About the Project
The Cayuga and Seneca Counties Community Profile is sponsored by the United Way of Cayuga County, the United Way of Seneca County, the Allyn Foundation, the City of Auburn and Cayuga Community College. The project’s aim is to provide the public with continuously updated, comparative information about Cayuga and Seneca counties across a broad range of key topics.
The Center for Government Research (CGR) was commissioned to collect and analyze the data and maintain the website. With input from a variety of community stakeholders, the project sponsors selected 70 indicators focused on the key topics of Children and Youth, Demographics, Economy, Education, Financial Self-Sufficiency, Health and Safety, and Housing.
This website provides an “apples–to–apples” understanding of local trends and comparative information, enabling organizations and individuals to track community conditions, develop programs, measure progress and drive change benefiting the residents of Cayuga and Seneca counties. The project is designed to provide governments, nonprofits and others with an important new tool for assessing and understanding the populations they serve.
Some of the comprehensive features included on this site are:
- Charts, data tables and text analysis of Cayuga and Seneca counties, along with comparisons to Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego and Wayne counties, based on a consistent set of 70 indicators.
- Key trends analysis for the seven main topics.
- A summary report compiling key trends.
- Demographic indicators, including total population, age of population, population by race and ethnicity, and household type for the community profile.
- Regular updating of indicator data, charts and analysis.
- The ability for users to export data into a CSV format such as Excel.
The United Way of Cayuga County is committed to improving lives in our community by advancing the common good and addressing the underlying causes of problems. United Way is dedicated to community involvement and focused on creating long-lasting changes that will positively affect today, tomorrow and generations to come.
The United Way of Seneca County is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting and measurable changes in Seneca County by addressing the underlying causes of problems.
The Allyn Foundation is a private, family foundation that provides grants to charitable organizations primarily in Central New York. Its funding priorities of health and human services, education, and quality of life for youth and families reflect the legacy of William Noah Allyn, founder of Welch Allyn, and his son, William G. Allyn.
The City of Auburn serves a community of more than 27,000 residents in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The City is rich in culture, arts and history, offering museums, historic sites and national landmarks such as the Harriet Tubman Home and the William Seward House. Auburn is also home to the Auburn Doubledays, a professional minor league baseball team, and the Auburn Public Theater, presenting professional entertainment that offers something for everyone year round.
Cayuga Community College provides an affordable gateway to higher education, with courses and degree programs offered at two campuses (Auburn and Fulton) as well as online. The college offers transfer and career-oriented curricula on a degree and certificate basis. Popular programs include liberal arts, education, broadcasting, studio art and design, business, nursing, and criminal justice. The geographic information systems program — providing hands-on training in the high-tech field of space-based mapping and imaging — enjoys a special relationship with the NASA-sponsored Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology, located on the Auburn campus. More than 40% of those enrolled are over the age of 22, many with job and family responsibilities.
The Center for Governmental Research was founded in 1915 by George Eastman as a bureau of municipal research in Rochester to serve as an “independent, non–partisan agency for keeping citizens informed.” Today, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CGR works with government, business and nonprofit leaders who drive public policy action and organizational change, providing fact-based, objective research and analysis to inform and empower their decisions and actions.