Profile for Cayuga, New York, NY
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Cayuga is a village in Cayuga County, in the Auburn metro area.
The community was named for the Indian tribe.
The latitude of Cayuga is 42.918N. The longitude is -76.726W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 498.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Cayuga demographic reports
Cayuga is on Cayuga Lake.
Once the eastern terminus of the "longest bridge in the world," across Cayuga Lake.
Historic routes: Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Leaving Auburn, we next came to Cayuga (eight miles) a small village standing on the eastern side, and near the extremity of the lake of that name, and over which we passed by a wooden bridge, one mile and eight rods in length - a most barbarous structure, built upon piles, and conveying the idea, if not the reality, of great insecurity.
-- Journal of a Tour in the State of New York in the Year 1830
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13% of Cayuga residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cayuga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cayuga was $17,894, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Cayuga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Cayuga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $332. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $854.
Cayuga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cayuga political report.
The average commute time for Cayuga workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Leaving Auburn, we next came to Cayuga (eight miles) a small village standing on the eastern side, and near the extremity of the lake of that name, and over which we passed by a wooden bridge, one mile and eight rods in length - a most barbarous structure, built upon piles, and conveying the idea, if not the reality, of great insecurity. ”
~ Journal of a Tour in the State of New York in the Year 1830
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