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Cortland County, New York (NY)

County population in 2021: 46,332 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 48,599 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,675
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,446
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,718
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,550 (it was 6,492 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

47%

Land area: 500 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cortland County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.9%), Retail trade (11.1%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cortland County, NY (2021)
    • 41,40390.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4723.2%Two or more races
    • 1,3462.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8541.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4991.1%Asian alone
    • 3100.7%Some other race alone
    • 340.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

37.1 years
New York median age:

39.8 years
Males: 22,863  (49.3%)
Females: 23,469  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Cortland County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $61,465 ($34,364 in 1999)
This county:

$61,465
New York:

$74,314

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $713 (lower quartile is $580, upper quartile is $871)
This county:

$713
State:

$1274


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $140,763 (it was $73,600 in 2000)
Cortland:

$140,763
New York:

$368,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,179 - $197,370

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $178,528
Here:

$178,528
State:

$441,759

Townhouses or other attached units: $113,645
Here:

$113,645
State:

$658,853

In 2-unit structures: $716,756
Here:

$716,756
State:

$655,904

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,345
Here:

$130,345
State:

$804,940

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,361
Here:

$220,361
State:

$784,206

Mobile homes: $93,804
Here:

$93,804
State:

$89,475

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,301
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $562

Institutionalized population: 491

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2019 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 115
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 35 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2020: 33 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2019: 24 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2018: 32 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2017: 22 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2014: 36 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2010: 63 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2008: 52 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2006: 55 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2003: 111 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2001: 49 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 82 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1997: 59 buildings, average cost: $89,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Cortland, NY residents
Average permit cost in Cortland, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $4,204 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $3,538 (2.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Cortland, NY in 2021
Distribution of house value in Cortland, NY in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cortland, NY in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 13.2%
Cortland County:

13.2%
New York:

13.9%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for American Indian residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 37.1 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 37.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.2 years old, Black residents: 27.1 years old, American Indian residents: 55.8 years old, Asian residents: 34.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.2 years old, Other race residents: 24.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cortland County is $485 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $752 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cortland, Cortlandville, Homer, Munsons Corners, Virgil, Preble, Cortland West, Truxton, Scott, Solon.

Cortland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Cincinnatus town103022 - 396354 - 73
Cortland city3604745 - 508381 - 84
Cortlandville town2074543 - 487876 - 80
Cuyler town10147 - 223925 - 51
Freetown town6115 - 193826 - 50
Harford town121811 - 284330 - 56
Homer town1894543 - 488179 - 83
Lapeer town101913 - 285445 - 64
Marathon town171611 - 234131 - 50
Preble town314741 - 538074 - 85
Scott town162317 - 295042 - 58
Solon town9158 - 234837 - 59
Taylor town42214 - 345544 - 68
Truxton town172013 - 275749 - 65
Virgil town422521 - 305853 - 63
Willet town122821 - 365950 - 68
Cortland county95238 72 

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Neighboring counties: Box Elder County, Utah , Lincoln County, Maine , Boyd County, Nebraska , Schenectady County , Sullivan County .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

4.1%
New York:

4.0%

Unemployment by year in Cortland, NY
County total employment by year in Cortland, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Cortland, NY

Current college students: 5,898
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,207 (66.6% naturalized citizens)

Cortland County:

2.6%
Whole state:

22.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4492010 or later
  • 2402000 to 2009
  • 2321990 to 1999
  • 981980 to 1989
  • 1071970 to 1979
  • 551Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.9%

Cortland County marital status for males Cortland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,740
  • One, attached: 377
  • Two: 1,535
  • 3 or 4: 1,473
  • 5 to 9: 1,077
  • 10 to 19: 477
  • 20 to 49: 313
  • 50 or more: 450
  • Mobile homes: 1,466

Housing units in Cortland County with a mortgage: 6,759 (713 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 642 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 511

Here:

1.2% with mortgage
State:

95.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cortland County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,3785
Mainline Protestant4,75625
Evangelical Protestant2,29129
Other4836
None35,428-
Cortland County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Cortland County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This 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.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cortland County:

7.4%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Cortland County:

24.5%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Cortland County:

Average size of farms: 223 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,786
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $65.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.20%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,523
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $144,158
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.74
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 51.10%
Corn for grain: 4247 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 150 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 444 harvested acres
Vegetables: 91 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 62 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cortland County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% 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 129.4 miles away from Cortland County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 179.4 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 337.9 miles away from the county 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 233.4 miles away from Cortland County 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 156.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4480-NY: March 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4480, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4322, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 08, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1857: September 01, 2009, FEMA Id: 1857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1650: July 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cortland County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Cortland

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,875 (71.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,173 (11.2%)
  • Bus: 168 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 270 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 150 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 950 (4.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,655 (13.7%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (8%)
  • Ukraine (7%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cortland County


  • English (28%)
  • American (17%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • European (4%)
  • Polish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cortland County, New York in 2010:

  • 2,907 people in college/university student housing
  • 416 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 125 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 63 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Cortland County, New York in 2000:

  • 2,445 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 364 people in nursing homes
  • 164 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 56 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 5 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $61,501.

