Cortland, New York

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Population in 2013: 19,059 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 
Males: 9,019  (47.3%)
Females: 10,040  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  26.5 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 13045.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,416 (it was $26,478 in 2000)
Cortland:

$38,416
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,574 (it was $14,267 in 2000)

Cortland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,868 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Cortland:

$89,868
NY:

$277,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $640.

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  • Races in Cortland, NY (2013)

    Cortland races chart
    • 17,25689.6%White alone
    • 7583.9%Hispanic
    • 6303.3%Black alone
    • 4322.2%Two or more races
    • 1030.5%Asian alone
    • 320.2%Other race alone
    • 40.02%American Indian alone

Races in Cortland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cortland: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (22.8%), Irish (16.0%), English (15.7%), German (11.9%), United States (7.3%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Land area: 3.92 square miles.

Population density: 4,860 people per square mile   (average).

Cortland,NY real estate house value index trend

Cortland, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Cortland:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cortland city:

  • Never married: 54.3%
  • Now married: 26.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

445 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.5% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.3%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Cortland, New York as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cortland to the number of sex offenders is 276 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,717 (3.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,123 (3.5%)

Cortland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Syracuse, NY (30.9 miles , pop. 147,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (82.3 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (170.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Cortlandville, NY (1.1 miles ), Munsons Corners, NY (1.4 miles ), Cortland West, NY (1.4 miles ), Homer, NY (1.6 miles ), Blodgett Mills, NY (1.9 miles ), McGraw, NY (2.1 miles ), Virgil, NY (2.5 miles ), Summerhill, NY (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $142,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 76.18 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Crown City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,952 (+15.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,862 (57.1%)

Area code: 607

Cortland household income distribution Cortland home values distribution

Crime rates in Cortland by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 5111515141886861073
per 100,000 26.658.179.781.174.796.943.532.743.533.551.836.215.5
Robberies 791651186712105133
per 100,000 37.347.685.027.058.743.132.638.265.255.825.967.315.5
Assaults 26243254605164586229331512
per 100,000 138.5126.9169.9291.9320.2274.6348.2316.2336.9161.7171.177.762.1
Burglaries 9699104901358696861081129612088
per 100,000 511.3523.3552.3486.5720.4463.1522.3468.9586.8624.7497.7621.2455.2
Thefts 528523438386327290271238242228277251306
per 100,000 2,812.42,764.42,326.02,086.71,744.91,561.51,474.31,297.61,314.91,271.61,436.01,299.41,582.9
Auto thefts 1127212626171671717994
per 100,000 58.6142.7111.5140.6138.791.587.038.292.494.846.746.620.7
Arson 2N/AN/AN/AN/A52462121
per 100,000 10.7N/AN/AN/AN/A26.910.921.832.611.25.210.45.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 209.5240.6259.3255.7268.0243.3213.0185.4218.9175.0176.4161.1124.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cortland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 46 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
New York average:

3.28

Cortland tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,046 (-5.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Cortland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cortland, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cortland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the Cortland city center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 39.4 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cortland-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 131.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 179.6 miles away from Cortland center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 229.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 157.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Cortland center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 264.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cortland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cortland topographic map

Birthplace of: Alton B. Parker - Judge, Jim Mahady - Professional baseball player, Mark Nauseef - Musician, Carla Tagliente - Field hockey player, Eric Soderholm - Baseball player, Todd Jackson - Ice hockey player, Nathan L. Miller - politician.

