Ithaca, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ithaca, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Ithaca had a population of 32,300 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ithaca population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ithaca: Cayuga City, Markle's Flats, Sodom, The Flats.

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


Total Population 32,300
Daytime Population: Workers 24,455
Daytime Population: Residents 20,206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 24,959
Population in Familes 8,927
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,341
Population Density2 5,995
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $32,349
Average Household Income $55,446
Per Capita Income $23,064


Total Housing Units 11,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,055 (25.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,253 (69.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $198,316
Average Home Value $236,246


Total Households 11,307
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,083
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 1.02% 0.83%
Households 1.15% 0.98%
Families 0.91% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Ithaca, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 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 # 39 97th
Population Density # 105 91st
Diversity Index # 163 86th
Median Household Income # 1177 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1018 15th

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