Ithaca, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ithaca, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Ithaca had a population of 31,890 as of July 1, 2016. Ithaca ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ithaca is located at latitude 42.4439 and longitude -76.5031 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ithaca (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Tompkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Ithaca (GNIS ID: 979099) 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 Ithaca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ithaca: Cayuga City, Markle's Flats, Sodom, The Flats.

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


Total Population 31,890
Population in Households 24,537
Population in Familes 8,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,353
Population Density1 5,919
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 11,134
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,038
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,981 (25.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,153 (69.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 566 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $197,365
Average Home Value $230,402


Median Household Income $31,169
Average Household Income $52,325
Per Capita Income $21,934
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 0.79%
Households 1.08% 0.92%
Families 0.82% 0.59%
Median Household Income   -1.12%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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.

Ithaca, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ithaca 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 # 40 97th
Population Density1 # 106 91st
Diversity Index2 # 160 87th
Median Household Income # 1180 1st
Per Capita Income # 1049 12th

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