Cortland, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 4,336 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +109.9%
Males: 2,072  (47.8%)
Females: 2,264  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

31.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60112, 60115, 60151.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,496 (it was $52,750 in 2000)
Cortland:

$70,496
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,731 (it was $18,775 in 2000)

Cortland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $151,171 (it was $134,600 in 2000)
Cortland:

$151,171
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $156,092; detached houses: $171,685; townhouses or other attached units: $81,056

Median gross rent in 2017: $931.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cortland: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.0%
(0.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for Black residents, 49.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Cortland, IL (2010)
    • 3,35678.6%White alone
    • 52712.3%Hispanic
    • 2315.4%Black alone
    • 721.7%Asian alone
    • 731.7%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cortland, Illinois as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cortland is 824 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cortland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(104.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.1)
3
(68.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(111.1)
4
(93.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(34.9)
2
(63.8)
2
(57.3)
6
(152.8)
3
(72.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.5)
2
(46.2)
4
(92.3)
4
(91.9)
2
(46.2)
3
(69.3)
2
(46.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(104.6)
3
(95.7)
9
(258.0)
2
(50.9)
5
(120.1)
3
(66.7)
4
(93.4)
4
(94.0)
0
(0.0)
9
(207.8)
6
(137.8)
2
(46.2)
8
(184.7)
5
(115.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(1,430)
30
(956.9)
36
(1,032)
26
(662.1)
33
(792.5)
51
(1,133)
26
(607.1)
29
(681.7)
20
(462.3)
38
(877.2)
51
(1,172)
49
(1,131)
49
(1,131)
23
(529.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
4
(96.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.0)
2
(44.4)
4
(93.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.1)
2
(46.2)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)155.260.393.862.662.283.358.849.827.786.6130.057.772.038.5

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City-data.com crime index in Cortland, IL

Crime rate in Cortland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Irish (7.4%), Swedish (6.0%), American (5.9%), European (5.7%), Polish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/16/1865

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 1.76 square miles.

Population density: 2,469 people per square mile   (low).

Cortland, Illinois map

505 residents are foreign born (8.2% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

This town:

12.3%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,080 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,365 (3.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elgin, IL (22.3 miles , pop. 94,487).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (52.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

DeKalb, IL (1.7 miles ),
Sycamore, IL (2.0 miles ),
Maple Park, IL (2.2 miles ),
Malta, IL (2.9 miles ),
Virgil, IL (3.0 miles ),
Kaneville, IL (3.3 miles ),
Hinckley, IL (3.3 miles ),
Waterman, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.92 N, Longitude: 88.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Cortland, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cortland, IL in 2017
Cortland satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $102,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2003: 132 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 88 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2005: 138 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2006: 92 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2009: 42 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $147,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Cortland, IL residents
Average permit cost in Cortland, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +934 (+82.5%).
Most common industries in Cortland, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.6%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.7%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (2.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.0%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Cortland, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)

Average climate in Cortland, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Cortland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Cortland town center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cortland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 244.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 33.9 miles away from Cortland center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from Cortland center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 276.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.7 miles away from Cortland center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 232.7 miles away from Cortland center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in DeKalb County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cortland topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cortland:

  • DEKALB COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; DEKALB, IL)
  • DAVITA - SYCAMORE (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SYCAMORE, IL)
  • OAK CREST (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DEKALB, IL)
  • BETHANY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB CT (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; DEKALB, IL)
  • BETHESDA LUTHERAN-SYCAMORE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SYCAMORE, IL)
  • THC CHICAGO INC DBA KINDRED HOSP (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SYCAMORE, IL)
  • DEKALB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMEN (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; DEKALB, IL)

Amtrak station near Cortland:

  • 20 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cortland:

  • Northern Illinois University (about 4 miles; Dekalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,126)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 10 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 15 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Elgin Community College (about 21 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 8,173)
  • Aurora University (about 22 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • McHenry County College (about 29 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • North Central College (about 31 miles; Naperville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,860)

Public elementary/middle school in Cortland:

See full list of schools located in Cortland

Library in Cortland:

  • CORTLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $210,854; Location: 63 SOUTH SOMONAUK ROAD; 19,863 books; 1,227 audio materials; 2,597 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 15 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 72 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cortland: Cortland Fire Department (A), A - Tec Ambulance (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charles Williams Nash - Chief executive, Albert J. Hopkins - Politician.

