Tompkins County, NY

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2022 Population
102,555
2.92% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.6
2.52% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16%
4.81% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,995
8.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$264,300
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
49,415
5.05% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Tompkins County, NY had a population of 103k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $69,995. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tompkins County, NY declined from 105,638 to 102,555, a −2.92% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,260 to $69,995, a 8.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tompkins County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%), and White (Hispanic) (1.68%).

None of the households in Tompkins County, 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.

92.1% of the residents in Tompkins County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tompkins County, NY are Cornell University (8,800 degrees awarded in 2022), Ithaca College (1,538 degrees), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (420 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tompkins County, NY was $264,300, and the homeownership rate was 54.3%.

Most people in Tompkins County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Tompkins County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tompkins County, NY is home to a population of 103k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.8% of Tompkins County, NY residents were born outside of the country (13.1k people).

In 2022, there were 7.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.5k people) in Tompkins County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.83k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.1% of Tompkins County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tompkins County, NY was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tompkins County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.5k ± 236
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.83k ± 337
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.53k ± 494
5.38%
Hispanic Population
5.52k people

In 2022, there were 7.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.5k people) in Tompkins County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.83k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.38% of the people in Tompkins County, NY are hispanic (5.52k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tompkins County, NY as a share of the total population.

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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

12.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.1k people
12.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13k people

As of 2022, 12.8% of Tompkins County, NY residents (13.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tompkins County, NY was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,239 ± 208
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    599 ± 241
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    341 ± 141

Tompkins County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tompkins County, NY employs 49.4k people. The largest industries in Tompkins County, NY are Educational Services (18,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,851 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,420 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,402), Manufacturing ($67,262), and Public Administration ($65,417).

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

49.4k
2022 Value
± 1,776
−5.05%
1 Year decline
± 5.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tompkins County, NY declined at a rate of −5.05%, from 52k employees to 49.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tompkins County, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,846 people), Management Occupations (5,218 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,073 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tompkins County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.4k
2022 Value
± 1,776
−5.05%
1 Year decline
± 5.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tompkins County, NY declined at a rate of −5.05%, from 52k employees to 49.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tompkins County, NY, are Educational Services (18,261 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,851 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,420 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tompkins County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Tompkins County, 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

$47,583
Median earning men ± $3,214
$38,386
Median earning women ± $1,788

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,029), Manufacturing ($68,991), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,439).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,630), Wholesale Trade ($57,391), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,024).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 955
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 562
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 472
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tompkins County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 73% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (24.1%), followed by Other (1.87%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tompkins County, NY awarded 10,758 degrees. The student population of Tompkins County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 16,288 male students and 19,106 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tompkins County, NY are White (4,077 and 51%), followed by Asian (1,498 and 18.7%), Hispanic or Latino (960 and 12%), and Unknown (532 and 6.65%).

The largest universities in Tompkins County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cornell University (8,800 and 81.8%), Ithaca College (1,538 and 14.3%), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (420 and 3.9%).

The most popular majors in Tompkins County, NY are Computer Science (883 and 8.21%), General Business Administration & Management (755 and 7.02%), and Information Technology (372 and 3.46%).

The median tuition cost in Tompkins County, NY for private four year colleges is $55,291.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tompkins County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 17.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 35,394 (46% men and 54% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 35,394 students enrolled in Tompkins County, NY, 46% men and 54% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,761 records, of which 53.8% were women and 46.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 282 degrees awarded
  2. 524 degrees awarded
  3. 313 degrees awarded

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

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tompkins County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,800 degrees awarded
  2. 1,538 degrees awarded
  3. 420 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, 5,202 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tompkins County, NY, which is 0.936 times less than the 5,556 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 4,077 degrees mean that there were 2.72 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,498 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 ($55,291) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,328) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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 Tompkins County, NY was $264,300 in 2022, which is 0.938 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $228,900 to $264,300, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Tompkins County, NY is 54.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tompkins County, NY have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tompkins County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tompkins County, NY is $69,995. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tompkins County, NY was Census Tract 12 with a value of $155,313, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $98,665 and $97,500.

In 2022, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.12%.

Property

$264,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,113
$23,328
Median Property Taxes
±$816

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Rent vs Own

54.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.3% of the housing units in Tompkins County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 12
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 6

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tompkins County, NY was Census Tract 12 with a value of $155,313, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $98,665 and $97,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tompkins County, 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.
$69,995
Median Household Income
± $2,807
43k
Number of Households
± 1,621

In 2022, the median household income of the 43k households in Tompkins County, NY grew to $69,995 from the previous year's value of $64,260.

The following chart displays the households in Tompkins County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tompkins County, 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. Drove Alone (54.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (16%)
  3. Walked (11.8%)

In 2022, 54.3% of workers in Tompkins County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16%) and those who walked to work (11.8%).

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tompkins County, NY have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Tompkins County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tompkins County, NY (14.2k out of 88.8k 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 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tompkins County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.4% of the children was living in poverty in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 123 in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 35.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Tompkins County, NY has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.545% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 33.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.34%
Uninsured
54.7%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
0.545%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tompkins County, NY declined by 8.17% from 3.64% to 3.34%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.6 in Tompkins County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.1% in Tompkins County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.67% in Tompkins County, NY.

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