5.05% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($51,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
New York average:

5.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.87% relocated from other counties in New York ($40,725 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($11,221 average AGI)
Cortland County:

1.18%
New York average:

1.86%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Tompkins County, NY  1.10% ($50,181 average AGI)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.70% ($58,746)
from Broome County, NY  0.37% ($71,719)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.32% ($42,696)
from Chenango County, NY  0.18% ($40,935)


5.90% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($56,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
New York average:

6.93%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.98% relocated to other counties in New York ($32,266 average AGI)
1.92% relocated to other states ($24,119 average AGI)
Cortland County:

1.92%
New York average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Tompkins County, NY  1.01% ($48,045 average AGI)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.89% ($59,529)
to Broome County, NY  0.40% ($41,957)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.37% ($40,846)
to Chenango County, NY  0.18% ($27,484)
to Madison County, NY  0.12% ($67,364)
to Monroe County, NY  0.11% ($51,150)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Cortland County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cortland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cortland County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cortland County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cortland County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cortland County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cortland County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,480 (6,005 aged, 1,475 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 710 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cortland County, New York in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (690)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (659)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (582)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (494)
  • Unspecified dementia (442)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (293)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (225)
  • Congestive heart failure (96)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (58)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (55)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,587
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 412
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,025

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 965
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 901
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 70.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,332
  • Male householders: 8,531 (2,443 living alone), Female householders: 10,033 (2,659 living alone)
  • 8,311 spouses (8,201 opposite-sex spouses), 2,196 unmarried partners, (2,095 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,588 children (9,765 natural, 272 adopted, 564 stepchildren), 714 grandchildren, 311 brothers or sisters, 308 parents, 71 foster children, 332 other relatives, 1,647 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,599

Size of family households: 5,714 2-persons, 2,636 3-persons, 1,761 4-persons, 844 5-persons, 319 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,100 1-person, 1,528 2-persons, 306 3-persons, 97 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

4,883 married couples with children.
2,951 single-parent households (1,243 men, 1,708 women).

96.0% of residents of Cortland speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $231,496,000 ($4,724 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,402,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $104,853,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $44,060,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,542,000
Federal grants: $65,277,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,404,000 ($5,202,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,361,000 ($255,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $827,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,624,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,892,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,803
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,298
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +182
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -603
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cortland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.00 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built in Cortland County, New York
  • Year house built in Cortland County, New York
  • 32020 or later
  • 6152010 to 2019
  • 9072000 to 2009
  • 1,7881990 to 1999
  • 2,2521980 to 1989
  • 2,5521970 to 1979
  • 2,1811960 to 1969
  • 1,6381950 to 1959
  • 1,0381940 to 1949
  • 7,8241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cortland County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cortland County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cortland County, New York
  • 411 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 3223 rooms
  • 7344 rooms
  • 1,7715 rooms
  • 2,8756 rooms
  • 1,9837 rooms
  • 2,0468 rooms
  • 2,8809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cortland County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cortland County, New York
  • 2441 room
  • 3342 rooms
  • 1,2833 rooms
  • 1,4654 rooms
  • 8545 rooms
  • 6286 rooms
  • 5497 rooms
  • 2868 rooms
  • 2569+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cortland County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cortland County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cortland County, New York
  • 39no bedroom
  • 3331 bedroom
  • 2,0952 bedrooms
  • 6,1733 bedrooms
  • 3,3054 bedrooms
  • 7535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cortland County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cortland County, New York
  • 260no bedroom
  • 1,6991 bedroom
  • 1,9952 bedrooms
  • 1,2823 bedrooms
  • 5264 bedrooms
  • 1175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cortland County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cortland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cortland County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 333no vehicle
  • 3,3441 vehicle
  • 6,2362 vehicles
  • 1,8243 vehicles
  • 6874 vehicles
  • 2485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cortland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cortland County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,125no vehicle
  • 2,9321 vehicle
  • 1,2692 vehicles
  • 4273 vehicles
  • 684 vehicles
  • 1065+ vehicles

84.3% of Cortland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in New York.

Cortland County:

84.3%
State average:

89.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39,290
  • Other state: 5,618
  • Northeast: 2,536
  • Midwest: 984
  • South: 1,376
  • West: 714
Year householders moved into unit in Cortland County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cortland County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.0%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.1%Wood
  • 6.0%Electricity
  • 3.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 8.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 292
Here:

8.0%
New York:

16.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 88
Here:

4.3%
New York:

16.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 954
Here:

18.4%
New York:

