Syracuse, Kansas

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Syracuse is a city in Hamilton County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,824 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hamilton County[3].



Syracuse is located at 37°58′59″N 101°45′04″W / 37.982938°N 101.751224°W / 37.982938; -101.751224 (37.982938, -101.751224)[4], along U.S. Route 50 sixteen miles (twenty-six kilometers) from the Colorado border. The Arkansas River runs just south of the City of Syracuse. The countryside south of the Arkansas River is marked by sandhills. Located within these sandhills is the "Syracuse Sand Dunes," a city park covering 1,300 acres (5.3 km2), including a 40-acre (160,000 m2) fishing pond.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,824 people, 742 households, and 483 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,374.0 people per square mile (529.5/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 625.2/sq mi (241.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.22% White, 0.71% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 17.65% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.42% of the population.

There were 742 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13.

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