Tompkins County NY Information


Tompkins County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 106,105
Daytime Population: Workers 57,723
Daytime Population: Residents 59,739
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 117,462
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 92,856
Population in Familes 59,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,249
Population Density2 224
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $53,018
Average Household Income $78,015
Per Capita Income $31,876


Total Housing Units 43,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,474 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,098 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,878 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $187,655
Average Home Value $231,924


Total Households 40,572
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 20,502
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 0.61% 0.59%
Households 0.56% 0.59%
Families 0.31% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


Tompkins County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tompkins 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 # 28 56th
Population Density # 22 66th
Diversity Index # 19 71st
Median Household Income # 28 56th
Per Capita Income # 19 71st

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