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Cato, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Cato had a population of 538 as of July 1, 2019. Cato ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Cato is located at latitude 43.1681 and longitude -76.573 in Cayuga County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cato encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cayuga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Village of Cato (GNIS ID: 2391587) 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 Cato is located within Town of Ira, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cayuga County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cato: Jakway's Corners.

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Cato, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cato, NY Housing Affordability Index is 239
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cato, NY Wealth Index is 91
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 538 (100%)
Population in Households 538 (100.0%)
Population in Families 446 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 544
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,279
Average Household Income $79,610
Per Capita Income $30,072
Wealth Index4 91

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Housing Affordability Index3 239
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 218
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.12% -0.22%
Households 0.1% -0.28%
Families 2.0% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Cato, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cato to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1003 16th
Population Density # 909 24th
Diversity Index # 988 18th
Median Household Income # 560 53rd
Per Capita Income # 692 42nd

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