Syracuse is a growing community, harvesting success! Agriculture fuels our economy. We are home to many multi-generation farming operations that are well-supported by local ag services and ag equipment businesses. The strength of our economy relies heavily on the success of our local farmers, as well as residents supporting our wide range businesses here in town.

Over the past 10 years, our community has continued to thrive while many other small towns are dwindling away. As of the last census, Syracuse showed 10% growth from 2000 to 2010! We attribute much of this growth to our location, our people and the quality of life available here.

The statistics above are based on the 2010 U.S. Census Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics for Syracuse, Nebraska.

As you drive down the streets of Syracuse, it’s obvious that we take pride in our community. The town itself is well-kept and most properties are well-maintained. Our city is committed to making ongoing improvements to the public facilities available to our residents – from the parks and swimming pool to our state-of-the-art library and sports complex.

A significant number of people in Syracuse take pride in the ability to share their time and talents through volunteering. Volunteers are the life-blood of our small community, with each person doing their part to make a difference in the lives of those around them. Many important projects in our community simply would not get done without our residents’ willingness to serve.

Our community spirit is at its best when people of all generations cheer on our local athletes, whether they are playing a regular season game or competing at the state tournament. We enjoy coming together to celebrate special events throughout the year such as our German heritage, the lighting of huge 28-foot Christmas tree in the center of main street and the Otoe County Fair. All of these activities are provide opportunities for residents to get to know each other better and take an active part in the community!

Time and time again, our community has come together in support of those in need. Fundraisers are often organized to help community members cover extensive medical costs or deal with unexpected tragedies. Literally, hundreds of people show up to extend their heartfelt and financial support for those in need.

In a small town, your business customers and neighbors become friends, and your friends become family. You learn quickly that we are all interdependent – and for our community to succeed, we need to support one another.

The longer people live in Syracuse, the more they realize that patronizing our local businesses is the only way to ensure the products and services we have in the community now, remain here for the long-term. Most residents truly make an effort to buy locally, and understand how they can positively impact our economy by choosing to spend an extra $50 to $100 per month at a local business rather than buying out of town. By and large, our area business owners are very appreciative of this support.