Cato, New York

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High Points

Cato strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Cato Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Cato Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Cato, New York

Comparing Cato to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 4
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
College Educated Adults 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Cato Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Cayuga
Metro Area Syracuse
Standard Zip Codes 13033
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.168
Longitude -76.573

Cato Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AUBURN
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Cato Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 601 100%
Male 281 46.8%
Female 320 53.2%
Under 18 177 29.5%
18+ 424 70.5%
65+ 103 17.1%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.15
White 586 97.5%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Cato Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 592
Growth -9
Growth % -1.5%

Cato Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 22.3%
US/American 18.3%
Irish 12.4%
German 10.7%
Polish 7.9%
Italian 5.5%
Dutch 3.9%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
French Canadian 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Scottish 2.2%
Swiss 1.1%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Norwegian 0.7%
British 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cato 601 $49,219
Hannibal 542 $50,556
Jordan 1,314 $40,234
Meridian 350 $48,250
Port Byron 1,297 $37,054
Red Creek 521 $41,875
Weedsport 2,017 $45,673

Cato Public Libraries

Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library
Cato, New York
(315) 626-2101
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Cato High Schools (2004)

2851 N Y S RT 370
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 413 students.

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