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3,500 Downtown Syracuse Residential Population

67%

10 Year Downtown Population Increase

By 2020, Downtown Syracuse is poised to see more than 500 new apartments added, expanding the hours of downtown activity.

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How are Downtown Residents Spending their Money?

**

284

$

Residents spend the most on food/beverage

55

per month

Dining Habits

On average, Downtown residents treat themselves to:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Drinks & Appetizers

3

times/month

5

times/month

6

times/month

at least

times/month

nearly

6

$284.55

$300 $250 $200

Downtown Residents’ Average Monthly Spending

$150

By Category

$100

$88.01

$86.02 $62.08

Total Monthly Spending:

$520.60 $520.60

$50 $0

Retail

Services

Food & Beverage

Entertainment

* Data taken from the Downtown Committee of Syracuse Resident Survey, Fall 2016 ** Residents reside in 13202 zip code.

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Who are Downtown Syracuse’s Residents?

71%

87%

do not have kids

under age 35 yrs

They’re well educated. 89% hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher

They’re serious about work. 80% are employed full-time

83%

17%

are current students

Many want to live where they work. 55% both live and work in Downtown Syracuse

They tend to have a higher reported income. 33% of survey respondents reported household income of $100,000 or more

Seek a connection to their neighbors and want to be more involved with their neighborhood

Top industries in which downtown residents are employed:

18% Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

17% Health Care and Social Assistance

11% Education and Training

11% Information Media and Telecommunications

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Spotlight on Residents

What do Residents Feel Would Improve Their Downtown Living Experience? In an open-ended question, the Fall 2016 Downtown Resident Survey asked Downtown residents to list anything that came to mind that would improve their experience living in Downtown Syracuse. Nearly half of Downtown residents respondents (48%) volunteered that having a grocery store/market/fresh produce in Downtown Syracuse would improve their Downtown living experience. Some said any market with fresh produce would do, while others requested brand-name supermarkets. A sample of write-in comments is provided below:

“A grocery store would dramatically improve my downtown living experience.” “A true grocery store that was within walking distance would be a godsend for downtown.”

“It cannot be emphasized enough how much we need a grocery store.”

“A healthy food market with fresh local foods would be amazing.”

“… a downtown grocery store would be life changing.”

“Full grocery store within walking distance.”

“We need a full service grocery store in the heart of downtown.”

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What are Residents Saying About Service and Retail in Downtown Syracuse? Needed Services* Items that at least 50% of residents said were needed Downtown include:

81%

74%

Bakery with evening/ weekend hours

Bookstore

83%

Extended pharmacy / drug store hours

96%

78%

77%

Winery/distillery/ tasting room

Expanded restaurant hours

Full-Service Grocery Store

Drycleaner

73%

Shared marketplace for international foods

67%

Men’s and women’s basic clothing

71%

Shared marketplace for small retailers/entrepreneurs

68%

Packing and shipping

68%

Expanded retail hours

70%

Tailor/seamstress

59% 59%

Juice/smoothie bar

71%

Pet-friendly eateries/ expanded outdoor seating

61%

Off-leash dog park

Services Worth Exploring Beauty retailers

46%

Newsstand

49%

Toy store / Children’s bookstore Vegetarian or vegan restaurants

42% 47%

Stationery

48% 47%

Pet grooming/ Pet supplies

* Based on a provided list of options

Office supplies

Class-based art studio

56% 46%

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Downtown Syracuse Resident Profile  

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