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, Ithaca has a low population density. Ithaca is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Ithaca, 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 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Ithaca has a population density of 5,614, with 30,669 current residents.
Out of the 30,669 current residents, 52% are male and 48% are female. 26% of the residents are married and 74% are single.
- 42% Sun
- 36% Rain
- 66% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 60 years Median home age
- $90,680 Median home price
- -2.68% Home appreciation rate
- 25.34% Annual property tax
As for living in Ithaca, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 42% sunny, 36% rainy, and 66% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Ithaca, you should know that 25% of homes are owned while 71.4% of homes are rented, and 3.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $90,680, the median age of homes is 60 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.68% and the annual property tax is 25.34%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Ithaca, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Ithaca’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Ithaca is 24 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 70.09% Democratic, 28.03% Republican, and 1.88% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:12
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
90%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
32%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Ithaca, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.00% of residents are unemployed in Ithaca (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Ithaca residents: 8.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 45.00% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.7% are in the customer service field, 24.1% are in the sales field, 0.54% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 2.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 3.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.18%, 4.15% of residents have an associate’s degree, 27.89% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 32.05% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Ithaca, you should be aware that the average commute time is 16 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Ithaca have a few different options. 36% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 8% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.