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Tompkins County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 104,871 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 96,501 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 13,544
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,548
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,583
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,875 (it was 16,837 in 2000)
% of renters here:

46%
State:

47%

Land area: 476 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 220 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tompkins County: 108.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Tompkins County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.8%)
  • Asian alone (10.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.6%)
Median resident age:  30.6 years
New York median age:  38.4 years
Males: 51,667  (49.3%)
Females: 53,204  (50.7%)

Tompkins County,NY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Tompkins County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,349 ($37,272 in 1999)

This county:

$56,349
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $932 (lower quartile is $768, upper quartile is $1,296)
This county:

$932
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $201,400 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Tompkins:

$201,400
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,900 - $284,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $223,410
Here:

$223,410
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $491,223
Here:

$491,223
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $164,765
Here:

$164,765
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $519,738
Here:

$519,738
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $137,755
Here:

$137,755
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $74,313
Here:

$74,313
State:

$72,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,598
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $615

Institutionalized population: 844

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 12
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 128
  • Thefts: 335
  • Auto thefts: 25

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 93
  • Thefts: 363
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 158 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2008: 122 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2010: 113 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2011: 102 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2012: 112 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2013: 115 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2014: 140 buildings, average cost: $168,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,056 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,081 (2.4%)

Tompkins County household income distribution in 2013 Tompkins County home values distribution in 2013 Tompkins County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.2%
Tompkins County:

20.2%
New York:

14.7%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents, 41.2% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 30.6 years old
(Males: 28.4 years old, Females: 33.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.6 years old, Black residents: 20.4 years old, American Indian residents: 46.7 years old, Asian residents: 24.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.2 years old, Other race residents: 24.7 years old)

Area name: Ithaca, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tompkins County is $628 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $735 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $889 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ithaca, South Hill, Newfield, Ulysses, Lansing, Enfield, Cayuga Heights, Danby, Caroline, Northeast Ithaca.

Tompkins 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 (%)
Caroline town42119 - 154237 - 47
Danby town39107 - 123833 - 42
Dryden town173109 - 124037 - 43
Enfield town1886 - 113631 - 42
Groton town39108 - 134036 - 45
Ithaca city17565 - 83128 - 34
Ithaca town23487 - 93533 - 37
Lansing town6965 - 83127 - 35
Newfield town34108 - 134137 - 46
Ulysses town6876 - 93329 - 36
Tompkins county8918 35 

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Neighboring counties: Bannock County, Idaho , Newport County, Rhode Island , Goshen County, Wyoming , Ozaukee County, Wisconsin , Morrill County, Nebraska , Williams County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 27,205
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 51.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,437 (36.9% naturalized citizens)

Tompkins County:

13.8%
Whole state:

23.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 8,7212010 or later
  • 2,9482000 to 2009
  • 2,2111990 to 1999
  • 1,8021980 to 1989
  • 4881970 to 1979
  • 1,275Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.4%

Tompkins County marital status for males Tompkins County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,493
  • One, attached: 1,450
  • Two: 4,275
  • 3 or 4: 3,310
  • 5 to 9: 3,191
  • 10 to 19: 2,090
  • 20 to 49: 1,549
  • 50 or more: 1,929
  • Mobile homes: 3,158

Housing units in Tompkins County with a mortgage: 11,476 (471 second mortgage, 1,711 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,255

Here:

55.0% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Tompkins County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,10234
Catholic7,3447
Evangelical Protestant4,64936
Other2,78813
Orthodox2151
Black Protestant571
None78,409-
Tompkins 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: 19
Tompkins County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Tompkins County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 105
This county:

10.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Tompkins County:

6.0%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Tompkins County:

25.3%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Tompkins County:

Average size of farms: 179 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,438
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $166.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $70,550
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $252,933
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 45.02%
Corn for grain: 8269 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1749 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1758 harvested acres
Vegetables: 995 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 252 acres

Earthquake activity:

Tompkins County-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 149.1 miles away from Tompkins 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, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 197.0 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 212.2 miles away from the 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 149.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 247.6 miles away from Tompkins County 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 92.6 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 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 Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 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 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
  • New York Virus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 01, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3155: October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Storms, Incident Period: May 03, 2000 to August 12, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1335: July 21, 2000, FEMA Id: 1335, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 25, 1998 to July 10, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1233: July 07, 1998, FEMA Id: 1233, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 08, 1996 to November 15, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1148: December 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1148, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to January 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1095: January 24, 1996, FEMA Id: 1095, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Tompkins County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Educational services (43%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (28%)
  • India (10%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Taiwan (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Japan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Tompkins County


  • American (18%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Tompkins County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39,512 (64.7%)
  • Carpooled: 7,292 (11.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,009 (4.9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 78 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 437 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 975 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 6,931 (11.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,802 (4.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 10,665 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 468 people in nursing homes
  • 306 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 149 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 100 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 48 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 11,974 people in college/university student housing
  • 419 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 183 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 162 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 142 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 89 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,994.

