Cayuga Heights, New York

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Cayuga Heights is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 3,273 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Cayuga Heights is in the Town of Ithaca, north of the City of Ithaca. The village is also north of the main campus of Cornell University.

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History

The village is in the former Central New York Military Tract.

The village was formed to provide housing for university faculty and local merchants.

Residents of note, past and present

Geography

Cayuga Heights is located at 42°27′59″N 76°29′19″W / 42.466338°N 76.488678°W / 42.466338; -76.488678 (42.466338, -76.488678).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), all of it land.

The village is at the south end of Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.

Cayuga Heights borders, on its north, the Village of Lansing.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,273 people, 1,497 households, and 772 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,850.9 people per square mile (714.0/km2). There were 1,584 housing units at an average density of 895.8/sq mi (345.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.73% White, 1.86% African American, 0.06% Native American, 8.95% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.

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