Cortland, New York

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Population in 2017: 18,698 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 8,478  (45.3%)
Females: 10,220  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

28.1 years
New York median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 13045.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,434 (it was $26,478 in 2000)
Cortland:

$44,434
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,776 (it was $14,267 in 2000)

Cortland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $105,406 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Cortland:

$105,406
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $149,565; detached houses: $153,107; townhouses or other attached units: $137,373; in 2-unit structures: $150,231; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $105,303; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $322,866; mobile homes: $59,546

Median gross rent in 2017: $746.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cortland: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.4%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 42.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for other race residents, 63.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cortland, NY (2010)
    • 17,47991.0%White alone
    • 6233.2%Hispanic
    • 5032.6%Black alone
    • 3691.9%Two or more races
    • 1780.9%Asian alone
    • 470.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.02%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Cortland, New York as of December 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cortland is 269 to 1.


Crime rates in Cortland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

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)
2
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(74.7)
18
(96.9)
8
(43.5)
6
(32.7)
8
(43.5)
6
(33.5)
10
(51.8)
7
(36.2)
3
(15.5)
10
(52.2)
4
(21.2)
2
(10.7)
7
(37.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(58.7)
8
(43.1)
6
(32.6)
7
(38.2)
12
(65.2)
10
(55.8)
5
(25.9)
13
(67.3)
3
(15.5)
5
(26.1)
0
(0.0)
8
(42.7)
6
(32.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
60
(320.2)
51
(274.6)
64
(348.2)
58
(316.2)
62
(336.9)
29
(161.7)
33
(171.1)
15
(77.7)
12
(62.1)
13
(67.8)
13
(68.9)
6
(32.0)
14
(75.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
135
(720.4)
86
(463.1)
96
(522.3)
86
(468.9)
108
(586.8)
112
(624.7)
96
(497.7)
120
(621.2)
88
(455.2)
57
(297.4)
78
(413.7)
52
(277.6)
66
(354.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
327
(1,745)
290
(1,561)
271
(1,474)
238
(1,298)
242
(1,315)
228
(1,272)
277
(1,436)
251
(1,299)
306
(1,583)
197
(1,028)
264
(1,400)
260
(1,388)
241
(1,294)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(138.7)
17
(91.5)
16
(87.0)
7
(38.2)
17
(92.4)
17
(94.8)
9
(46.7)
9
(46.6)
4
(20.7)
4
(20.9)
5
(26.5)
7
(37.4)
9
(48.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A5
(26.9)
2
(10.9)
4
(21.8)
6
(32.6)
2
(11.2)
1
(5.2)
2
(10.4)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)272.7247.6216.7188.6222.8178.0179.5163.9126.3147.6117.8105.7145.9

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City-data.com crime index in Cortland, NY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 46 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
New York average:

2.90
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Ancestries: English (24.5%), American (17.0%), Italian (12.9%), Irish (8.3%), German (4.0%), European (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Land area: 3.92 square miles.

Population density: 4,768 people per square mile   (average).

Cortland, New York map

410 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.3% Latin America, 0.3% Africa, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.2%
New York:

22.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,188 (3.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,402 (3.5%)

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

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

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

Nearest cities:

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

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 76.18 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,255 (+17.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,159 (57.1%)

Area code: 607

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

Cortland tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $142,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $130,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Cortland, NY residents
Average permit cost in Cortland, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Cortland, NY
Historical housing units in Cortland, NY
Most common industries in Cortland, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Machinery (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Social assistance (9.9%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Cortland, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Cortland, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cortland, New York environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 52.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.547. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.547
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

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

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

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

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

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

Earthquake activity:

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

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

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cortland County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cortland topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Cortland:

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

Airports located in Cortland:

College/University in Cortland:

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

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cortland:

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

Public high school in Cortland:

Private high schools in Cortland:

  • CORTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 114, Location: 15 WEST RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 5, Location: 2910 DOUGLAS RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cortland:

Private elementary/middle school in Cortland:

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Library in Cortland:

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

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • CORTLANDVILLE TOWN WATER (Address: 3577 TERRACE ROAD , Population served: 4,300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY ACRES MHP (Population served: 253, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DRYDEN SUBWAY (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKE COMO INN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.4%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

11.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


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

People in group quarters in Cortland in 2010:

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

People in group quarters in Cortland in 2000:

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

Banks with most branches in Cortland (2011 data):

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

For population 15 years and over in Cortland:

Marital status in Cortland, NY
  • Never married: 55.6%
  • Now married: 29.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Cortland:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
New York average:

13.6

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, NY (based on Cortland County data)

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
This county:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

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.
New York:

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

7.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.5%
New York:

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

11.7%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.8%
New York:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.4%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Cortland:

