Cortland, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Cortland, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Cortland had a population of 19,086 as of July 1, 2016. Cortland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cortland is located at latitude 42.6009 and longitude -76.1791 in Cortland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cortland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cortland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The City of Cortland (GNIS ID: 978870) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cortland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Cortland, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 19,086
Population in Households 15,604
Population in Familes 9,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,482
Population Density1 4,901
Diversity Index2 24
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,825
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,168
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,846 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,979 (53.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 665 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $92,829
Average Home Value $116,620
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,362
Average Household Income $49,910
Per Capita Income $19,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.28%
Households -0.28% -0.25%
Families -0.62% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cortland, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cortland to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 93 92nd
Population Density1 # 139 88th
Diversity Index2 # 577 52nd
Median Household Income # 1124 6th
Per Capita Income # 1152 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.