Main business address for: ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP /NY/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Cortland:

  • CARING COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF CORTLAND (11 KENNEDY PARKWAY)
  • CORTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 134 HOMER AVENUE)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S - CORTLAND (3993 WEST ROAD)
  • CORTLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (60 CENTRAL AVE)
  • CORTLAND PARK REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (193 CLINTON AVENUE)
  • CROWN CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION (28 KELLOGG ROAD)

Airports located in Cortland:

College/University in Cortland:

  • SUNY College at Cortland (Full-time enrollment: 6,838; Location: Miller Administration Building, Graham Avenue; Public; Website: www2.cortland.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cortland:

  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 9 miles; Dryden, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • Cornell University (about 19 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • Ithaca College (about 21 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Onondaga Community College (about 29 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 8,920)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 31 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (about 31 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Syracuse University (about 31 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 20,717)

Public high schools in Cortland:

Private high schools in Cortland:

  • CORTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 15 WEST RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WALKER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 1194 CHURCH ST; Grades: 1 - 12; Girls only)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: 2910 DOUGLAS RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cortland:

Private elementary/middle schools in Cortland:

  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 61 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • PARK SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 78 HOMER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Cortland

Library in Cortland:

  • CORTLAND FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $408,531; Location: 32 CHURCH STREET; 74,198 books; 1,520 audio materials; 486 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 12 other licensed databases; 255 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Cortland: Lehigh Station (A), Cortland Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Cortland Greenhouses (C), Cortland Fire Department (D), De Groat Hall (E), Brockway Hall (F), Cheney Hall (G), Cortland County Jail (H), Cortland County Court House (I), Wickwire Hall (J), Whitney Building (K), Parker Building (L), Standard Building (M), Wallace Building (N), Cortland Free Library (O), Cortland Municipal Building (P), Dowd Fine Arts Center (Q), Moffett Center (R), Miller Building (S), Old Main (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Cortland: ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP /NY/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cortland include: Newman Center (A), Interfaith Center (B), Christian and Missionary Church (C), Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), Memorial Baptist Church (F), Homer Avenue United Methodist Church (G), North Presbyterian Church (H), Christian Assembly Italian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cortland Rural Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Otter Creek (A), East Branch Tioughnioga River (B), Dry Creek (C), West Branch Tioughnioga River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cortland include: Davis Field (1), Wallace Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: 1890 House The (Museums; 37 Tompkins), Cortland County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 25 Homer Avenue).

Hotels: 7 Valley Motel (46 Tompkins Street), Comfort Inn Cortland (2 1/2 Locust Avenue), Country Inn-Suites Cortland (3707 Route 281), Comfort Inn (2 Locust Avenue), Cortland Area Innkeepers Inc (2 River Street), Downes Motel (10 Church Street).

Court: New York State - Courts- Cortland County Courthouse- Supreme Court (46 Greenbush Street).

Cortland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 55.0. This is better than average.

City:

55.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.588. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.588
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cortland and their reported violations in the past:

CORTLAND (C) (Population served: 20,095, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2009)
I-81 COMFORT STATION (Address: 3668 NYS ROUTE 281 , Population served: 7,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
DWYER MEMORIAL PARK (Address: 60 CENTRAL AVENUE , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-02-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010)
LIME HOLLOW NATURE CENTER (Address: 3075 GRACIE ROAD , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
ELM TREE GOLF COURSE (Address: 283 NYS Route 13 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
GATHERINGS CABINS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-03-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SCMA COUNTRY MUSIC PARK (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
REIGNING MIRACLES (Address: 2910 DOUGLAS ROAD , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cortland that have no violations reported:

  • CORTLANDVILLE TOWN WATER (Address: 3577 TERRACE ROAD , Population served: 4,300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY ACRES MHP (Population served: 253, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DRYDEN SUBWAY (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE COMO INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.0%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Cortland in 2010:

  • 2,676 people in college/university student housing
  • 379 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Cortland in 2000:

  • 2,445 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 364 people in nursing homes
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Cortland, New York environmental map by EPA

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Cortland compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Banks with most branches in Cortland (2011 data):

