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The 2000 Census showed that Cayuga County had a population of 81,963 people. This represented 0.43% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cayuga had a population of 79,526 people. This is a decrease of 2.97% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201080,026-2.36%+0.63% since 2009
200979,526-2.97%-0.29% since 2008
200879,755-2.69%-0.22% since 2007
200779,932-2.48%-0.37% since 2006
200680,225-2.12%-0.38% since 2005
200580,532-1.75%-0.38% since 2004
200480,843-1.37%-0.28% since 2003
200381,073-1.09%-0.21% since 2002
200181,275-0.84%-0.84% since 2000
200081,963The Last Census

Cayuga County had 35,477 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cayuga County has a total area<3> of 863 square miles [2,236 km²]. Of this total, 693 square miles [1,795 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (19.74%) being water (170.5 square miles [441.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cayuga County had a population density of 118.2 people per square mile [45.65 people/km²], making it the state's 32nd most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cayuga County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cayuga and the state of New York.

Click here for the Cayuga County QuickFact (QF-36011).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cayuga County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cayuga County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CortlandQF-36023   SE47,99648,599-1.24%
OnondagaQF-36067   NE454,753458,336-0.78%
OswegoQF-36075   NE121,377122,377-0.82%
SenecaQF-36099   SW34,04933,3422.12%
TompkinsQF-36109   S101,77996,5015.47%
WayneQF-36117   NW91,29193,765-2.64%

Lake Ontario lies to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cayuga. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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