Utica, New York offers the charm of small-city living balanced with cultural and ethic diversity of an international urban center. Located at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is a true scenic city that offers the pleasures of both a rural and urban setting.
Geographically, Utica, NY is located in the center of New York State, in the heart of the Mohawk Valley and is the seat of Oneida County. Founded as a village in 1798, Utica was incorporated as a city in 1832.Government
Utica city government consists of a mayor and comptroller that are elected at large and a Common Council that consists of ten members. Six council members are elected from single member wards. The other four members are elected at large.
The City of Utica has a population of 62,235 according to the 2010 census, an increase of 2.6% from the 2000 census, which boasts a large youth population under 35. From 2000 to 2010, the city’s population of residents younger than 35 increased by 9.1 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making up 50.3 percent of the city’s population in 2010.Culture
Utica’s is the cultural melting pot of upstate New York, with over 40 languages and 50 nationalities represented. With a variety of eateries and venues to partake in, you can travel the world one street at a time.Education
Within the city limits there are five colleges and universities: Utica School of Commerce, Mohawk Valley Community College, Pratt Institute, St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing and Utica College. Just outside of the city, Hamilton College and SUNY Polytechnic also serve the community’s educational needs, while the Utica School District serves about 10,000 students in 13 schools - all attributing to the growth and progress of Utica’s young population.Neighborhood Association
Utica has a very active citizenry with seven Neighborhood Associations including the Baggs Square Association, Cornhill Association, Oneida Square Association, North Utica Neighborhood Association, East Utica Concerned Citizens, South Utica Neighborhood Association and West Utica Concerned Citizens.