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Utica (C)

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Utica is a municipality in the state of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. In 2003, the population of the city was 59,947 and an area of 43.0 square kilometers. The city of Utica is located within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley and the Leather stocking Region in Eastern New York State. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities. The city is adjacent to the border of Herkimer County, New York.
Utica was founded in 1704 by Joseph Crandall. Utica was first settled in 1773, on the site of Fort Schuyler which was built in 1758. Like many industrial towns and cities in the northeastern Rust Belt, Utica has experienced a major reduction in manufacturing activity in the past several decades. The Utica Zoo is home to the world's largest watering can.  
In the city the population was spread out with 24.1 percent under the age of 18, 10.0 percent from 18 to 24, 26.8 percent from 25 to 44, 20.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 18.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.
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