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-0.39% decline
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0.56% growth
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0.98% growth
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4.22% growth

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


The economy of Cayuga County, NY employs 37,023 people. The economy of Cayuga County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.27; 1.4; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cayuga County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,583), Manufacturing (5,391), and Educational Services (4,423), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,443), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,895), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($45,481).

Median household income in Cayuga County, NY is $52,082. Males in Cayuga County, NY have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,759. The income inequality of Cayuga County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cayuga County, NY. In Cayuga County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 28 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,096. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Cayuga County, NY is home to a population of 79,173 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cayuga County, NY is composed of 71,808 White residents (90.7%), 3,227 Black residents (4.08%), 2,145 Hispanic residents (2.71%), 1,360 Two+ residents (1.72%), and 338 Asian residents (0.43%). The most common foreign languages in Cayuga County, NY are Spanish (1,781 speakers), African Languages (429 speakers), and Italian (360 speakers), but compared to other places, Cayuga County, NY has a relative high number of Italian (360 speakers), Other West Germanic (138 speakers), and African Languages (429 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cayuga County, NY awarded 603 degrees. The student population of Cayuga County, NY is skewed towards females, with 217 male students and 386 female students. Most students in Cayuga County, NY are White (506 and 83.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 4.48%), Black or African American (26 and 4.31%), and Two or more races (17 and 2.82%). The largest universities in Cayuga County, NY by number of graduates are Cayuga County Community College (487 and 80.8%), Wells College (91 and 15.1%), and Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (25 and 4.15%). The most popular majors in Cayuga County, NY are Humanistic Studies (181 and 30%), General Business Administration & Management (61 and 10.1%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (48 and 7.96%). The median tuition costs in Cayuga County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $36,000 and $36,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cayuga County, NY is $113,600, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $109,000 to $113,600, a 4.22% increase. The homeownership rate of Cayuga County, NY is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cayuga County, NY have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cayuga County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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