Cayuga County, NY

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2022 Population
76,171
0.617% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.4
0.231% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
0.171% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,227
6.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,900
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
34,744
0.207% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Cayuga County, NY had a population of 76.2k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $63,227. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cayuga County, NY declined from 76,644 to 76,171, a −0.617% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,602 to $63,227, a 6.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cayuga County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.36%), White (Hispanic) (1.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.998%).

None of the households in Cayuga County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Cayuga County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cayuga County, NY are Cayuga County Community College (323 degrees awarded in 2022), Wells College (59 degrees), and Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (21 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cayuga County, NY was $158,900, and the homeownership rate was 70%.

Most people in Cayuga County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cayuga County, NY was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Cayuga Lake, the longest of central New York's glacial Finger Lakes.

Population & Diversity

Cayuga County, NY is home to a population of 76.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.33% of Cayuga County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.78k people).

In 2022, there were 23.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.3k people) in Cayuga County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Cayuga County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cayuga County, NY was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cayuga County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67.3k ± 275
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.87k ± 454
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.56k ± 364
3.19%
Hispanic Population
2.43k people

In 2022, there were 23.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.3k people) in Cayuga County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.56k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Cayuga County, NY are hispanic (2.43k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cayuga County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.33%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.78k people
2.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.61k people

As of 2022, 2.33% of Cayuga County, NY residents (1.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cayuga County, NY was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,552 ± 191
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    905 ± 227
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    518 ± 158

Cayuga County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cayuga County, NY employs 34.7k people. The largest industries in Cayuga County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,547 people), Manufacturing (4,239 people), and Retail Trade (4,036 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,348), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,917), and Wholesale Trade ($65,263).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

34.7k
2022 Value
± 1,159
−0.207%
1 Year decline
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cayuga County, NY declined at a rate of −0.207%, from 34.8k employees to 34.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cayuga County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,812 people), Management Occupations (3,542 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,870 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cayuga County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.7k
2022 Value
± 1,159
−0.207%
1 Year decline
± 4.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cayuga County, NY declined at a rate of −0.207%, from 34.8k employees to 34.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cayuga County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,547 people), Manufacturing (4,239 people), and Retail Trade (4,036 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cayuga County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Cayuga County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,999
Median earning men ± $1,802
$36,646
Median earning women ± $1,141

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,375), Public Administration ($70,404), and Manufacturing ($68,855).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,933), Manufacturing ($46,755), and Wholesale Trade ($46,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 644
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 347
    Manufacturing
  3. 295
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cayuga County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 53.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.9%), followed by Other (1.9%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cayuga County, NY awarded 403 degrees. The student population of Cayuga County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,569 male students and 2,296 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cayuga County, NY are White (324 and 80.4%), followed by Unknown (28 and 6.95%), Black or African American (22 and 5.46%), and Hispanic or Latino (20 and 4.96%).

The largest universities in Cayuga County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cayuga County Community College (323 and 80.1%), Wells College (59 and 14.6%), and Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (21 and 5.21%).

The most popular majors in Cayuga County, NY are Humanistic Studies (115 and 28.5%), General Business Administration & Management (55 and 13.6%), and Registered Nursing (29 and 7.2%).

The median tuition cost in Cayuga County, NY for private four year colleges is $32,362.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cayuga County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,865 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,865 students enrolled in Cayuga County, NY, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,870 records, of which 62.1% were women and 37.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 115 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cayuga County, NY was Humanistic Studies with 115 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cayuga County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 323 degrees awarded
  2. 59 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cayuga County Community College with 323 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 138 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cayuga County, NY, which is 0.521 times less than the 265 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 324 degrees mean that there were 11.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,362) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cayuga County, NY was $158,900 in 2022, which is 0.564 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $138,200 to $158,900, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Cayuga County, NY is 70%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cayuga County, NY have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cayuga County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cayuga County, NY is $63,227. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cayuga County, NY was Census Tract 407 with a value of $106,991, followed by Census Tract 406 and Census Tract 405, with respective values of $106,083 and $82,500.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cayuga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.128%.

Property

$158,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,906
$21,643
Median Property Taxes
±$754

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Rent vs Own

70%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70% of the housing units in Cayuga County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 407
  2. Census Tract 406
  3. Census Tract 405

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cayuga County, NY was Census Tract 407 with a value of $106,991, followed by Census Tract 406 and Census Tract 405, with respective values of $106,083 and $82,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cayuga County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$63,227
Median Household Income
± $2,736
30.9k
Number of Households
± 1,117

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.9k households in Cayuga County, NY grew to $63,227 from the previous year's value of $59,602.

The following chart displays the households in Cayuga County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cayuga County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.37%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.36%)

In 2022, 80.3% of workers in Cayuga County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.37%) and those who worked at home (6.36%).

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cayuga County, NY have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Cayuga County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cayuga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.128%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cayuga County, NY (9.74k out of 72.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cayuga County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.3% of the children was living in poverty in Cayuga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 241 in Cayuga County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 22.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.9% of the population of Cayuga County, NY has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cayuga County, NY see 3829 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.726% decrease from the previous year (3857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,829 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cayuga County, NY

Primary care physicians in Cayuga County, NY see an average of 3,829 patients per year. This represents a 0.726% decrease from the previous year (3,857 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cayuga County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.13%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cayuga County, NY declined by 1.38% from 4.19% to 4.13%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.6 in Cayuga County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.9% in Cayuga County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.77% in Cayuga County, NY.

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