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The location of Syracuse

Welcome to Syracuse ...

The city of Syracuse is located in Otoe County.

The location of Syracuse has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Syracuse refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Syracusan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Syracuse has a population of 1,981 people<3> (see below for details).

Syracuse is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Syracuse lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Syracuse: (402) & (531)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Syracuse had a population of 1,942 people (which is 12.34% of the total population of Otoe County). This makes Syracuse the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Syracuse represents 0.11% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,942 people, the population of Syracuse increased 10.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,762 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Syracuse had an population of 1,981 people. This is an increase of 2.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.43% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Syracuse.

Communities near Syracuse ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Nebraska City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the East (E) of Syracuse

Weeping Water   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Syracuse

Located in Cass County

Eagle   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Syracuse

Located in Cass County

Bennet   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Syracuse

Located in Lancaster County

Elmwood   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Syracuse

Located in Cass County

Palmyra   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Syracuse

Sterling   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Syracuse

Located in Johnson County

Johnson   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Syracuse

Located in Nemaha County

Unadilla   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Syracuse

Cook   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Syracuse

Located in Johnson County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Syracuse.

Communities Also Named Syracuse ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Syracuse - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Kansas (4), Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Syracuse.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Syracuse. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Syracuse. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Syracuse. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Syracuse:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Syracuse ...

Looking for more information about Syracuse? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Syracuse, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Syracuse.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Otoe County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Syracuse. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Otoe County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Syracuse refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Syracuse may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Syracuse.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Syracuse - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Syracuse) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Syracuse. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Syracuse

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Syracuse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6616, Longitude: -96.1834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Syracuse have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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