Cities in Tompkins County, New York by Population (2024)

There are 28 cities in Tompkins County, New York.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Ithaca1New York35,56130,1793.93%6,5995.39
Cortland2New York17,11517,513-0.57%4,3953.89
South Hill3New York6,7236,5030.83%1,1405.90
Lansing4New York4,0513,7292.04%8794.61
Cayuga Heights5New York3,8794,071-1.22%2,1951.77
Homer6New York3,0583,184-1%1,5891.93
Northeast Ithaca7New York2,4912,763-2.66%1,6961.47
Munsons Corners8New York2,4762,906-3.96%1,1172.22
East Ithaca9New York2,1012,169-0.8%9802.14
Groton10New York2,0982,200-1.18%1,2081.74
Dryden11New York1,8281,944-1.56%1,0411.76
Trumansburg12New York1,6551,761-1.55%1,1931.39
Newfield13New York1,51277213.94%1,2031.26
Northwest Ithaca14New York1,5002,092-8.98%4223.55
Forest Home15New York1,3378779.41%5,9420.23
Cortland West16New York1,0231,313-6.58%1985.17
Jacksonville17New York89843814.69%2493.61
South Lansing18New York876944-1.9%3172.76
Varna19New York7146841.13%1,0010.71
Spencer20New York685725-1.44%6621.03
McLean21New York55222617.45%2,3790.23
Freeville22New York443471-1.56%4191.06
Brooktondale23New York344590-15.06%1,4100.24
Danby24New York314199-0.63%913.46
Slaterville Springs25New York28217810.16%1,0720.26
Blodgett Mills26New York2302122.22%1062.17
West Danby27New York2262161.34%1651.37
Virgil28New York05740%00.89
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Tompkins County, New York?

Ithaca is the largest city in Tompkins County.

What is the smallest city in Tompkins County, New York?

Virgil is the smallest city in Tompkins County.

How many cities are in Tompkins County?

There are 28 cities in Tompkins County, New York.

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