This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Cortland has a low population density. Cortland is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Cortland, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Cortland has a population density of 4,713, with 18,484 current residents.
Out of the 18,484 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 40% of the residents are married and 60% are single.
- 43% Sun
- 40% Rain
- 91% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 68 years Median home age
- $101,670 Median home price
- 2.73% Home appreciation rate
- 26.83% Annual property tax
As for living in Cortland, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 43% sunny, 40% rainy, and 91% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Cortland, you should know that 40.1% of homes are owned while 52% of homes are rented, and 7.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $101,670, the median age of homes is 68 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.73% and the annual property tax is 26.83%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Cortland, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Cortland’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Cortland is 30 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.11% Democratic, 44.15% Republican, and 1.74% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
80%High school diploma
11%Some college or associates degree
8%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Cortland, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.40% of residents are unemployed in Cortland (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Cortland residents: 9.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.64% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.4% are in the customer service field, 27% are in the sales field, 0.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 15.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 79.80%, 11.02% of residents have an associate’s degree, 10.95% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.05% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Cortland, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Cortland have a few different options. 66% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.