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Manlius, New York
The downtown of the village of Manlius
The downtown of the village of Manlius
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Location in Onondaga County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Onondaga
Village 1813
 • Total 1.80 sq mi (4.67 km2)
 • Land 1.80 sq mi (4.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 4,704
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,460.60/sq mi (949.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-45018
GNIS feature ID 2390961

Manlius is a village in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 4,704 at the 2010 census. The village is located near the southern boundary of the town of Manlius and is a southeast suburb of the city of Syracuse. An area of approximately three blocks within the village, running along Seneca Street and parallel to Pleasant Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Manlius Village Historic District.


Smith Hall1
Smith Hall is a structure from 1813-16 that served as a civic center. It was originally designed for commercial and residential use.

Originally one of the communities in the Central New York Military Tract (defined as Township Number Seven), the town of Manlius was settled in 1794. The village, however was settled two years before by John A. Shaeffer, a German. The first schoolhouse in Manlius was erected in 1798. Made out of logs, it was located near a local resident's mill, named only as Mr. Costello. By 1801, the village began to grow, with six buildings, and several amenities including a blacksmith, store, doctor, lawyer, and a tavern. By the turn of the 19th century, there was also a post office defined as "Liberty Square". However, the name of Liberty Square was eventually renamed to Manlius Square. After four years, Manlius had grown at a rapid rate, with the building of thirty houses. The growing village was defined as one of the most prominent business locations in Onondaga County. The community became the first village in the county in 1813.

Before the construction of the Erie Canal, Manlius was a large business point along the Cherry Valley Turnpike and Seneca Turnpikes. Since the traveling of goods passed through Manlius on these turnpikes, that every other structure along the highways were taverns. Between Manlius and nearby Chittenango, New York, there were only about six or seven public buildings. Most of this stretch of the Seneca Turnpike is now New York State Route 173.

For twenty years, Manlius was the biggest trade center in Onondaga County, with what is now Syracuse, New York, a swamp at the time. Into the early 20th century, its St. John Military Academy was a respected private school for young men.

The Manlius Village Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


Manlius is located at 43°0′8″N 75°58′44″W / 43.00222°N 75.97889°W / 43.00222; -75.97889 (43.002266, -75.979068).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

New York State Route 92 and New York State Route 173 intersect in Manlius.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 873
1870 879 0.7%
1880 834 −5.1%
1890 942 12.9%
1900 1,219 29.4%
1910 1,314 7.8%
1920 1,296 −1.4%
1930 1,538 18.7%
1940 1,520 −1.2%
1950 1,742 14.6%
1960 1,997 14.6%
1970 4,295 115.1%
1980 5,241 22.0%
1990 4,764 −9.1%
2000 4,819 1.2%
2010 4,704 −2.4%
2019 (est.) 4,434 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,819 people, 2,056 households, and 1,293 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,705.8 people per square mile (1,045.3/km2). There were 2,143 housing units at an average density of 1,203.3 per square mile (464.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.07% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 4.17% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 2,056 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,492, and the median income for a family was $65,080. Males had a median income of $49,600 versus $29,118 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,434. About 3.2% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.


Manlius has several parks located within the village including Mill Run Park, its largest park, and the Swan Pond located nearby the local library.

  • Sloan, De Villo. The Crimsoned Hills of Onondaga. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2008.


Public K-12 education is served by the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District.

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