Ithaca, New York Population 2020

31,755
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Ithaca is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 31,755, it is the 21st largest city in New York and the 1225th largest city in the United States. Ithaca is currently growing at a rate of 1.20% annually and its population has increased by 5.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,014 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Ithaca has a population density of 5,893 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ithaca is $57,961 with a poverty rate of 42.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,106 per month, and the median house value is $241,400. The median age in Ithaca is 21.9 years, 22.3 years for males, and 21.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.0 males.

Ithaca Demographics

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

  • White: 68.85%
  • Asian: 17.09%
  • Black or African American: 6.97%
  • Two or more races: 4.77%
  • Other race: 2.10%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ithaca, New York is 31,755, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,999.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,014.

Ithaca, New York Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020103,0231150.11%
2019102,9081150.11%
2018102,7931150.11%
2017102,678-260-0.25%
2016102,938-80-0.08%
2015103,018-367-0.36%
2014103,385-168-0.16%
2013103,5538340.81%
2012102,7199180.89%
2011101,801760.07%
2010101,7250.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,04668.85%
Asian5,22417.09%
Black or African American2,1326.97%
Two or More Races1,4574.77%
Some Other Race6432.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.22%
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Ithaca Population Pyramid 2020

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Ithaca Median Age

21.9


Total

22.3


Male

21.8


Female

Ithaca Adults

There are 28,110 adults, (2,021 of whom are seniors) in Ithaca.

Ithaca Age Dependency

17.2

Age Dependency Ratio

7.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ithaca Sex Ratio

Female

15,286

50.01%

Male

15,282

49.99%

Ithaca Households and Families

Ithaca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ithaca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.8%25.2%
Male38%62%
Female34.3%65.7%
All26.4%73.6%
Non Family11.7%88.3%

26.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2392.2226.4
Non Family7,2841.9311.7
Married2,0502.9374.8
Female6972.8634.3
Male2083.2438

2.83

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ithaca Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1881.64%
9th to 12th Grade5334.64%
High School Graduate1,72615.02%
Some College1,0629.24%
Associates Degree6675.80%
Bachelors Degree3,00626.16%
Graduate Degree4,31137.51%
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Ithaca Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,6788,3685,912
Asian1,2541,064794
Black851683240
Hispanic522496229
Multiple Races321294122
Other Race726355
Native American999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,139$40,496$32,491
Less Than High School$21,058$23,724$
High School Grad$21,105$21,427$20,086
Some College$30,096$32,412$25,902
Bachelors Degree$35,636$40,016$31,653
Graduate Degree$52,485$55,863$48,795

$37,139

Average Earnings

$40,496

Average Male

$32,491

Average Female

Ithaca Language

Ithaca Language by Age

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Ithaca Language

78.18% of Ithaca residents speak only English, while 21.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 11.99% of the population.

Ithaca Poverty

Ithaca Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,1864,50331.74%
Asian4,9883,11462.43%
Black1,20173861.45%
Multiple1,29670954.71%
Hispanic1,33256342.27%
Other27818265.47%

42.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

36.41%

Male Poverty Rate

47.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ithaca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ithaca is Other, with 65.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ithaca is White, with 31.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 55.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.82%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.53%
High School35.53%
Some College23.33%
Bachelors or Greater8.67%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed90.24%
Male Unemployed45.18%
Female Employed33.46%
Male Employed17.44%

Ithaca Income

Ithaca Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,712$57,961
Families$83,229$103,417
Married Families$103,929-
Non Families$22,595$38,267
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Ithaca Marital Status

Ithaca Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

16.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.9%

Male Marriage Rate

15.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ithaca Married by Age and Sex

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Ithaca 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.

Ithaca Marital Status by Race

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Ithaca Veterans

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559

Number of Veterans

451

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War144
Korea138
Vietnam113
World War II38
First Gulf War22
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Age Group Veterans
75+206
18 to 34100
35 to 5499
65 to 7498
55 to 6456
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4382.27%
Black603.03%
2 or More332.80%
Asian280.56%
Hispanic170.86%

Ithaca Veterans by Education

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4.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ithaca Employment Status

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49.1%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.78%

Born in New York

81.98%

Native Born

18.02%

Foreign Born

12.36%

Non Citizen

5.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.98% of Ithaca residents were born in the United States, with 39.78% having been born in New York. 12.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202031,7553781.20%
201931,3773781.22%
201830,9993061.00%
201730,6933781.25%
201630,315-45-0.15%
201530,360-78-0.26%
201430,43870.02%
201330,4311020.34%
201230,3291750.58%
201130,1541150.38%
201030,0397520.25%
200029,287-254-0.09%
199029,5418090.28%
198028,7322,5060.92%
197026,226-2,573-0.93%
196028,799-458-0.16%
195029,2579,5274.02%
194019,730-978-0.48%
193020,7083,7041.99%
192017,0042,2021.40%
191014,8021,6661.20%
190013,1362,0571.72%
189011,0791,9741.98%
18809,1056430.74%
18708,4620.00%