Syracuse is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,750 people and just one neighborhood, Syracuse is the 135th largest community in Kansas.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Syracuse, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.49% of Syracuse’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Syracuse is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Syracuse who work in office and administrative support (13.21%), management occupations (12.97%) and farm management occupations (11.52%).
Another important characteristic of Syracuse is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.05% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Syracuse is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Syracuse has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Syracuse a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.33 minutes getting to work every day.
Syracuse is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.