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Population in 2012: 19,292 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 

Males: 9,208  (47.7%)
Females: 10,084  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  26.0 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13045.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,628 (it was $26,478 in 2000)
Cortland:

$36,628
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,509

Cortland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,848 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Cortland:

$86,848
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,003; Detached houses: $97,184; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,357; In 2-unit structures: $97,276; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,184; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,114; Mobile homes: $67,191

Median gross rent in 2012: $657.

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Cortland races chart
  • White alone - 17,718 (91.9%)
  • Hispanic - 737 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 333 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 276 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 122 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cortland: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Italian (22.1%), Irish (17.1%), English (15.1%), German (13.3%), United States (5.1%), Dutch (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Land area: 3.92 square miles.

Population density: 4,919 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Cortland:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cortland city:

  • Never married: 52.2%
  • Now married: 29.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

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

This city:  2.1%
New York:  22.6%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Cortland, New York as of September 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cortland to the number of sex offenders is 9,646 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,373 (3.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,870 (3.2%)

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+: New York, NY (175.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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: +3,105 (+16.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,374 (54.7%)

Area code: 607

Cortland household income distribution Cortland home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Cortland by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 5511151514188686107
per 100,000 26.126.658.179.781.174.796.943.532.743.533.551.836.2
Robberies 1379165118671210513
per 100,000 67.837.347.685.027.058.743.132.638.265.255.825.967.3
Assaults 28262432546051645862293315
per 100,000 146.0138.5126.9169.9291.9320.2274.6348.2316.2336.9161.7171.177.7
Burglaries 11196991049013586968610811296120
per 100,000 578.9511.3523.3552.3486.5720.4463.1522.3468.9586.8624.7497.7621.2
Thefts 564528523438386327290271238242228277251
per 100,000 2941.32812.42764.42326.02086.71744.91561.51474.31297.61314.91271.61436.01299.4
Auto thefts 32112721262617167171799
per 100,000 166.958.6142.7111.5140.6138.791.587.038.292.494.846.746.6
Arson 32N/AN/AN/AN/A5246212
per 100,000 15.610.7N/AN/AN/AN/A26.910.921.832.611.25.210.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 238.3209.9241.1259.8256.2268.6243.8213.5185.8219.4175.3176.8161.4

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 45 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
New York average:

3.23

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Cortland tourist attractions:

Cortland, New York accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,046 (-5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Cortland-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 55% 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 significantly below New York state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from Cortland center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 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/medical centers in Cortland:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Cortland, NY

Airports located in Cortland:


Local government website: www.cortland.org

College/University in Cortland:

  • SUNY College at Cortland (Full-time enrollment: 6,439; Public; Website: www.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: 2,874)
  • Cornell University (about 19 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,529)
  • Ithaca College (about 21 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,783)
  • Onondaga Community College (about 28 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 6,666)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 30 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 2,480)
  • Syracuse University (about 31 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 17,074)
  • Le Moyne College (about 32 miles; Syracuse, NY; FT enrollment: 2,469)

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)
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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

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
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AQI  SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.5. This is better than average.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.18
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

28.3

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

I-81 COMFORT STATION (Address: 3668 NYS ROUTE 281 , Population served: 7000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
YELLOW LANTERN KAMPGROUNDS (Address: 1770 NYS Route 13 , Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-17-2002), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2002)
LIME HOLLOW NATURE CENTER (Address: 3075 GRACIE ROAD , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
GRACIE RACHELS (Address: 200 NYE RD. , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
NIGHT OWLS (Address: 3840 US Route 11 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
GARCIAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Address: 1681 Ahrens Road , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ELM TREE GOLF COURSE (Address: 283 NYS Route 13 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MCGUIRES DRIVE-IN (Address: 3039 NYS ROUTE 13 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • DWYER MEMORIAL PARK (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLOWBROOK GOLF CLUB (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DRYDEN SUBWAY (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VIRGIL RESORTS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THE ROADHOUSE (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARATHON KINGDOM HALL (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHIPWRECK GOLF & CONES (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NYSDOT POLKVILLE GARAGE (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNOCO / A-PLUS # 7255 (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EAGLES NEST (THE) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.6%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 29.9% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cortland, NY

