Community: Utica


Utica, New York is a city in the state of New York, and the county seat of Oneida County. The City of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley and the Leatherstocking Region in Eastern New York State. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities. Utica and the neighboring city of Rome are principal cities of the Utica–Rome, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Why we call the Mohawk Valley home . . .

The Valley offers an affordable cost of living and has some of the most attractive housing rates in the country.This, paired with its award winning public school systems and low crime rates, make the region and ideal place to raise a family.

From four-season recreation to cultural activities, the Mohawk Valley has something for everyone.The Adirondack Mountains, a six-million acre state park, are only an hour drive to the North and the Catskill Mountains are located to the South. Sports and recreation in the area include hiking, mountain biking, boating, golfing, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and college sporting events.

Arts and entertainment are at their best in the Mohawk Valley. Munson-Williams Proctor Institute (MWPI) houses the works of Picasso, Dali, Moore, Pollack, Burchfield and more. The MWPI School of Art is affiliated with Pratt Institute, New York City. The Stanley Performing Arts Center hosts the Broadway Theater League, Great Artists Series and the Mohawk Valley Ballet and Leatherstocking Ballet companies. In addition, the area features first-class hotels, restaurants, and an ever-expanding casino with world-class golf and tennis facilities.

 

Location

Utica is a city in and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 62,235 at the 2010 census, an increase of 2.6% from the 2000 census.

The city of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley in Central New York. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities. Utica and the neighboring city of Rome are principal cities of the Utica–Rome, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Oneida and Herkimer countiesThe Erie Canal, the Mohawk River, and the New York State Thruway pass through the north part of the city. The city is adjacent to the border of Herkimer County, New York.

Background

City leaders and local entrepreneurs tried to build on the city's losses. In 1997 the former GE-Lockheed facility was purchased by ConMed Corporation (founded by Utica local Eugene Corasanti) for use as a manufacturing facility and the company's worldwide headquarters, bringing 500 new jobs to the area. The Boehlert Center at the newly restored, historic Union Station in downtown Utica is a regional transportation hub for Amtrak and the Adirondack Scenic Railway. Next door to Union Station is The Children's Museum of History, Science & Technology, a 5 story building built in the 1890s.

Despite the obvious economic growth in its suburbs, downtown Utica continues to be the focus of regional economic revitalization efforts, most notably in the area of arts and entertainment. Anchored by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, the construction of a new home for the Players of Utica, and the recent expansion of the historic Stanley Theatre, the Oneida Square Arts District is becoming a vibrant neighborhood once again. The popularity of Utica College Pioneer Men's Division III Hockey continue to attract people to a downtown that was quite desolate in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. Night life in Utica has been significantly affected with Utica Monday Nite and the recent Saranac Thursday Night party with proceeds being donated to the United Way. Since its inception in 1998, the festivities, which include beer, soft drinks, food, and live music, has continued to draw thousands to Utica's westside brewery district, invigorating nearby taverns and eateries. 

Employment

  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Healthcare 

  • FAXTON-ST LUKE'S HEALTHCARE (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1656 CHAMPLIN AVENUE)
  • ST ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2209 GENESEE STREET)
  • "ROME MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC" (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; ROME, NY)
  • LITTLE FALLS HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 19 miles away; LITTLE FALLS, NY)
  • ONEIDA HEALTHCARE CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 21 miles away; ONEIDA, NY)

 

Colleges/Universities

Opportunities for higher education are abundant in the Mohawk Valley. Local colleges and universities offer a wide-range of two-year, four-year and graduate level programs.With 14 higher education institutions in the area, the Mohawk Valley is home to many excellent educators and talented students.

  • Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch ( Location: 1101 Sherman Dr; Public)
  • Utica College (Location: 1600 Burrstone Rd; Private, not-for-profit;)
  • SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome (Location: Horatio Street; Public)
  • Utica School of Commerce (Location: 201 Bleecker St; Private, for-profit)
  • Saint Elizabeth College of Nursing (Location: 2215 Genessee St; Private, not-for-profit)
  • Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology (ocation: Champlin Rd; Private, not-for-profit)
  • Saint Elizabeth Medical Center School of Radiography Location: 2209 Genesee Street; Private, not-for-profit)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 13 miles; Herkimer, NY)
  • Colgate University (about 25 miles; Hamilton, NY)
  • Morrisville State College (about 25 miles; Morrisville, NY)
  • Le Moyne College (about 44 miles; Syracuse, NY)
  • SUNY College at Oneonta (about 45 miles; Oneonta, NY)
  • Syracuse University (about 46 miles; Syracuse, NY)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 48 miles; Cobleskill, NY)

Weather

Utica, NY climate is mild during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 60's and very cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 20's.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 83.20 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 12.60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 25 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Utica is 41.90 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is September with an average rainfall of 4.40 Inches

 

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