The City of Ithaca had a population of 31,810 as of July 1, 2018. Ithaca ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Ithaca is located at latitude 42.4439 and longitude -76.5031 in Tompkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ithaca (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Tompkins County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 410 feet.
The City of Ithaca (GNIS ID: 979099) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Ithaca: Cayuga City, Markle's Flats, Sodom, The Flats.
|Population in Households||24,479|
|Population in Familes||9,093|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||7,331|
|Median Household Income||$35,069|
|Average Household Income||$60,684|
|Per Capita Income||$24,878|
|Total Housing Units||11,604 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,076 (26.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,999 (68.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||528 ( 4.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$203,968|
|Average Home Value||$250,065|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.37%|
|Per Capita Income||3.05%|
The table below compares Ithaca 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.
|Total Population||# 39||97th|
|Population Density||# 105||91st|
|Diversity Index||# 161||87th|
|Median Household Income||# 1170||2nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 971||19th|
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