At the present time, eleven LDS wards exist in two stakes with four LDS meetinghouses. Those of other faiths attend churches in nearby communities. There are at present two elementary schools, a junior high school, and land purchased for a future high school. A new city hall and fire station are on the drawing board. R.C. Willey furniture store is the largest area business; but a branch bank, a grocery store, two cafes, two garages, and a plumbing-and-heating company help make up the nucleus of the city. In 1990 the population of Syracuse was 3,702.
Syracuse became linked to Antelope Island State Park in 1969 with the construction of a causeway. Although the road was flooded in the 1980s, a new improved road to the island opened in 1993 brings tourists through the heart of Syracuse.
Clayton J. Holt