39.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cortland County government finances - Expenditure in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,509,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,409,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,960,000
    Air Transportation: $268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,841,000
    Air Transportation: $1,437,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,350,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,727,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,324,000
    Health - Other: $11,093,000
    Regular Highways: $7,739,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,906,000
    Police Protection: $5,288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,056,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,054,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,953,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,924,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,674,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,588,000
    Financial Administration: $1,255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $385,000
    Air Transportation: $261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $-1,539,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,806,000
    Other: $442,000
    Health and Hospitals: $130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,974,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,143,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $26,045,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,274,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $339,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,733,000
    Corrections: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,245,000
    Other: $1,139,000
    Public Welfare: $82,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,457,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,566,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,073,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,493,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,890,000
    Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,442,000
    General - Other: $1,546,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    General Public Building: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,905,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,886,000
    Other: $5,896,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,723,000
    Highways: $2,235,000
    Transit Utilities: $750,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $43,543,000
    Property: $36,010,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,274,000
    Other Selective Sales: $642,000
    Other License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,134,000

Cortland County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,509,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,409,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,960,000
    Air Transportation: $268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,841,000
    Air Transportation: $1,437,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,350,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,727,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,324,000
    Health - Other: $11,093,000
    Regular Highways: $7,739,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,906,000
    Police Protection: $5,288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,056,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,054,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,953,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,924,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,674,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,588,000
    Financial Administration: $1,255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $385,000
    Air Transportation: $261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $-1,539,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,806,000
    Other: $442,000
    Health and Hospitals: $130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,974,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,143,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $26,045,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,274,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $339,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,733,000
    Corrections: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,245,000
    Other: $1,139,000
    Public Welfare: $82,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,457,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,566,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,073,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,493,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,890,000
    Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,442,000
    General - Other: $1,546,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    General Public Building: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,905,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,886,000
    Other: $5,896,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,723,000
    Highways: $2,235,000
    Transit Utilities: $750,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $43,543,000
    Property: $36,010,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,274,000
    Other Selective Sales: $642,000
    Other License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,134,000

Cortland County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,509,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,409,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,960,000
    Air Transportation: $268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,841,000
    Air Transportation: $1,437,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,350,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,727,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,324,000
    Health - Other: $11,093,000
    Regular Highways: $7,739,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,906,000
    Police Protection: $5,288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,056,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,054,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,953,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,924,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,674,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,588,000
    Financial Administration: $1,255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $385,000
    Air Transportation: $261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $-1,539,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,806,000
    Other: $442,000
    Health and Hospitals: $130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,974,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,143,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $26,045,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,274,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $339,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,733,000
    Corrections: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,245,000
    Other: $1,139,000
    Public Welfare: $82,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,457,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,566,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,073,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,493,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,890,000
    Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,442,000
    General - Other: $1,546,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    General Public Building: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,905,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,886,000
    Other: $5,896,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,723,000
    Highways: $2,235,000
    Transit Utilities: $750,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $43,543,000
    Property: $36,010,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,274,000
    Other Selective Sales: $642,000
    Other License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,134,000

Cortland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,509,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,409,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,261,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,960,000
    Air Transportation: $268,000
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,841,000
    Air Transportation: $1,437,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,350,000
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,727,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,324,000
    Health - Other: $11,093,000
    Regular Highways: $7,739,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,906,000
    Police Protection: $5,288,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,056,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,054,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,953,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,924,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,674,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,588,000
    Financial Administration: $1,255,000
    Parks and Recreation: $385,000
    Air Transportation: $261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $54,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $-1,539,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,806,000
    Other: $442,000
    Health and Hospitals: $130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,974,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,143,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $26,045,000
    Other - General - Other: $12,274,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $339,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $9,733,000
    Corrections: $85,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,245,000
    Other: $1,139,000
    Public Welfare: $82,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,457,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,218,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,566,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,073,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,239,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,493,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $17,890,000
    Rents: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $115,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,442,000
    General - Other: $1,546,000
    Police Protection: $288,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    General Public Building: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Health - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,905,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $12,886,000
    Other: $5,896,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,723,000
    Highways: $2,235,000
    Transit Utilities: $750,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $43,543,000
    Property: $36,010,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,274,000
    Other Selective Sales: $642,000
    Other License: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,134,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,299
  • Number of aged recipients: 127
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,172
  • Number of recipients under 18: 189
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 889
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 221
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 599
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 596
Most common first names in Cortland County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary36580.5 years
John32575.1 years
Robert26971.0 years
William26073.9 years
Charles20474.5 years
Ruth18178.7 years
James17571.7 years
George17175.7 years
Helen16280.4 years
Elizabeth15681.1 years
Most common last names in Cortland County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18177.3 years
Brown15175.2 years
Johnson8377.3 years
Miller7576.3 years
Allen7376.6 years
Stevens7279.9 years
Parker6478.2 years
Moore5377.9 years
Williams5377.9 years
White5379.0 years
Businesses in Cortland County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets11
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nissan1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1Penske1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2Quality1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet2RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Staples1
Domino's Pizza1Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway5
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile1
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx5Tim Hortons2
Ford1True Value1
GNC2U-Haul4
GameStop1UPS6
H&R Block2Verizon Wireless2
Hilton1Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA1