Ithaca, NY

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2022 Population
31,359
1.45% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
22.8
2.24% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
33.1%
4.19% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,468
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$324,300
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,834
1.22% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ithaca, NY had a population of 31.4k people with a median age of 22.8 and a median household income of $45,468. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ithaca, NY declined from 31,819 to 31,359, a −1.45% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,973 to $45,468, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ithaca, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.56%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.9%), and White (Hispanic) (2.52%).

None of the households in Ithaca, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.4% of the residents in Ithaca, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ithaca, NY are Cornell University (8,800 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ithaca, NY was $324,300, and the homeownership rate was 27.2%.

Most people in Ithaca, NY walked to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ithaca, NY was 1 car per household.

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Population & Diversity

Ithaca, NY is home to a population of 31.4k people, from which 86.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.3% of Ithaca, NY residents were born outside of the country (6.04k people).

In 2022, there were 4.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in Ithaca, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.4%
2022 Citizenship
88.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.4% of Ithaca, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ithaca, NY was 88.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ithaca, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 697
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9k ± 401
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.74k ± 387
8.02%
Hispanic Population
2.52k people

In 2022, there were 4.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.1k people) in Ithaca, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.02% of the people in Ithaca, NY are hispanic (2.52k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.04k people
16.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.35k people

As of 2022, 19.3% of Ithaca, NY residents (6.04k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ithaca, NY was 16.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    119 ± 97
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    94 ± 117
  3. Korea
    63 ± 50

Ithaca, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ithaca, NY employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in Ithaca, NY are Educational Services (6,490 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,682 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($72,371), Manufacturing ($54,661), and Utilities ($49,410).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

14.8k
2022 Value
± 1,070
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ithaca, NY declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 15k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ithaca, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,277 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,561 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,380 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ithaca, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.8k
2022 Value
± 1,070
−1.22%
1 Year decline
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ithaca, NY declined at a rate of −1.22%, from 15k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ithaca, NY, are Educational Services (6,490 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,682 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,452 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ithaca, NY, though some of these residents may live in Ithaca, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,888
Median earning men ± $2,682
$27,093
Median earning women ± $6,123

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($70,865), Other Services Except Public Administration ($58,125), and Public Administration ($48,873).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($72,112), Public Administration ($59,667), and Manufacturing ($36,400).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ithaca, NY awarded 8,800 degrees. The student population of Ithaca, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,213 male students and 13,685 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ithaca, NY are White (2,644 and 43.4%), followed by Asian (1,421 and 23.3%), Hispanic or Latino (785 and 12.9%), and Unknown (493 and 8.09%).

The largest universities in Ithaca, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cornell University (8,800 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ithaca, NY are Computer Science (859 and 9.76%), General Business Administration & Management (598 and 6.8%), and Information Technology (372 and 4.23%).

The median tuition cost in Ithaca, NY for private four year colleges is $62,456.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ithaca, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 7.47%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 67.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,898 (47.2% men and 52.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,898 students enrolled in Ithaca, NY, 47.2% men and 52.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,840 records, of which 51% were women and 49% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 282 degrees awarded
  2. 504 degrees awarded
  3. 290 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ithaca, NY was Labor & Industrial Relations with 282 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
8,800 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cornell University with 8,800 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,435 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ithaca, NY, which is 1.02 times more than the 4,365 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,644 degrees mean that there were 1.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,421 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($62,456) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($744) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ithaca, NY was $324,300 in 2022, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $282,000 to $324,300, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Ithaca, NY is 27.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ithaca, NY have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Ithaca, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Ithaca, NY is $45,468. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ithaca, NY was Census Tract 12 with a value of $155,313, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $62,896 and $60,424.

Property

$324,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,300
$3,603
Median Property Taxes
±$433

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ithaca, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

27.2%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 27.2% of the housing units in Ithaca, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 12
  2. Census Tract 10
  3. Census Tract 11

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ithaca, NY was Census Tract 12 with a value of $155,313, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $62,896 and $60,424.

The following map shows all of the places in Ithaca, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,468
Median Household Income
± $3,139
13.2k
Number of Households
± 1,111

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Ithaca, NY grew to $45,468 from the previous year's value of $40,973.

The following chart displays the households in Ithaca, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ithaca, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Walked (27.7%)
  2. Drove Alone (27.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (23.2%)

In 2022, 27.7% of workers in Ithaca, NY walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (27.5%) and those who worked at home (23.2%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ithaca, NY have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Ithaca, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ithaca, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ithaca, NY have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ithaca, NY (7.9k out of 23.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ithaca, NY is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Ithaca, NY has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 9.32% on Medicaid, 5.82% on Medicare, 21.4% on non-group plans, and 0.282% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tompkins County, NY see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (1195 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1713 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tompkins County, NY

Primary care physicians in Tompkins County, NY see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (1,195 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tompkins County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 14.3% under 18 years, 56.3% between 18 and 34 years, 22.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.37% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.67%
Uninsured
59.5%
Employer Coverage
9.32%
Medicaid
5.82%
Medicare
21.4%
Non-Group
0.282%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ithaca, NY declined by 19.1% from 4.54% to 3.67%.

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