Cayuga, New York

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Cayuga is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 509 at the 2000 census. The village derives its name from the local Cayuga tribe and the lake named after them.

The Village of Cayuga is in the western part of the Town of Aurelius.



The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the town. The village was incorporated in 1857, and re-incorporated in 1874.


Cayuga is located at 42°55′7″N 76°43′37″W / 42.91861°N 76.72694°W / 42.91861; -76.72694 (42.918509, -76.727079)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (31.85%) is water.

Cayuga is located on the eastern shore of the north end of Cayuga Lake.

New York State Route 90 is a north south highway through the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 509 people, 203 households, and 137 families residing in the village. The population density was 554.4 people per square mile (213.6/km²). There were 240 housing units at an average density of 261.4/sq mi (100.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.02% White, 0.39% African American, 0.39% Native American, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 203 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.17.

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