7.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
New York average:

5.06%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Tompkins County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.08%

3.68% relocated from other counties in New York ($17,012 average AGI)
4.13% relocated from other states ($20,844 average AGI)
Tompkins County:

4.13%
New York average:

2.01%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cortland County, NY  0.47% ($35,000 average AGI)
from Tioga County, NY  0.28% ($26,442)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.23% ($29,747)
from New York County, NY  0.23% ($59,785)
from Broome County, NY  0.23% ($35,338)
from Chemung County, NY  0.22% ($40,892)
from Schuyler County, NY  0.21% ($28,686)


9.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.42%
New York average:

5.46%


0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,038 average AGI)
Tompkins County:

0.33%
New York average:

0.11%

3.80% relocated to other counties in New York ($14,322 average AGI)
5.29% relocated to other states ($26,668 average AGI)
Tompkins County:

5.29%
New York average:

2.38%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cortland County, NY  0.48% ($29,871 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.46% ($43,277)
to Tioga County, NY  0.33% ($31,545)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.27% ($46,304)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.25% ($28,894)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.25% ($44,694)
to Schuyler County, NY  0.21% ($28,027)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.0

Births per 1000 population in Tompkins County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Tompkins County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Tompkins County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Tompkins County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Tompkins County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tompkins County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tompkins County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Tompkins County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Tompkins County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,937 (10,015 aged, 1,922 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 824 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Tompkins County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (643)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (615)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (463)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (368)
  • Unspecified dementia (351)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (325)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (301)
  • Congestive heart failure (247)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (244)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (224)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,036
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 166
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,073

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 901
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 610
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 81.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 37.6
  • Other - 43.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,871
  • In family households: 60,480 (10,390 male householders, 9,925 female householders)
    15,717 spouses, 18,596 children (17,317 natural, 706 adopted, 573 stepchildren), 1,071 grandchildren, 238 brothers or sisters, 763 parents, 1,264 other relatives, 2,516 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,352 (7,910 male householders (5,275 living alone)), 9,458 female householders (6,797 living alone)), 12,984 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14,039

Size of family households: 10,683 2-persons, 3,337 3-persons, 4,295 4-persons, 1,441 5-persons, 410 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,072 1-person, 3,684 2-persons, 802 3-persons, 676 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 103 7-or-more-persons.

9,766 married couples with children.
3,519 single-parent households (774 men, 2,745 women).

85.7% of residents of Tompkins speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
6.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $664,592,000 ($6,637 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,624,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $166,264,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $82,745,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,748,000
Federal grants: $373,765,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,383,000 ($3,932,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,688,000 ($4,250,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $157,337,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,721,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,882,000

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

Births: 4,701
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,057
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,290
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,274
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Tompkins County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.27 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.8

Year house built in Tompkins County, New York Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 3602014 or later
  • 1,2072010 to 2013
  • 3,5762000 to 2009
  • 6,4811990 to 1999
  • 5,8931980 to 1989
  • 5,3201970 to 1979
  • 4,8201960 to 1969
  • 3,7561950 to 1959
  • 9531940 to 1949
  • 10,0791939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Tompkins County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Tompkins County, New York Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 01 room
  • 1132 rooms
  • 3383 rooms
  • 1,6134 rooms
  • 2,8915 rooms
  • 4,5286 rooms
  • 3,6497 rooms
  • 2,6778 rooms
  • 4,9229+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tompkins County, New York Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 1,9731 room
  • 2,1182 rooms
  • 2,9773 rooms
  • 4,2814 rooms
  • 2,8895 rooms
  • 1,0646 rooms
  • 6017 rooms
  • 3338 rooms
  • 7169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Tompkins County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Tompkins County, New York Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 5711 bedroom
  • 3,0092 bedrooms
  • 10,0063 bedrooms
  • 5,9354 bedrooms
  • 1,2105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Tompkins County, New York Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 2,281no bedroom
  • 4,8271 bedroom
  • 5,1472 bedrooms
  • 3,3793 bedrooms
  • 1,0314 bedrooms
  • 2875+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Tompkins County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Tompkins County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 382no vehicle
  • 5,1271 vehicle
  • 11,0542 vehicles
  • 2,6363 vehicles
  • 1,0834 vehicles
  • 4495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Tompkins County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Tompkins County population
  • 5,167no vehicle
  • 8,0401 vehicle
  • 2,9792 vehicles
  • 4443 vehicles
  • 2494 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles

71.8% of Tompkins County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in New York.