  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Cortland Main Branch, Cortlandville Branch, North Main Street Drive-Up. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • Alliance Bank, National Association: Wal-Mart Cortlandville Branch, Groton Avenue Branch, Cortland Branch. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $1,403.5 mil, Deposits: $1,088.5 mil, headquarters in Syracuse, NY, positive income, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Alliance Financial Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Cortland Branch at 320 Tompkins Street, branch established on 1963/09/03. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Cortland Branch at 1091 New York State Route 222, branch established on 1980/12/30. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Dryden: Cortland Branch at 853 Route 13, branch established on 2004/06/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $106.0 mil, Deposits: $89.1 mil, headquarters in Dryden, NY, positive income, 2 total offices
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Cortland Branch at 36 Main Street, branch established on 1953/11/02. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Tompkins Trust Company: Clinton Avenue Branch at 33 Clinton Avenue, branch established on 2002/12/02. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $1,565.0 mil, Deposits: $1,153.8 mil, headquarters in Ithaca, NY, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Tompkins Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Groton Avenue Branch at 1094 Groton Avenue, branch established on 1982/04/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Cortland/Tops Branch at 3932 State Route 281, branch established on 2003/04/07. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortland, New York:

  • Comfort Inn Cortland, 2 1/2 Locust Ave, Cortland, NY 13045 , Phone: (607) 753-7721, Fax: (607) 753-7608
  • Quality Inn Cortland, 188 Clinton Ave, Cortland, NY 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-5622, Fax: (607) 753-6171
  • Ramada Inn, 2 River St, Cortland, NY 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-4431, Fax: (607) 753-3511
  • Country Inn & Suites, 3707 Rt 281, Cortland, NY 13045 , Phone: (607) 753-8300, Fax: (607) 753-8301
  • Hampton Inn, 26 River St, Cortland, NY 13045 , Phone: (607) 662-0007, Fax: (607) 662-0678
  • Econo Lodge, 10 Church St, Cortland, NY 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-2856, Fax: (607) 758-7555
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortland, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
New York average:

13.9

Cortland travel time to work - commute Cortland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cortland city (based on Cortland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,3785
Mainline Protestant4,75625
Evangelical Protestant2,29129
Other4836
None35,428-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Cortland County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cortland County:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Cortland County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Cortland County:

24.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$24,110$57,8642$8,681
Other Government Administration 1$3,204$38,44812$7,603
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$4,647
Police Protection - Officers 42$243,932$69,6950$0
Police - Other 3$10,660$42,64021$11,123
Firefighters 33$213,711$77,7130$0
Fire - Other 1$2,699$32,3880$0
Streets and Highways 20$75,648$45,3890$0
Sewerage 12$47,929$47,9290$0
Parks and Recreation 10$36,254$43,50515$9,427
Water Supply 9$44,300$59,0670$0
Other and Unallocable 5$30,775$73,8600$0
Totals for Government 141$733,222$62,40252$41,481

Cortland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $497,000 ($26.08)
    Regular Highways: $192,000 ($10.07)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($0.79)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,711,000 ($142.24)
    Police Protection: $2,390,000 ($125.40)
    Fire Protection: $1,927,000 ($101.11)
    Sewerage: $1,820,000 ($95.49)
    Water Utilities: $984,000 ($51.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $953,000 ($50.00)
    Regular Highways: $931,000 ($48.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $462,000 ($24.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $299,000 ($15.69)
    Financial Administration: $296,000 ($15.53)
    General Public Buildings: $225,000 ($11.81)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($10.91)
    Central Staff Services: $148,000 ($7.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($7.45)
    Housing & Community Development: $133,000 ($6.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000 ($50.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $343,000 ($18.00)
    Sewerage: $278,000 ($14.59)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($4.56)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($4.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($0.94)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.47)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($0.47)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($0.37)
    Judicial: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000,000 ($367.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($6.98)

Cortland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,270,000 ($119.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $430,000 ($22.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $300,000 ($15.74)
    Parks & Recreation: $142,000 ($7.45)
    All Other: $100,000 ($5.25)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($0.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $608,000 ($31.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,327,000 ($174.56)
    Highways: $92,000 ($4.83)
    All Other: $54,000 ($2.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,278,000 ($67.05)
    General Revenue, NEC: $378,000 ($19.83)
    Interest Earnings: $227,000 ($11.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,391,000 ($72.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,306,000 ($68.52)
    All Other: $204,000 ($10.70)
    Highways: $171,000 ($8.97)
  • Tax - Property: $4,525,000 ($237.42)
    Public Utilities: $438,000 ($22.98)
    NEC: $164,000 ($8.60)

