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 3,862 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cayuga Heights, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,862
Daytime Population: Workers 1,201
Daytime Population: Residents 2,245
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,446
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 3,434
Population in Familes 2,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 428
Population Density2 2,186
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $74,031
Average Household Income $123,336
Per Capita Income $56,050


Total Housing Units 1,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 717 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 872 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $357,188
Average Home Value $436,262


Total Households 1,589
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 775
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.51%
Households 0.42% 0.47%
Families -0.11% 0.41%
Median Household Income   4.41%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 # 416 65th
Population Density # 397 67th
Diversity Index # 211 82nd
Median Household Income # 440 63rd
Per Capita Income # 159 87th

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