Cortland County, New York Population 2024

45,400

Cortland County, New York's estimated 2024 population is 45,400 with a growth rate of -0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cortland County, New York is the 51st largest county in New York. The 2010 population was 49,277 and has seen a growth of -7.87% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202943,585-363-0.83%
202843,948-363-0.82%
202744,311-363-0.81%
202644,674-363-0.81%
202545,037-363-0.8%
202445,400-363-0.79%
202345,763-363-0.79%
202246,126-363-0.78%
202146,489-261-0.56%
202046,750-660-1.39%
201947,410-311-0.65%
201847,721-113-0.24%
201747,834-116-0.24%
201647,950-349-0.72%
201548,299-448-0.92%
201448,747-166-0.34%
201348,913-115-0.23%
201249,028-354-0.72%
201149,3821050.21%
201049,277
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%
18108,869-34,716-79.65%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.79% (-363)
County Website
Cortland County
County Seat
2010 Population
49,277
Area
499 mi²
Density
91 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.87% (-3,877)
Founded
1808

Cortland County, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White42,78291.5%
Two or more races1,7353.71%
Black or African American9982.13%
Other race5991.28%
Asian5961.27%
Native American450.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cortland County, New York Population by Race

Cortland County, New York Population Pyramid 2024

Cortland County, New York Median Age

36.3

Total

36.3

Male

36.4

Female

Cortland County, New York Adults

There are 37,912 adults, (7,714 of whom are seniors) in Cortland County, New York.

Cortland County, New York Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cortland County, New York Sex Ratio

Female23,44550.14%
Male23,31049.86%

Cortland County, New York Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,5142.336634
Married8,3702.9785.114.9
Non Family7,1941.324753
Female1,9372.865545
Male1,0133.226436
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2.85

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cortland County, New York Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cortland County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cortland County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.49%.

Cortland County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,667

Average Earnings

$49,007

Average Male

$41,439

Average Female

Cortland County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cortland County, New York Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cortland County, New York Language

94.8% of Cortland County, New York residents speak only English, while 5.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.71% of the population.

Cortland County, New York Language

Cortland County, New York Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White39,5794,94412.49%
Hispanic1,21133827.91%
Multiple1,62517310.65%
Other51815129.15%
Black6728212.2%
Asian3807720.26%
Native451431.11%
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12.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.83%

Male Poverty Rate

14.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cortland County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortland County, New York is Native, with 31.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortland County, New York is Multiple, with 10.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.7%.

Cortland County, New York Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.87%
High School13.75%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%
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Cortland County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.22%
Male Unemployed27.29%
Female Employed7.99%
Male Employed5.01%
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Cortland County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cortland County, New York Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cortland County, New York Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cortland County, New York Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cortland County, New York Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,572

Number of Veterans

2,304

Male Veterans

268

Female Veterans

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Cortland County, New York Veterans by War

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Cortland County, New York Veterans by Age

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Cortland County, New York Veterans by Race

Cortland County, New York Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cortland County, New York Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cortland County, New York Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cortland County, New York Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cortland County, New York Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.57%

Born in Cortland County, New York

97.56%

Native Born

2.44%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.56% of Cortland County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 84.57% having been born in New York. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cortland County, New York Place of Birth

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