Cortland government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,210,000 ($115.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,960,000 ($837.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $14,280,000 ($749.25)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $2,145,000 ($112.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,680,000 ($88.15)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($3.41)

Cortland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $223,000 ($11.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,770,000 ($197.81)

5.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,145 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tompkins County, NY  0.93% ($29,871 average AGI)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.62% ($36,000)
from Broome County, NY  0.46% ($27,725)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,691 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tompkins County, NY  0.91% ($35,000 average AGI)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.73% ($47,109)
to Broome County, NY  0.30% ($29,269)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cortland:

  • WKRT (920 AM; 1 kW; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSS (1260 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSIV (1540 AM; 3 kW; E. SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CRAM COMMUNICATIONS LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cortland:

  • WIII (99.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSUC-FM (90.5 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WXHC (101.5 FM; HOMER, NY; Owner: EVES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W240AH (95.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CORTLAND-HOMER CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOC)
  • WMHR (102.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W251AK (98.1 FM; NEDROW, NY; Owner: PATHWAY COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCNY-FM (91.3 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: THE PUB. B/C COUNC. OF CEN. NY, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYYY (94.5 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNTQ (93.1 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • W278AH (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, JAMESVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Cortland:

  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTVH (Channel 5; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WTVH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • W16AX (Channel 16; ITHACA, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • W51BA (Channel 51; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W20BT (Channel 20; ITHACA, NY; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Cortland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 44m144ftTotal length
  • $20,854,000Total costs
  • 140,448Total average daily traffic
  • 7,976Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cortland, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Robert Tiller, Pendleton, Road (Lat: 42.572778 Lon: -76.164167), Type: 18.0, Overall height: 18 m
    Registrant: 3154286372, Robert.Tiller@us.Ngrid.Com, 300 ERIE BLVD WEST
  • Bud Williamson, Suny - Cortland Library, Prospect Terrace (Lat: 42.596722 Lon: -76.189361), Type: 29.3, Overall height: 29.3 m
    Registrant: 8453554001, Budwilliamson@dre.Cc, 2927 US ROUTE 6, Phone: (Wil) lia-mson
  • MEL FREEDMAN, Blue Creek Road (Lat: 42.613972 Lon: -76.210194), Type: 31.1, Overall height: 31.1 m
    Registrant: 6078380609, , 119 OGDEN ROAD
  • DAVID L TANNER, 1914 Tower Road (Lat: 42.554250 Lon: -76.148528), Type: 83.5, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6077535064, Dtanner@cortland-Co.Org, 60 CENTRAL AVENUE
  • DAVID L TANNER, 1914 Tower Road (Lat: 42.554250 Lon: -76.148528), Type: 83.5, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 6077535064, Dtanner@cortland-Co.Org, 60 CENTRAL AVENUE
  • Robert Tiller, Pendleton, Road (Lat: 42.572778 Lon: -76.164167), Type: 18.0, Overall height: 18 m
    Registrant: 3154286372, Robert.Tiller@us.Ngrid.Com, 300 ERIE BLVD WEST
  • Bud Williamson, Suny - Cortland Library, Prospect Terrace (Lat: 42.596722 Lon: -76.189361), Type: 29.3, Overall height: 29.3 m
    Registrant: 8453554001, Budwilliamson@dre.Cc, 2927 US ROUTE 6, Phone: (Wil) lia-mson

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Cortland, NY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cortland)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cortland)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 103
  • Hazardous Condition: 201
  • Service Call: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Cortland

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cortland, NY
Businesses in Cortland, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T2McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts2Nissan1
Applebee's1Payless1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Ramada1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts1Subaru1
Econo Lodge1Subway4
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1Tim Hortons2
GNC1U-Haul3
GameStop1UPS4
H&R Block2Vans1
Hilton1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza2

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