Syracuse, Indiana

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Syracuse is a town in Turkey Creek Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. The population was 3,038 at the 2000 census.

Syracuse is the location of Lake Syracuse, and its larger brother Lake Wawasee, in addition to several other lakes in the region.



Syracuse is located at 41°25′24″N 85°45′0″W / 41.42333°N 85.75°W / 41.42333; -85.75 (41.423389, -85.749887)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Syracuse has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (16.15%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,038 people, 1,236 households, and 779 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,888.5 people per square mile (728.6/km²). There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 857.8/sq mi (330.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.75% White, 0.86% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.67% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.64% of the population.

Out of 1,236 households 31.4% had children under the age of 18, 46.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. Of all households, 30.1% were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

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