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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 25,977
Male Share of the Population 51.9%
Female Share of the Population 48.1%
Senior Citizens 6.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,446
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 66.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,410
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 7.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,465
Median House Value $252,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 28.1%
Irish 6.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station RIVERDALE
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
Station OGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
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
Station PINE VIEW DAM
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 30,299 $55,172
Clinton 21,036 $75,625
Layton 71,007 $76,243
Roy 37,670 $67,527
Sunset 5,163 $58,641
West Point 9,932 $79,035

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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