Cayuga Heights, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Cayuga Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Cayuga Heights had a population of 3,827 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Cayuga Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,827
Population in Households 3,401
Population in Familes 2,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 426
Population Density2 2,166
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $80,317
Average Household Income $133,380
Per Capita Income $59,947


Total Housing Units 1,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 698 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 871 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $381,879
Average Home Value $458,095


Total Households 1,569
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 754
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% 0.39%
Households 0.22% 0.38%
Families -0.43% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

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, 2018 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 # 419 65th
Population Density # 400 67th
Diversity Index # 205 83rd
Median Household Income # 406 66th
Per Capita Income # 154 87th

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