Syracuse, Missouri

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Syracuse is a city in Morgan County, Missouri, United States. The population was 172 at the 2000 census.



Syracuse is located at 38°40′12″N 92°52′30″W / 38.67°N 92.875°W / 38.67; -92.875 (38.669904, -92.874911)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²).0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 172 people, 70 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 451.9 people per square mile (174.8/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 215.4/sq mi (83.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.67% White, 0.58% Asian, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 70 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% 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 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,773, and the median income for a family was $38,214. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $21,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,463. None of the families and 4.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.2% of those over 64.


Syracuse contains a major new transmitter facility, built in 2003, for KMOS-TV, operated by Central Missouri State University. At 2000 ft, it is the tallest structure in Missouri, and is tied with many other structures as the third tallest structure in the world. See Central Missouri State University for details.

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