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 compared to New York state average:

Cortland, New York environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below 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.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cortland travel time to work - commute


Cortland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.80%
Here32.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents42.1%19.4%8.1%5.8%5.5%
Congregations13.0%22.2%7.4%5.6%9.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchSalvation ArmyLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%2.6%1.7%1.7%8.3%
Congregations9.3%3.7%1.9%1.9%25.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cortland County:

11.7%
New York:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$25,468$50,9360$0
Other Government Administration 4$10,891$32,67310$3,664
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$3,715
Police Protection - Officers 44$193,880$52,8760$0
Police - Other 3$7,926$31,70422$11,021
Firefighters 38$165,187$52,1640$0
Fire - Other 3$8,880$35,5202$1,295
Streets and Highways 23$84,035$43,8440$0
Sewerage 10$46,288$55,5460$0
Parks and Recreation 13$44,873$41,42120$7,605
Water Supply 9$35,025$46,7001$1,018
Other and Unallocable 2$4,240$25,4404$4,308
Totals for Government 155$626,693$48,51863$32,626

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

  • Construction - General: $497,000 ($25.76)
    Regular Highways: $192,000 ($9.95)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($0.78)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,711,000 ($140.52)
    Police Protection: $2,390,000 ($123.89)
    Fire Protection: $1,927,000 ($99.89)
    Sewerage: $1,820,000 ($94.34)
    Water Utilities: $984,000 ($51.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $953,000 ($49.40)
    Regular Highways: $931,000 ($48.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $462,000 ($23.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $299,000 ($15.50)
    Financial Administration: $296,000 ($15.34)
    General Public Buildings: $225,000 ($11.66)
    Libraries: $208,000 ($10.78)
    Central Staff Services: $148,000 ($7.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000 ($7.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $133,000 ($6.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $958,000 ($49.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $343,000 ($17.78)
    Sewerage: $278,000 ($14.41)
    Water Utilities: $87,000 ($4.51)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($4.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($0.93)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.47)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($0.47)
    General Public Building: $7,000 ($0.36)
    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 ($362.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($6.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,270,000 ($117.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $430,000 ($22.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $300,000 ($15.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $142,000 ($7.36)
    All Other: $100,000 ($5.18)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($0.88)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $608,000 ($31.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,327,000 ($172.45)
    Highways: $92,000 ($4.77)
    All Other: $54,000 ($2.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,278,000 ($66.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $378,000 ($19.59)
    Interest Earnings: $227,000 ($11.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,391,000 ($72.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,306,000 ($67.70)
    All Other: $204,000 ($10.57)
    Highways: $171,000 ($8.86)
  • Tax - Property: $4,525,000 ($234.55)
    Public Utilities: $438,000 ($22.70)
    NEC: $164,000 ($8.50)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,210,000 ($114.56)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,960,000 ($827.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $14,280,000 ($740.20)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $2,145,000 ($111.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,680,000 ($87.08)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($3.37)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $223,000 ($11.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,770,000 ($195.42)

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
New York average:

5.41%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($254 average AGI)
Cortland County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Tompkins County, NY  1.04% ($30,489 average AGI)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.64% ($34,796)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.41% ($26,333)


6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tompkins County, NY  1.00% ($29,568 average AGI)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.66% ($46,378)
to Broome County, NY  0.41% ($27,186)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $20,854,000
Total average daily traffic: 140,448
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,976

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
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
AT&T2McDonald's1
Applebee's1Payless1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Subway4
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GNC1Tim Hortons2
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block2UPS4
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless2
Kmart1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza2Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets6YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Cortland, NY


Cortland on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gregory D. Phelan (25)
  • Dale C. Saddlemire (6)
  • Thomas Poonnen (5)
  • Gregory David Phelan (5)
  • Brian D. Videto (5)
  • Joseph Verschneider (5)
  • Franklin R. Smith (5)
  • Stephen A. Geibel (4)
  • Ketan Vrajlal Karia (4)
  • Stephen Geibel (3)

Total of 87 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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