Ithaca, New York Population 2021

31,193
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Ithaca is a city located in Tompkins County New York. With a 2020 population of 31,193, it is the 21st largest city in New York and the 1250th largest city in the United States . Ithaca is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 3.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,014 in 2010. Ithaca reached it's highest population of 31,193 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Ithaca has a population density of 5,788 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ithaca is $61,578 with a poverty rate of 39.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,203 per month, and the median house value is $239,100. The median age in Ithaca is 21.9 years, 22.5 years for males, and 21.7 years for females.

Ithaca Demographics

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

  • White: 68.45%
  • Asian: 17.25%
  • Two or more races: 6.06%
  • Black or African American: 5.53%
  • Other race: 2.48%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ithaca, New York is 31,193 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,659.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,014.

Ithaca, New York Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021101,702-239-0.24%
2020101,941-239-0.23%
2019102,180-239-0.23%
2018102,419-245-0.24%
2017102,664-278-0.27%
2016102,942-64-0.06%
2015103,006-385-0.37%
2014103,391-162-0.16%
2013103,5538270.80%
2012102,7269050.88%
2011101,821810.08%
2010101,7400.00%

Ithaca Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,92468.45%
Asian5,27217.25%
Two or More Races1,8536.06%
Black or African American1,6895.53%
Some Other Race7582.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native730.24%
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Ithaca Population by Race

Ithaca Population Pyramid $2021

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Ithaca Median Age

21.9


Total

22.5


Male

21.7


Female

Ithaca Adults

There are 28,153 adults, (2,000 of whom are seniors) in Ithaca.

Ithaca Age Dependency

16.9

Age Dependency Ratio

7.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Ithaca Sex Ratio

Female

15,244

49.87%

Male

15,325

50.13%

Ithaca Population by Age

Ithaca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ithaca Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
Male50%50%
Female35.4%64.6%
All25.8%74.2%
Non Family11.1%88.9%

25.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ithaca Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7232.1325.8
Non Family7,7521.8511.1
Married2,1632.8873.4
Female5822.7835.4
Male2263.0950

2.79

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Ithaca Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1601.38%
9th to 12th Grade4463.86%
High School Graduate1,66114.37%
Some College9528.24%
Associates Degree6005.19%
Bachelors Degree3,11326.94%
Graduate Degree4,62340.01%
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Ithaca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ithaca Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,6698,4176,032
Asian1,4431,211989
2+ Races505462252
Black491442161
Hispanic476446320
Other Race645132
Native American888

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%.

Ithaca Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,013$39,944$33,954
Less Than 9th Grade$25,043$24,049$31,250
High School Graduate$20,755$21,595$18,906
Some College$31,392$32,545$26,492
Bachelors Degree$33,244$37,229$31,164
Graduate Degree$53,782$56,842$50,188

$37,013

Average Earnings

$39,944

Average Male

$33,954

Average Female

Ithaca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ithaca Language by Age

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Ithaca Language

77.07% of Ithaca residents speak only English, while 22.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.39% of the population.

Ithaca Language

Ithaca Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,3004,37830.62%
Asian4,8722,56252.59%
Multiple1,66781849.07%
Black92964669.54%
Hispanic1,18758449.20%
Other22812856.14%

39.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.10%

Male Poverty Rate

43.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ithaca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ithaca is Black, with 69.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ithaca is White, with 30.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 61.58%.

Ithaca Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School36.84%
Less Than 9th Grade29.44%
Some College19.64%
Bachelors or Greater7.97%

Ithaca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed73.64%
Male Unemployed45.18%
Female Employed33.10%
Male Employed20.42%

Ithaca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ithaca Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,424$61,578
Families$90,467$115,238
Married Families$115,337-
Non Families$25,351$40,020
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Income by Household Type

Ithaca Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

17.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

18.6%

Male Marriage Rate

15.7%

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 Marital Status

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522

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War151
Korea100
Vietnam88
World War II34
First Gulf War34

Ithaca Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+157
35 to 54123
18 to 34106
65 to 7474
55 to 6462

Ithaca Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4172.16%
Black473.05%
2+ Races362.31%
Hispanic241.25%
Asian220.44%

Ithaca Veterans by Race

Ithaca Veterans by Education

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4.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ithaca Veterans by Education

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52.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Ithaca Employment by Age

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Ithaca Employment by Race

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Ithaca Employment by Education

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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39.10%

Born in Ithaca

82.16%

Native Born

17.84%

Foreign Born

12.24%

Non Citizen

5.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.16% of Ithaca residents were born in the United States, with 39.10% having been born in New York. 12.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Ithaca Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,1931780.57%
202031,0151780.58%
201930,8371780.58%
201830,659-32-0.10%
201730,6913741.23%
201630,317-42-0.14%
201530,359-83-0.27%
201430,442140.05%
201330,428990.33%
201230,3291730.57%
201130,1561150.38%
201030,0417540.25%
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%

Ithaca Population by Year