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Ithaca is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 30,720 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Ithaca is the 42nd largest community in New York. Ithaca has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Ithaca is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ithaca is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ithaca who work in teaching (22.87%), food service (9.31%) and office and administrative support (8.99%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Ithaca has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Ithaca has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Ithaca is also a city of artists. Ithaca has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ithaca’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Ithaca is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Ithaca culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Ithaca really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Ithaca every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Ithaca. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Ithaca benefits directly from this.
Ithaca, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.99 minutes getting to work every day.
Many people in Ithaca take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Ithaca citizens for affordable transportation.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ithaca. 64.26% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ithaca in 2010 was $16,718, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,872 for a family of four. However, Ithaca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ithaca also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Ithaca is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ithaca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ithaca residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ithaca include Irish, German, Italian, English and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ithaca's cultural character, accounting for 17.63% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Ithaca are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Ithaca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Korean.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||9,489|
|ITHACA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||20.30%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||79.70%|
|TYPE OF ITHACA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||26.16%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.51%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||29.16%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||39.91%|
|SIZE OF ITHACA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||7.85%|
|AGE OF ITHACA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.42%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||25.06%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.29%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||53.24%|
|ITHACA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$219,436|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,264|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $57,000||6.91%|
|$57,001 - $113,000||5.45%|
|$113,001 - $227,000||35.76%|
|$227,001 - $340,000||33.77%|
|$340,001 - $453,000||12.36%|
|$453,001 - $566,000||3.57%|
|$566,001 - $850,000||1.07%|
|$850,001 - $1,133,000||0.77%|
|PEOPLE OF ITHACA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.85%|
|5 TO 17||5.97%|
|18 TO 24||56.22%|
|25 TO 34||12.80%|
|35 TO 54||11.32%|
|55 TO 64||5.79%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||5.06%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.76%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$30,318|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$16,718|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||45.51%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (45.61%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.85%)
Public Service (2.28%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.57%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.37%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.48%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.54%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.99%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (9.76%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.86%)
Other Asian languages (1.35%)
Indic languages (1.17%)
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