Syracuse, Nebraska

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Syracuse, Nebraska
City
Downtown Syracuse.
Downtown Syracuse.
Location of Syracuse, Nebraska
Location of Syracuse, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°39′31″N 96°11′00″W / 40.65861°N 96.18333°W / 40.65861; -96.18333
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Otoe
Area[1]
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,942
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,949
 • Density 1,529.1/sq mi (590.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68446
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-48235
GNIS feature ID 0834012[4]
Website http://www.syracusene.com/

Syracuse is a city of the second class in Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,942 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Syracuse was laid out in 1869 when it was certain that the railroad would be extended to that point.[5] The community was named after Syracuse, New York.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Syracuse is located at 40°39′31″N 96°11′00″W / 40.658626°N 96.183207°W / 40.658626; -96.183207Coordinates: 40°39′31″N 96°11′00″W / 40.658626°N 96.183207°W / 40.658626; -96.183207 (40.658626, -96.183207).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 510
1890 728 42.7%
1900 861 18.3%
1910 842 −2.2%
1920 889 5.6%
1930 947 6.5%
1940 982 3.7%
1950 1,097 11.7%
1960 1,261 14.9%
1970 1,562 23.9%
1980 1,638 4.9%
1990 1,646 0.5%
2000 1,762 7.0%
2010 1,942 10.2%
Est. 2013 1,949 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2013 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,942 people, 845 households, and 515 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,529.1 inhabitants per square mile (590.4/km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 711.0 per square mile (274.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 845 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 29.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,762 people, 754 households, and 496 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,878.7 people per square mile (723.7/km²). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 850.8 per square mile (327.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White, 0.06% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 754 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $37,112, and the median income for a family was $48,021. Males had a median income of $31,900 versus $22,413 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,974. About 3.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Syracuse, Otoe County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Syracuse, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 110. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 

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