples living together, 16.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% are non-families. 37.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $24,916, and the median income for a family is $33,818. Males have a median income of $27,126 versus $21,676 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,248. 24.5% of the population and 19.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 38.0% of those under the age of 18 and 12.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Additional facts about Utica

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,651. A 2003 estimate projected that Utica's population had shrunk to 59,947.

Frank Woolworth opened the first of many of his 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores on February 22, 1879 in Utica.

Utica is the site of the Boilermaker Road Race and the Running Hall of Fame. Universities in Utica include Utica College, State University of New York Institute of Technology, Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, and Mohawk Valley Community College. Nearby colleges include Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Several widely distributed beers are brewed at the historic F.X. Matt Brewery including Saranac, and Utica Club. Other famous sites include Utica Zoo, Munson Williams Art Museum, Children's Museum, Baggs Square and the Oriskany Monument.

Utica is the birth place of Isaac Singer and former Mouseketeers Annette Funicello.

The current mayor is Timothy Julian, who took office in 2000. He was re-elected in 2003 for a full four-year term.

Unique foods that are popular in the area include:


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