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Population (year 2000): 18,740. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,522 (-1.2% change)
Males: 8,792 (46.9%), Females: 9,948 (53.1%)

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Median resident age: 27.8 years
Median household income: $26,478 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Cortland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.4%), Italian (18.4%), German (17.0%), English (16.5%), United States (6.3%), Dutch (4.2%).

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Land area: 3.9 square miles

Cortland,

For population 25 years and over in Cortland

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cortland city

  • Never married: 43.4%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

3.5% Foreign born (2.6% Europe).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY (27.4 miles Union, pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY Rochester, (105.7 miles pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (193.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Corners, NY (2.3 miles Munsons NY (2.6 miles Homer, West, NY (2.7 miles Cortland NY (6.1 miles McGraw, NY (6.3 miles Virgil, NY (9.6 miles Preble, NY (9.9 miles Scott,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 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

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 76.18 W

Area code: 607


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.2%), Manufacturing (14.8%), Retail trade (12.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,662 (+14.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,071 (52.1%)


 

Crime in Cortland by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 13 5 5 11 15 15
    per 100,000 69.4 26.7 26.7 58.7 80.0 80.0
Robberies 6 13 7 9 16 5
    per 100,000 32.0 69.4 37.4 48.0 85.4 26.7
Assaults 22 28 26 24 32 54
    per 100,000 117.4 149.4 138.7 128.1 170.8 288.2
Burglaries 127 111 96 99 104 90
    per 100,000 677.7 592.3 512.3 528.3 555.0 480.3
Thefts 545 564 528 523 438 386
    per 100,000 2908.2 3009.6 2817.5 2790.8 2337.2 2059.8
Auto thefts 24 32 11 27 21 26
    per 100,000 128.1 170.8 58.7 144.1 112.1 138.7
234.8 236.9 202.9 223.6 233.1 224.8


Average climate in Cortland, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cortland,

Cortland-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.8 miles away from the Cortland city center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category 3 tornado 40.5 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Nathan L. Miller - politician.


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


Hospital/medical center in Cortland:
  • CORTLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (134 HOMER AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Cortland:
  • CAYUGA MEDICAL CENTER AT ITHACA (about 25 miles; ITHACA, NY)
  • COMMUNITY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; SYRACUSE, NY)
  • CROUSE-IRVING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 31 miles; SYRACUSE, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cortland:
  • ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL (about 21 miles; ITHACA, NY; ID: ITH)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 32 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
  • SYRACUSE HANCOCK INTL (about 35 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; ID: SYR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cortland:
  • CORTLAND COUNTY-CHASE FIELD (about 2 miles; CORTLAND, NY; ID: N03)
  • MAUS MARINELAND (about 16 miles; NEW HOPE, NY; ID: NK0)
  • SKANEATELES AERO DROME (about 27 miles; SKANEATELES, NY; ID: 6B9)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 9 $32,466 $43,288 39 $18,810
Police Protection - Officers 41 $163,936 $47,981 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $19,091 $45,818 0 $0
Other Government Administration 18 $50,574 $33,716 10 $3,996
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   1 $1,632
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   3 $6,259
Firefighters 32 $127,394 $47,772 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,353 $28,236 0 $0
Streets and Highways 22 $83,654 $45,629 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $12,137 $36,411 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $38,674 $42,189 0 $0
Totals for Government 143 $530,280 $44,499 53 $30,697


College/University in Cortland:
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT CORTLAND (Full-time enrollment: 6,187; Location: PO BOX 2000; Public; Website: www.cortland.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cortland:
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY-ENDOWED COLLEGES (about 24 miles; ITHACA, NY; Full-time enrollment: 12,036)
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY-NY STATE STATUTORY COLLEGES (about 24 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 7,413)
  • ITHACA COLLEGE (about 25 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; FT enrollment: 5,132)
  • SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; FT enrollment: 15,859)
  • LE MOYNE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; SYRACUSE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,517)
  • SUNY AT BINGHAMTON (about 40 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; FT enrollment: 11,498)
Public high school in Cortland:
  • CORTLAND JSHS (Students: 1,296; Location: 8 VALLEY VIEW DR; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Cortland:
  • CORTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 97; Location: 15 WEST RD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Cortland:
  • FRANKLYN S. BARRY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 20 RAYMOND AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • RANDALL SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 31 RANDALL ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • F.E. SMITH SCHOOL (Students: 328; Location: 33 WHEELER AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ALTON B. PARKER SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 89 MADISON AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • VIRGIL ES (Students: 154; Location: 1208 CHURCH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Cortland:
  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 61 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • PARK SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 78 HOMER AVE; Grades: PK - 11)
  • FINGERLAKES ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 1304 FISHER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 8; Location: 2910 DOUGLAS ROAD; Grades: KG - 10)
Library in Cortland:
  • CORTLAND FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $362,268; Location: 32 CHURCH STREET; 119,635 books; 1,091 audio materials; 393 serial subscriptions)

Rivers and creeks: Otter Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), West Branch Tioughnioga River (C), East Branch Tioughnioga River (D).


Cortland compared to New York state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

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.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSS (1260 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSIV (1540 AM; 3 kW; E. SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CRAM COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

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)
  • W240AH (95.9 FM; CORTLAND, NY; Owner: CORTLAND-HOMER CHRISTIAN RADIO ASSOC)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WYYY (94.5 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W278AH (103.5 FM; SYRACUSE, JAMESVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • WWHT (107.9 FM; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTB (101.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, NY; Owner: GM BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • W51BA (Channel 51; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

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