Syracuse is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is situated between the Great Salt Lake and Interstate 15, about north of Salt Lake City. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has seen rapid growth and development since the 1990s. The city population was 24,331 at the time of the 2010 census, an increase of 158.9% since the 2000 census.
While settlers have populated the area since the mid 1800s, Syracuse was incorporated on September 3, 1935. The city was named by early settlers for Syracuse, New York, which was famed for its salt production in the 19th century.
The city is located in northern Davis County on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. It is bordered to the north by West Point, to the northeast and east by Clearfield, and to the southeast by Layton. A causeway on SR 127 connects Syracuse to Antelope Island State Park in the Great Salt Lake.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Syracuse has a total area of , of which , or 0.06%, are water.
According to the Köppen climate classification, Syracuse experiences either a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) or a humid continental climate (Dfa) depending on which variant of the system is used. Summers are hot and relatively dry, with highs frequently reaching , with a few days per year reaching . Rain is provided in the form of infrequent thunderstorms during summer, usually between late July and mid-September during the height of monsoon season. The Pacific storm season usually lasts from about October through May, with precipitation reaching its peak in spring. Snow usually first occurs in late October or early November, with the last occurring sometime in April. Winters are cool and snowy, with highs averaging in January. Snowfall averages about , with approximately of precipitation annually. Extremes range from , set on January 26, 1949, to , set on July 14, 2002.
As of the census of 2010, there were 24,331 people, and 6,362 households residing in the city. The population density was 2,793.46 people per square mile (1,736.69/km2). There were 6,534 housing units at an average density of 298.6 per square mile (115.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 2.9% Asian, 1.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6% of the population.
There were 6,362 households, out of which 42.0% (2010) had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.3% (2000) were married couples living together, 5.4% (2000) had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.1% (2000) were non-families. 7.1% (2000) of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.2% (2000) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.81 (2010) and the average family size was 4.02 (2010).
In the city, the population was diverse with 42.0% (2010) under the age of 18, 10.6% (2000) from 18 to 24, 30.7% (2000) from 25 to 44, 14.9% (2000) from 45 to 64, and 4.5% (2010) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.5 years (2010). For every 100 females, there were 102.56 males (2010). For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males (2000).
The median income for a household in the city was $58,223 (2000), and the median income for a family was $60,000 (2000). Males had a median income of $41,346 (2000) versus $24,792 (2000) for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,989 (2000). About 2.1% (2000) of families and 2.4% (2000) of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% (2000) of those under age 18 and 6.5% (2000) of those age 65 or over.
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