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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,668
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens6%
Employed Population 16+11,567
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married66.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.7%
Median Earnings25+$50,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,638

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,991
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone7%
Median Gross Rent$1,478
Median House Value$256,100

Ancestry

English27.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
German9.2%
Irish5.8%
Scottish5.4%
Danishn4.6%
Swedish3.2%
Swiss2.6%
Welsh2.6%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Norwegian2.1%
Polish1.6%
African1.4%
Ethiopian1.2%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Syracuse Almanac

CategoryValue
County Davis County
Standard Zip Codes84075
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.08
Approximate Longitude-112.08

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)

StationRIVERDALE
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationOGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationPINE VIEW DAM
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 30 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp50 to 85 F
Oct Temp30 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clearfield30,483$57,929
Clinton21,210$76,853
Layton72,413$75,731
Roy37,853$69,405
Sunset5,176$59,615
West Point10,112$75,470

Syracuse Hospitals

Aspen Institute For Behavioral Assessment
2732 West 2700 South
(801) 825-5222

Syracuse Public Schools

Bluff Ridge School
2680 S 775 W
ZIP: 84075
(801) 402-2850
Primary
Total Enrollment 1032
Buffalo Point School
1924 South Doral Drive
ZIP: 84075
(801) 402-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 1048
Cook School
1175 W 1350 S
ZIP: 84075
(801) 402-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 829
Syracuse Arts Academy
2893 W 1700 S
ZIP: 84075
(801) 779-2066
Other
Total Enrollment 1026
Syracuse High
665 S 2000 W
ZIP: 84075
(801) 402-7900
High
Total Enrollment 2055
Syracuse Jr High
1450 S 2000 W
ZIP: 84075
(801) 402-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1157
Syracuse School
1503 S 2000 W
ZIP: 84075
(801) 402-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 984

Syracuse Private Schools

Island View School
2650 W 2700 S
ZIP: 84075
Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
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