28.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cortland:

21.0%
New York:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cortland:

9.6%
New York:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cortland:

32.3%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

60.0%
New York:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.8%
State:

79.9%

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

Cortland government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $654,000 ($34.98)
    General - Other: $372,000 ($19.90)
    Sewerage: $118,000 ($6.31)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,791,000 ($309.71)
    Police Protection: $3,513,000 ($187.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,687,000 ($143.71)
    Sewerage: $1,831,000 ($97.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,253,000 ($67.01)
    Regular Highways: $1,132,000 ($60.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $921,000 ($49.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $667,000 ($35.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $499,000 ($26.69)
    Financial Administration: $316,000 ($16.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $295,000 ($15.78)
    General Public Buildings: $257,000 ($13.74)
    Central Staff Services: $181,000 ($9.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $181,000 ($9.68)
    Health - Other: $78,000 ($4.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $571,000 ($30.54)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $600,000 ($32.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $310,000 ($16.58)
    General - Other: $114,000 ($6.10)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($4.23)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($2.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($2.35)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,773,000 ($469.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $102,000 ($5.46)

Cortland government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,466,000 ($131.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $483,000 ($25.83)
    Other: $85,000 ($4.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000 ($4.44)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($0.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $430,000 ($23.00)
    Other: $75,000 ($4.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,821,000 ($257.84)
    Other: $149,000 ($7.97)
    Highways: $92,000 ($4.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,194,000 ($63.86)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,061,000 ($56.74)
    Fines and Forfeits: $336,000 ($17.97)
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000 ($2.35)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($1.82)
    Rents: $22,000 ($1.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,618,000 ($86.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,018,000 ($107.93)
    Other: $924,000 ($49.42)
    Highways: $230,000 ($12.30)
  • Tax - Property: $8,171,000 ($437.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $470,000 ($25.14)
    Other License: $288,000 ($15.40)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $24,000 ($1.28)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.05)

Cortland government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,044,000 ($911.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,299,000 ($818.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,745,000 ($93.33)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $900,000 ($48.13)

Cortland government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,852,000 ($99.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,225,000 ($332.92)

5.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
New York average:

4.90%

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 Tompkins County, NY  1.28% ($34,059 average AGI)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.71% ($46,260)
from Broome County, NY  0.40% ($31,319)


6.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
New York average:

5.85%

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 Tompkins County, NY  1.01% ($37,158 average AGI)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.82% ($53,243)
to Broome County, NY  0.44% ($33,359)
Businesses in Cortland, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AT&T2McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts2Nissan1
Applebee's1Payless1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Ramada1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid2
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts1Subaru1
Econo Lodge1Subway4
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1Tim Hortons2
GNC1U-Haul3
GameStop1UPS4
H&R Block2Vans1
Hilton1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza2

Strongest AM radio stations in Cortland:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Cortland:

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

TV broadcast stations around Cortland:

  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSTM-TV (Channel 3; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSTM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WNYS-TV (Channel 43; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RKM MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTVH (Channel 5; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WTVH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • W16AX (Channel 16; ITHACA, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • W51BA (Channel 51; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W20BT (Channel 20; ITHACA, NY; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cortland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 28.4mTotal length
  • $17,642,000Total costs
  • 128,112Total average daily traffic
  • 16,545Total average daily truck traffic
  • 77,271Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cortland, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cortland, NY

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 fires per year is 83. The highest number of fires - 142 took place in 2005, and the least - 26 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Cortland, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.4%), and Outside Fires (27.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cortland, NY
    • 71050.4%Structure Fires
    • 38827.6%Outside Fires
    • 23416.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 765.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cortland, NY

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

  • Comfort Inn Cortland, 2 1/2 Locust Ave, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 753-7721, Fax: (607) 753-7608
  • Quality Inn Cortland, 188 Clinton Ave, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-5622, Fax: (607) 753-6171
  • Ramada Inn, 2 River St, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-4431, Fax: (607) 753-3511
  • Country Inn & Suites, 3707 Rt 281, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 753-8300, Fax: (607) 753-8301
  • Hampton Inn, 26 River St, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 662-0007, Fax: (607) 662-0678
  • Econo Lodge, 10 Church St, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-2856, Fax: (607) 758-7555
  • Bestwestern Plus Fingerlakes Inns And Suites, 3175 Fingerlakes East Dr, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 756-2233, Fax: (607) 299-4520
  • Holiday Inn Express, 4 1/2 Locust Ave, Cortland, New York 13045 , Phone: (607) 299-0099, Fax: (607) 299-0068
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortland, New York
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cortland, NY
  • 92.5%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cortland, NY
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood


Cortland compared to New York state average:

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

Cortland on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
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