Syracuse, Kansas

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Syracuse, Kansas
Downtown Syracuse (2010)
Downtown Syracuse (2010)
Location within Hamilton County and Kansas
Location within Hamilton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Hamilton County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°58′59″N 101°45′4″W / 37.98306°N 101.75111°W / 37.98306; -101.75111Coordinates: 37°58′59″N 101°45′4″W / 37.98306°N 101.75111°W / 37.98306; -101.75111
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyHamilton
Founded1873
Incorporated1887
Named forSyracuse, New York
Area
 • Total4.10 sq mi (10.62 km2)
 • Land4.10 sq mi (10.62 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,232 ft (985 m)
Population
 • Total1,812
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,705
 • Density440/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
67878
Area code620
FIPS code20-69850 [4]
GNIS ID0471583 [5]
Websitesyracusekschamber.com

Syracuse is a city in Hamilton County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Hamilton County. In 2010, 1,812 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Syracuse was first called Holidaysburg. It was created in 1873. It was renamed Syracuse before 1878. It was named after the city of Syracuse, New York.[8][9]

Geography[change | change source]

Syracuse is at 37°58′59″N 101°45′04″W / 37.982938°N 101.751224°W / 37.982938; -101.751224 (37.982938, -101.751224).[10] It is along U.S. Route 50 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It is sixteen miles (twenty-six kilometers) away from the Colorado border. The Arkansas River goes south of the City of Syracuse. The countryside south of the Arkansas River has sandhills. The "Syracuse Sand Dunes" is in these sandhills. It is a city park covering 1,300 acres (5.3 km2), including a 40-acre (160,000 m2) fishing pond.

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 4.10 square miles (10.62 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Syracuse has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890324
190046042.0%
19101,126144.8%
19201,059−6.0%
19301,38330.6%
19401,226−11.4%
19502,07569.2%
19601,888−9.0%
19701,720−8.9%
19801,654−3.8%
19901,606−2.9%
20001,82413.6%
20101,812−0.7%
Est. 20161,705[3]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,812 people, 715 households, and 460 families living in Syracuse.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Syracuse High School is the unified high school for Hamilton County USD 494.[12] The Syracuse school mascot is Bulldogs.[13]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 201.
  9. "Profile for Syracuse, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Syracuse, Kansas
  12. "USD 494 Syracuse". USD 494. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  13. maxpreps.com

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