Cortland County NY Information


Cortland County Subdivisions

Cortland County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,369
Daytime Population: Workers 20,636
Daytime Population: Residents 26,661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,297
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 45,569
Population in Familes 33,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,800
Population Density2 99
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $48,360
Average Household Income $63,268
Per Capita Income $24,446


Total Housing Units 20,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,871 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,784 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,180 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $115,301
Average Home Value $140,542


Total Households 18,655
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 11,320
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% -0.23%
Households -0.01% -0.22%
Families -0.2% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.86%


Cortland County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cortland County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 51 19th
Population Density # 39 39th
Diversity Index # 49 23rd
Median Household Income # 48 24th
Per Capita Income # 53 16th

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