Cortland, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Cortland, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Cortland had a population of 18,941 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Cortland, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 18,941
Population in Households 15,507
Population in Familes 9,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,434
Population Density2 4,864
Diversity Index3 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,513
Average Household Income $54,560
Per Capita Income $20,627

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,817 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,909 (52.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 749 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $96,630
Average Home Value $120,838
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,726
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,109
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.17% -0.41%
Households -0.39% -0.51%
Families -0.7% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2018 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 # 95 92nd
Population Density # 143 88th
Diversity Index # 605 49th
Median Household Income # 1095 9th
Per Capita Income # 1152 4th

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