Syracuse, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Syracuse, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Syracuse had a population of 1,811 as of July 1, 2016. Syracuse ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Syracuse is located at latitude 37.9536 and longitude -101.7968 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Syracuse (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,232 feet.

The City of Syracuse (GNIS ID: 2396023) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Syracuse is located within Township of Syracuse, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Syracuse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Syracuse: Holidaysburg.

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Syracuse, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,811
Population in Households 1,811
Population in Familes 1,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 441
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 469
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 832 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $85,563
Average Home Value $118,967


Median Household Income $41,566
Average Household Income $58,287
Per Capita Income $22,893
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.23%
Households -0.11% -0.31%
Families 0.31% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Syracuse, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Syracuse to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 79th
Population Density1 # 508 24th
Diversity Index2 # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 485 28th
Per Capita Income # 469 30th

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