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Time Zone: Cayuga County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Auburn is the Seat for Cayuga County.

Cayuga County was founded in 1799 and was created by taking area from OnondagaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cayuga had a population of 79,526 people. This is a decrease of 2.97% since the last Census (which gave a population of 81,963 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cayuga represented 0.43% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

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
200081,963The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cayuga County Census Page for Cayuga County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cayuga County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cayuga County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Auburn   26,90328,5745.85% decrease  
Brutus   4,7034,7771.55% decrease  
Owasco   3,7833,7550.75% increase  
Moravia   3,5034,04013.29% decrease  
Sennett   3,4273,2445.64% increase  

Websites for Cayuga County

Official Website:   www.co.cayuga.ny.us/

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

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