Northwest Ithaca CDP, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northwest Ithaca CDP, New York - Basic Facts

The Northwest Ithaca Census Designated Place had a population of 1,418 as of July 1, 2016. Northwest Ithaca CDP ranks in the lower 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 Northwest Ithaca CDP is located at latitude 42.4712 and longitude -76.5427 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the Northwest Ithaca Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.66 sq. miles.

The Northwest Ithaca Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389595) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Northwest Ithaca Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ithaca, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tompkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northwest Ithaca CDP 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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Northwest Ithaca CDP, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,418
Population in Households 1,315
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 488
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 624
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 310
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 282 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $228,082
Average Home Value $260,727


Median Household Income $43,644
Average Household Income $70,423
Per Capita Income $34,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.18%
Households -0.03% 0.16%
Families -0.36% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Northwest Ithaca CDP, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northwest Ithaca CDP 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 # 726 39th
Population Density1 # 951 20th
Diversity Index2 # 316 74th
Median Household Income # 990 17th
Per Capita Income # 453 62nd

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