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Cayuga Heights is a town in New York with a population of 3,779. Cayuga Heights is in Tompkins County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Cayuga Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cayuga Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cayuga Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cayuga Heights are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Cayuga Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    26.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    681.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    26%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    67%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    5%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Cayuga Heights

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$108,365
National
$55,322
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Cayuga Heights Reviews

2 reviews
Overall, I am very lucky to live in this part of Ithaca, with low crime rates and a school right next door. You can feel safe walking home alone at night here. However, many people here are pretentious, believing they are more elite than others because of their jobs.
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Ithaca feels very safe, and police are competent and quick to respond. Even with two major college campuses, the city is safe and peaceful, and the community feels very strong and connected. Our downtown and commons areas are vibrant and public services are plentiful, effective, and in good condition.