Manlius is a town in Onondaga County, east of the city of Syracuse, New York, in the United States. The population was 32,370 at the 2010 census, making it the third largest suburb in metropolitan Syracuse. In 2005, the town was ranked 98th on CNN’s list of Best Places to Live.
The east town line is the border of Madison County, New York, marked in part, by the Chittenango Creek. The town of DeWitt is to the west, the town of Pompey is to the south, and the town of Cicero is to the north.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.0 square miles (129.4 km²), of which, 49.6 square miles (128.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.
The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) crosses the north part of Manlius. New York State Route 290 crosses the northwest corner of the town. New York State Route 5 (in part, Genesee Turnpike) and New York State Route 173 (Seneca Turnpike) are east-west highways. New York State Route 257 is a north-south state highway. New York State Route 92 (Cazenovia Rd) is a northwest-southeast highway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 31,872 people, 12,553 households, and 8,887 families residing in the town. The population density was 642.3 people per square mile (248.0/km²). There were 13,071 housing units at an average density of 263.4 per square mile (101.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.70% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 12,553 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.
The population in the town was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $60,118, and the median income for a family was $70,655. As of the 2008 estimate, however, these figures had risen to $71,830 and $88,272, respectively. Males had a median income of $52,065 versus $31,486 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,825, but had risen to $39,688 in 2008. About 2.0% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
Manlius New York neighborhoods include: Academy Hill/Eagle Height, Apple Tree Ridge, Brickyard Falls Rd, Cherry Manor, Falcon View, FM High, Glen Eagle, Henderson/Gates, Mallards Landing, Manlius Below Broadfield, Manlius Mill Run, Oran Gulf, Pompey, Sabre Ln, Spruce Ridge, Stoneledge Hills, The Preserve, Village of Manlius