Cortland, New York Population 2020

18,675
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Cortland is a city located in New York. Cortland has a 2020 population of 18,675. Cortland is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually and its population has decreased by -2.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,183 in 2010. Cortland reached it's highest population of 19,300 in 2011.

The average household income in Cortland is $57,974 with a poverty rate of 24.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $736 per month, and the median house value is $100,000. The median age in Cortland is 27.9 years, 28.5 years for males, and 26.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males.

Cortland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cortland was:

  • White: 93.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Black or African American: 2.12%
  • Other race: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cortland, New York is 18,675, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,713.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,183.

Cortland, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,61493.55%
Two or More Races5302.81%
Black or African American4002.12%
Some Other Race2011.07%
Asian830.44%
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Cortland Population Pyramid 2020

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Cortland Median Age

27.9


Total

28.5


Male

26.5


Female

Cortland Adults

There are 15,833 adults, (2,526 of whom are seniors) in Cortland.

Cortland Age Dependency

41.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cortland Sex Ratio

Female

9,982

53.02%

Male

8,846

46.98%

Cortland Households and Families

Cortland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cortland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All49.3%50.7%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female38%62%
Non Family30%70%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,5372.4149.3
Non Family3,2891.6230
Married2,2973.1180.8
Female5973.5438
Male3543.3344.4

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Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

10.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cortland Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3243.20%
9th to 12th Grade6556.47%
High School Graduate3,09630.56%
Some College1,97519.49%
Associates Degree1,29012.73%
Bachelors Degree1,60015.79%
Graduate Degree1,19111.76%
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Cortland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,5078,6032,707
Hispanic3242655
Other Race15315131
Black12711829
Multiple Races10510512
Asian54277

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.47%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,680$40,317$29,457
Less Than High School$25,262$26,463$17,344
High School Grad$28,573$35,298$24,676
Some College$33,092$40,884$27,824
Bachelors Degree$40,125$46,563$35,242
Graduate Degree$55,742$62,813$52,458

$34,680

Average Earnings

$40,317

Average Male

$29,457

Average Female

Cortland Language

Cortland Language by Age

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Cortland Language

96.43% of Cortland residents speak only English, while 3.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Cortland Poverty

Cortland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,3973,35623.31%
Multiple46419241.38%
Hispanic52718935.86%
Black2144822.43%
Other192189.38%
Asian7845.13%

24.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.64%

Male Poverty Rate

28.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cortland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortland is Multiple, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortland is Asian, with 5.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.24%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.34%
High School17.49%
Some College12.56%
Bachelors or Greater8.49%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.00%
Female Employed20.64%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Male Employed11.44%

Cortland Income

Cortland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,332$57,974
Families$61,910$76,095
Married Families$75,731-
Non Families$27,396$36,115
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Cortland Marital Status

Cortland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cortland Married by Age and Sex

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Cortland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cortland Marital Status by Race

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Cortland Veterans

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977

Number of Veterans

869

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam271
Second Gulf War218
First Gulf War188
Korea98
World War II79
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Age Group Veterans
75+244
35 to 54224
65 to 74214
55 to 64205
18 to 3490
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9776.53%
Hispanic224.63%

Cortland Veterans by Education

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12.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cortland Employment Status

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,675-19-0.10%
201918,694-19-0.10%
201818,713-19-0.10%
201718,732-39-0.21%
201618,771-100-0.53%
201518,871-177-0.93%
201419,048-113-0.59%
201319,161580.30%
201219,103-197-1.02%
201119,3001170.61%
201019,1830.00%