Cortland County NY Information


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  1. Cortland County 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forCortland County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Cortland County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 49,120
Population in Households 45,320
Population in Familes 33,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,800
Population Density2 99
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $52,019
Average Household Income $67,422
Per Capita Income $25,951


Total Housing Units 20,812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,798 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,714 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,300 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $117,883
Average Home Value $144,228


Total Households 18,512
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 11,220
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% -0.32%
Households -0.1% -0.34%
Families -0.29% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.15%


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, 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 # 51 19th
Population Density # 39 39th
Diversity Index # 48 23rd
Median Household Income # 36 44th
Per Capita Income # 51 19th

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