Tompkins County:

71.8%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 56,953
  • Other state: 31,397
  • Northeast: 11,989
  • Midwest: 6,451
  • South: 8,128
  • West: 4,829
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Tompkins County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.2%Utility gas
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.4%Wood
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.4%Utility gas
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 346
Here:

4.7%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 329
Here:

10.2%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14,009
Here:

66.5%
New York:

34.3%

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

Tompkins County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,162,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,716,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $7,952,000
    Air Transportation: $5,810,000
    General - Other: $2,792,000
    Regular Highways: $1,999,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Other Higher Education: $29,080,000
    Health - Other: $18,984,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $16,139,000
    General - Other: $10,498,000
    Regular Highways: $6,076,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,377,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,172,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,045,000
    Police Protection: $3,982,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,397,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,232,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,192,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,077,000
    Libraries: $2,289,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,124,000
    Financial Administration: $1,910,000
    Air Transportation: $1,798,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,697,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,677,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,315,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $755,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $198,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $66,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,888,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $9,367,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $12,147,000
    Corrections - Other: $48,000
    Transit Utilities: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $1,627,000
    Transit Utilities: $650,000
    Regular Highways: $385,000
    Other Higher Education: $353,000
    Police Protection: $202,000
    Housing and Community Development: $175,000
    Health - Other: $171,000
    General Public Building: $132,000
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000
    General - Other: $76,000
    Correctional Institutions: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $41,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $34,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
    Air Transportation: $5,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,262,000

Tompkins County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $12,181,000
    All Other: $9,125,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,360,000
    Air Transportation: $788,000
    Housing and Community Development: $553,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $4,997,000
    All Other: $1,330,000
    Education: $1,025,000
    Highways: $732,000
    Housing and Community Development: $305,000
    Health and Hospitals: $27,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $636,000
    Highways: $266,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,434,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,190,000
    Rents: $370,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $263,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $62,000
    Special Assessments: $48,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,414,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,166,000
    Education: $12,949,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,666,000
    All Other: $5,024,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,298,000
    Highways: $1,447,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $39,148,000
    Property: $31,029,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,767,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $374,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $336,000
    NEC: $14,000
    Other License: $3,000

Tompkins County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $178,157,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $139,454,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $49,370,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,360,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,735,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,667,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,330,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,705,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $11,195,000
    Beginning: $6,553,000

Tompkins County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,293,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,340,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,638,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,631
  • Number of aged recipients: 166
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,465
  • Number of recipients under 18: 214
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,106
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 311
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 736
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 758
Tompkins County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
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Tompkins County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED162$146,241568$159,4561,291$144,771344$58,48319$523,421157$161,860133$61,414
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$159,50017$154,76562$145,35513$77,1540$09$156,8896$67,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$135,75091$101,330315$138,29882$39,7807$224,71442$128,57160$49,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$137,58333$158,848166$158,43416$111,4381$6,000,00014$158,7865$54,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$110,0008$150,25027$156,8892$167,5000$01$100,0004$77,750
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED99$161,33343$195,5810$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$178,6436$175,0001$203,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$193,5005$278,8000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$173,9171$330,0000$01$96,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$218,0000$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Tompkins County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John49275.4 years
Mary45481.5 years
Robert36873.6 years
William36075.1 years
Helen32182.6 years
George27976.1 years
Charles26875.8 years
James24473.7 years
Ruth24280.7 years
Margaret24079.7 years
Most common last names in Tompkins County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22478.0 years
Brown13179.0 years
Miller11676.5 years
Wilson6978.6 years
Johnson6876.0 years
Baker6876.1 years
Jones6378.7 years
Williams5880.6 years
Davis5876.1 years
White5773.5 years
Businesses in Tompkins County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T4Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Aeropostale1New Balance2
American Eagle Outfitters1Nike9
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's2Old Navy1
Audi1Panera Bread1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Barnes & Noble1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Bed Bath & Beyond1PetSmart1
Best Western1Pier 1 Imports1
Budget Car Rental1Pizza Hut1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Quiznos1
Burger King2RadioShack1
CVS1Ramada1
Carson Pirie Scott1Rite Aid4
Chevrolet2Rodeway Inn1
Clarion1Sears2
Comfort Inn1Spencer Gifts1
DHL1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks2
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
FedEx13Subway9
Finish Line1Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile2
Ford1T.J.Maxx1
GNC3Talbots1
GameStop2Target1
Gap1Tim Hortons2
Goodwill12Toyota1
H&R Block5Toys"R"Us1
Hilton1True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS12
Honda1Urban Outfitters1
Hyundai1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless3
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Volkswagen1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
Marriott1

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