Cayuga Heights is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,788 people and just one neighborhood, Cayuga Heights is the 393rd largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Cayuga Heights are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Cayuga Heights is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 97.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cayuga Heights is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cayuga Heights who work in teaching (41.95%), management occupations (11.75%) and the sciences (11.68%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Cayuga Heights has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Cayuga Heights is also a village of artists. Cayuga Heights has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cayuga Heights’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Cayuga Heights is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Cayuga Heights to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Cayuga Heights. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Cayuga Heights.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.62 minutes getting to work every day.
Even though Cayuga Heights is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.