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Cayuga County is home to nearly 80,000 people with varying skills and backgrounds. Here is what you can expect from Cayuga County and how it compares to New York State and the United States as a whole:

Demographic Snapshot
Cayuga County New York United States
Population (2016 est.) 77,861 19,745,289 323,127,513
Median Age 42.5 38.1 37.6
Sex Ratio (males per 100 females) 105.1 94.2 96.9
Labor Force Participation 61.4% 63.5% 63.7%
Unemployment Rate* 4.9% 4.8% 4.9%
Median Household Income $52,082 $59,269 $53,889
Mean Household Income $63,949 $86,825 $75,558
Per Capita Income $25,786 $33,236 $28,930
Poverty Rate 12.0% 15.7% 14.3%
US Census, 5-year estimates, 2015
*US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 annual rate, not seasonally adjusted

In comparison to the rest of New York and the United States as a whole, Cayuga County has a similar if not higher percentage of residents between the ages of 20-64 to fuel businesses.

2015-Age-Distribution

US Census, 2015

Furthermore, 87% of Cayuga County residents have a high school diploma or higher, which is on par with the New York State and national averages, and has higher levels of Associate’s level and technical training that are important for Cayuga County’s target industries.