Syracuse, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 1,754 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 835  (47.6%)
Females: 919  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67878.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,582 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Syracuse:

$38,582
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,131 (it was $15,531 in 2000)

Syracuse city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,484 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Syracuse:

$71,484
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,211; Detached houses: $85,290; Townhouses or other attached units: $32,598; Mobile homes: $58,516

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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Syracuse races chart
  • White alone - 1,172 (64.7%)
  • Hispanic - 592 (32.7%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.06%)

Races in Syracuse detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Syracuse: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.8%), English (14.5%), Irish (7.8%), Scottish (3.0%), United States (2.1%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3233 feet

Land area: 1.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,321 people per square mile   (low).

Syracuse,KS real estate house value index trend

Syracuse, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Syracuse:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Syracuse city:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

263 residents are foreign born

This city:  14.1%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Syracuse, Kansas as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Syracuse to the number of sex offenders is 444 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,168 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,068 (1.8%)

Syracuse satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (157.3 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (175.7 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (454.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Coolidge, KS (3.8 miles) , Holly, CO (4.6 miles ), Lakin, KS (5.2 miles ), Hartman, CO (5.2 miles) , Johnson City, KS (5.3 miles ), Granada, CO (5.6 miles ), Manter, KS (5.7 miles) , Deerfield, KS (5.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $11,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 101.75 W

Area code: 620

Syracuse household income distribution Syracuse home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +216 (+13.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Syracuse: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Syracuse, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Syracuse-area historical tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Syracuse city center killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused $4 million in damages.

On 5/5/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Syracuse-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Syracuse center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 365.7 miles away from Syracuse center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 347.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Syracuse topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Syracuse:

  • HAMILTON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 700 NORTH HUSER)
  • HAMILTON COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (700 NORTH HUSER)
  • HAMILTON COUNTY REST HOME (EAST G STREET)

Airports located in Syracuse:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Syracuse:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 145 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 156 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 159 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Barton County Community College (about 167 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 174 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 177 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado College (about 177 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

Public high school in Syracuse:

Public elementary/middle school in Syracuse:

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Library in Syracuse:

  • HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $181,101; Location: 102 W. AVE C; 26,631 books; 90 e-books; 2,109 audio materials; 1,559 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions; 30 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Syracuse: Hamilton County Courthouse (A), Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (B), Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Jail (C), Hamilton County Fire Department Station 1 (D), Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services (E), Syracuse Fire Department (F), Hamilton County Health Department (G), Hamilton County Library (H), Hamilton County Museum (I), Syracuse City Hall (J), Northrup Theatre (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Syracuse include: Bible Baptist Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Saint Raphael Catholic Church (E), Southern Baptist Church (F), Wesleyan Church (G), First Christian Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Syracuse Inn (West Highway 50), Ames Hotel Suites (201 North Main Street).

Courts: Syracuse City - Municipal Court (219 North Main Street), Hamilton County - Magistrate Judge- District Court Clerk (219 North Main Street).

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 72.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Syracuse, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Syracuse compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Syracuse (2011 data):

  • The Valley State Bank: at 110 West Avenue B, branch established on 1905/07/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $76.5 mil, Deposits: $66.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Syracuse: The First National Bank Of Syracuse at 111 South Main Street, branch established on 1906/02/10. Info updated 2008/04/11: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $151.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Kansas Bank Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Syracuse travel time to work - commute Syracuse mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Syracuse city (based on Hamilton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here: 73.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents26.9%25.3%15.5%9.6%22.7%
Congregations10.0%20.0%10.0%10.0%50.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Hamilton County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Hamilton County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

15.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,515$30,1802$255
Other Government Administration 1$3,063$36,7560$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,494
Firefighters 0$0 1$280
Solid Waste Management 3$9,914$39,6560$0
Sewerage 1$3,380$40,5600$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,020$24,2402$1,525
Water Supply 2$9,723$58,3381$581
Totals for Government 9$30,615$40,8208$4,135

Syracuse government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $256,000 ($145.95)
    Regular Highways: $189,000 ($107.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($91.22)
    Financial Administration: $158,000 ($90.08)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($43.90)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($27.94)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($25.09)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($11.97)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($3.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($1.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $56,000 ($31.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $555,000 ($316.42)

Syracuse government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $201,000 ($114.60)
    Sewerage: $83,000 ($47.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($26.80)
    General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($15.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $234,000 ($133.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $52,000 ($29.65)
    General Support: $30,000 ($17.10)
  • Tax - Property: $189,000 ($107.75)
    Total General Sales: $159,000 ($90.65)
    Public Utilities: $59,000 ($33.64)
    NEC: $5,000 ($2.85)

Syracuse government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $541,000 ($308.44)

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


8.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Syracuse:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Syracuse fatal accident list:

Jun 25, 1985 09:20 PM, Ave C, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 26, 1985 12:57 AM, 50, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Syracuse)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Syracuse, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Syracuse)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Syracuse)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 43
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Syracuse

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Syracuse, KS
Most common first names in Syracuse, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2071.3 years
William1878.2 years
Mary1379.1 years
Charles1279.3 years
Helen1181.6 years
James1175.2 years
Ralph971.9 years
Donald969.5 years
Clara888.1 years
Robert876.8 years
Most common last names in Syracuse, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis1280.4 years
Smith978.1 years
Johnson875.4 years
Cook782.1 years
Thompson779.7 years
Davis785.6 years
Westeman779.0 years
Jantz682.3 years
Bray683.8 years
Burton689.0 years
Businesses in Syracuse, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ford1MasterBrand Cabinets1
H&R Block1Subway1

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