Cortland County, New York Population 2020

Cortland County, New York's estimated population is 47,797 with a growth rate of -0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cortland County, New York is the 49th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202047,797-13-0.03%
201947,810-13-0.03%
201847,823-13-0.03%
201747,836-83-0.17%
201647,919-377-0.78%
201548,296-447-0.92%
201448,743-164-0.34%
201348,907-120-0.24%
201249,027-351-0.71%
201149,378950.19%
201049,2833200.65%
199048,9631430.29%
198048,8202,9266.38%
197045,8944,78111.63%
196041,1133,95510.64%
195037,1583,49010.37%
194033,6681,9596.18%
193031,7092,0847.03%
192029,6253761.29%
191029,2491,6736.07%
190027,576-1,081-3.77%
189028,6572,83210.97%
188025,8256522.59%
187025,173-1,121-4.26%
186026,2941,1544.59%
185025,1405332.17%
184024,6078163.43%
183023,7917,28444.13%
182016,5077,63886.12%
18108,8690.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.03%
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Founded
1808
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Cortland County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,62594.81%
Two or More Races1,0522.19%
Black or African American7121.48%
Asian3870.80%
Some Other Race2270.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.02%
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Cortland County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Cortland County, New York Median Age

36.4


Total

35.8


Male

37


Female

Cortland County, New York Adults

There are 38,687 adults, (7,547 of whom are seniors) in Cortland County, New York.

Cortland County, New York Age Dependency

54.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cortland County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

24,573

51.06%

Male

23,550

48.94%

Cortland County, New York Households and Families

Cortland County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cortland County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All66.2%33.8%
Male53.6%46.4%
Female48.9%51.1%
Non Family46.3%53.7%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,6852.5266.2
Married8,4613.0886.5
Non Family6,4351.4646.3
Female1,7143.2348.9
Male1,0753.3253.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

9.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Cortland County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7962.64%
9th to 12th Grade2,0046.64%
High School Graduate9,85032.66%
Some College5,35717.76%
Associates Degree4,04913.42%
Bachelors Degree4,52114.99%
Graduate Degree3,58511.89%
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Cortland County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,38825,7507,558
Hispanic746670166
Multiple Races366343118
Black31024953
Asian237210138
Other Race15615434
Native American11111142
Islander99

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 asian people with a rate of 58.23%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,172$42,230$31,934
Less Than High School$26,609$30,450$21,818
High School Grad$31,202$37,021$24,334
Some College$37,028$43,824$30,509
Bachelors Degree$47,206$54,418$40,268
Graduate Degree$56,144$61,897$53,423

$38,172

Average Earnings

$42,230

Average Male

$31,934

Average Female

Cortland County, New York Language

Cortland County, New York Language by Age

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Cortland County, New York Language

96.71% of Cortland County, New York residents speak only English, while 3.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.89% of the population.

Cortland County, New York Poverty

Cortland County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41,3496,18914.97%
Multiple97931532.18%
Hispanic1,20428423.59%
Black48911323.11%
Other2182210.09%
Asian382164.19%
Islander99100.00%

15.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.76%

Male Poverty Rate

19.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cortland County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortland County, New York is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortland County, New York is Asian, with 4.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.75%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.68%
High School13.04%
Some College9.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.24%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.91%
Male Unemployed20.15%
Female Employed12.04%
Male Employed6.31%

Cortland County, New York Income

Cortland County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,489$71,421
Families$69,068$84,701
Married Families$81,068$97,971
Non Families$30,365$40,469
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Cortland County, New York Marital Status

Cortland County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Cortland County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Cortland County, New York 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 County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Cortland County, New York Veterans

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2,772

Number of Veterans

2,569

Male Veterans

203

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam989
First Gulf War582
Second Gulf War470
Korea245
World War II106
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74781
35 to 54671
75+581
55 to 64482
18 to 34257
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7177.36%
Hispanic707.33%
2 or More499.18%
Black61.01%

Cortland County, New York Veterans by Education

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9.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cortland County, New York Employment Status

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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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85.22%

Born in New York

98.03%

Native Born

1.97%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.03% of Cortland County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 85.22% having been born in New York. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990