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

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

CORTLAND (Population served: 3,658, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-24-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-16-2004), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-16-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2007)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

78.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.8%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Cortland (2011 data):

  • Resource Bank, National Association: Cortland Branch at 2007 Somonauk Road, branch established on 1988/03/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $344.9 mil, Deposits: $293.7 mil, headquarters in Dekalb, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Resource Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cortland:

Marital status in Cortland, IL
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Cortland:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cortland
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cortland, IL (based on DeKalb County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,4476
Mainline Protestant14,71937
Evangelical Protestant9,84349
Other4,26712
Orthodox4001
Black Protestant1821
None56,302-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
DeKalb County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
DeKalb County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
DeKalb County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
This county:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cortland:

48.6%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cortland:

47.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Cortland:

28.9
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cortland:

9.3%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cortland:

34.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cortland, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$13,636$54,5440$0
Water Supply 3$10,722$42,8880$0
Streets and Highways 3$12,768$51,0720$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,629$46,5168$6,033
Other Government Administration 1$3,688$44,2566$3,675
Totals for Government 13$52,443$48,40914$9,708

Cortland government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $61,000 ($14.07)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $543,000 ($125.23)
    Regular Highways: $540,000 ($124.54)
    Police Protection: $395,000 ($91.10)
    Water Utilities: $374,000 ($86.25)
    Sewerage: $334,000 ($77.03)
    Libraries: $272,000 ($62.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,501,000 ($346.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $206,000 ($47.51)
    Regular Highways: $132,000 ($30.44)
    Water Utilities: $56,000 ($12.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $794,000 ($183.12)

Cortland government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $530,000 ($122.23)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $30,000 ($6.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $126,000 ($29.06)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($5.30)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $348,000 ($80.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,060,000 ($244.46)
    Highways: $119,000 ($27.44)
  • Tax - Property: $850,000 ($196.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $234,000 ($53.97)
    Other License: $14,000 ($3.23)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,000 ($2.31)

Cortland government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,540,000 ($8657.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,325,000 ($8608.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $215,000 ($49.58)

Cortland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,213,000 ($971.63)

7.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kane County, IL  1.44% ($46,204 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  1.07% ($28,648)
from DuPage County, IL  0.57% ($41,056)


8.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kane County, IL  1.20% ($52,309 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  1.13% ($31,483)
to DuPage County, IL  0.51% ($35,418)

Businesses in Cortland, IL

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 6
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cortland:

  • WLBK (1360 AM; 1 kW; DEKALB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSQR (1560 AM; 0 kW; SYCAMORE, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cortland:

  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cortland:

  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
Cortland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Cortland fatal accident list:

Feb 26, 2017 02:53 PM, Cr-12 Somonauk Rd, Lat: 41.938489, Lon: -88.688769, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 22, 2007 10:10 AM, 12, Cortland Center Rd, Lat: 41.933206, Lon: -88.688814, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.3mTotal length
  • 49,050Total average daily traffic
  • 4,920Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cortland)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 1800 Llanos (Lat: 41.918917 Lon: -88.685611), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPUG601,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.037 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2002, Expiration Date: 02/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012, Certifier: Chris M Wolverton, Registrant: Lao 20115101, 102 East Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • 1609 S (Lat: 41.915806 Lon: -88.689333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPUJ808,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.037 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2002, Expiration Date: 03/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/03/2012, Certifier: Chris M Wolverton, Registrant: Lao 20114906, 102 East Middle St, Gettyburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • Lat: 41.922250 Lon: -88.690083, Call Sign: WPYI658,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2013, Expiration Date: 08/18/2023, Certifier: Trent Moser, Registrant: Nicomm, LLC, 2235 Gateway Dr, Sycamore, IL 60178, Phone: (815) 758-0661, Fax: (815) 758-0280, Email:
  • Lat: 41.904694 Lon: -88.687917, Call Sign: WQKR922,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2009, Expiration Date: 08/27/2019, Certifier: Don Biggs, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cortland)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$131,6104$120,70530$140,8301$23,5403$110,793
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$138,7500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$126,1251$72,4908$145,6691$24,9400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$93,7000$06$137,3220$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$119,2600$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$71,2501$110,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$94,320
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0008.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cortland, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cortland, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 36 took place in 2009, and the least - 6 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Cortland, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.8%), and Outside Fires (27.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cortland, IL
    • 18350.8%Structure Fires
    • 9827.2%Outside Fires
    • 5415.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 256.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cortland, IL
Most common first names in Cortland, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George677.8 years
Dorothy478.0 years
William470.0 years
James473.3 years
John484.7 years
Clifford383.3 years
Hattie393.3 years
Emil376.0 years
Lucille377.3 years
Donald374.3 years
Most common last names in Cortland, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson978.9 years
Davis976.3 years
Olsen878.8 years
Schmidt775.3 years
French580.8 years
Aldis478.8 years
Olson470.3 years
Williams356.7 years
George371.0 years
Anderson378.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cortland, IL
  • 94.0%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cortland, IL
  • 88.8%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Electricity


Cortland compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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