Cayuga Heights, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cayuga Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Cayuga Heights had a population of 3,742 as of July 1, 2016. Cayuga Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cayuga Heights is located at latitude 42.4677 and longitude -76.4884 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cayuga Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tompkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The Village of Cayuga Heights (GNIS ID: 2391591) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Cayuga Heights is located within Town of Ithaca, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tompkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cayuga Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cayuga Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,742
Population in Households 3,314
Population in Familes 2,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 428
Population Density1 2,118
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 1,537
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 754
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 690 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 847 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $346,855
Average Home Value $419,303


Median Household Income $70,599
Average Household Income $113,831
Per Capita Income $52,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.3%
Households -0.04% 0.22%
Families -0.56% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cayuga Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cayuga Heights to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 423 65th
Population Density1 # 405 66th
Diversity Index2 # 215 82nd
Median Household Income # 440 63rd
Per Capita Income # 165 86th

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