Introduction to Syracuse, Utah

Syracuse, Utah, in Davis county, is located 5 miles W of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 378 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Syracuse contains a population of approximately 9,398.

Syracuse History

Syracuse was first surveyed in October 1855. It was settled in 1876 by David Cook. Joseph Bodily built the first log cabin of the area in 1877. Other early settlers include Joseph Hadfield, David Kerr, and John Sheridan. Dry farming was first introduced in 1878 and dairy farming became important in the 1880s. The first general store of Syracuse was built in 1888. The first post office of the area was established on 10 November 1891 and John Coles became the first postmaster. It was incorporated as a city on September 13, 1950. The city was named after Syracuse, New York.

Syracuse and nearby Attractions

  • Antelope Island State Park
  • Syracuse City Museum
  • Hill Aerospace Museum
  • Pioneer Village
  • Willard Bay State Park
  • Fort Douglas

Things To Do In Syracuse

Syracuse has numerous parks such as the Bluff Ridge Park, Jensen Nature Park, Rock Creek Park, Fremont Park, and Linda Vista Park. The Old Emigration Trail offers facilities for hiking. The Antelope Island State Park provides recreational facilities like the horseback riding trails, beaches, biking, and art displays. The Great Salt Lake State Park and Willard Bay State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. The Syracuse City Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area.

Syracuse Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Syracuse Higher Education

Facilities for higher education can be availed from Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.


Total Population 25,374
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 6%
Employed Population 16+ 11,452
Age of the Population 29


% of people married 67.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $49,175
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,586
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,426


Median Family Income $89,503
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 7.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,450
Median House Value $248,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
US/American 0%
English 27.6%
Irish 6.8%

Syracuse Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Layton, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 378 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Davis
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84075
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.089
Longitude -112.063

Syracuse Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 50 to 85 F
Oct Temp 30 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clearfield 30,361 $52,236
Clinton 20,796 $74,386
Layton 69,508 $73,578
Roy 37,472 $66,667
Sunset 5,145 $58,816
West Point 9,863 $81,430
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