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Overview

Introduction to Cortland, New York

Cortland, New York, in Cortland county, is 31 miles S of Syracuse, New York and 138 miles E of Buffalo, New York.

Cortland History

Cortland was first settled in by Europeans in 1791. It became the county seat of Cortland County in 1808. The area was incorporated as a village in 1853 and reincorporated as a city in 1900. It is also known as the Crown City.

Cortland and nearby Attractions

  • 1890 House Museum and Center of the Arts
  • Cortland Country Music Park
  • New York State Grange Museum
  • Suggett House Museum
  • Homeville Museum
  • Allan H. Treman State Marine Park

Things To Do In Cortland

Cortland offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Country Music Park, Forest Lake, Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture and the Suggett House Museum. You can also visit the 1890 House Museum and Center for Victorian Art, the Victorian gothic home of Chester Wickwire. The Buttermilk Falls State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park and the Robert H. Treman State Park are worth taking a look around. There are also many golf courses in and around Cortland, including Lakeview Golf Club, Fillmore Golf Club, Walden Oaks Country Club, Elm Tree Golf Course and Maple Hill Golf Club.

Cortland Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.

Cortland Higher Education

SUNY College at Cortland is the local college. Cornell University, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, SUNY at Binghamton, Onondaga Community College and Le Moyne College also offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,018
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+8,976
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married28.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,183
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,557
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,743

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,929
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work14%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$96,200

Ancestry

English17.2%
Irish12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
Italian10.4%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch2.1%
Polish1.9%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Cortland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cortland County
Standard Zip Codes13045
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.6
Approximate Longitude-76.18

Cortland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCORTLAND
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationITHACA CORNELL UNIV
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches
StationAURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dryden14,888$73,714
Freeville425$69,250
Groton6,085$67,941
Homer6,366$67,548
McGraw933$66,000
Munsons Corners2,667$55,386

Cortland Public Libraries

Cortland Free Library
32 CHURCH STREET
Cortland, New York
(607) 753-1042

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Cortland Hospitals

Cortland Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
134 Homer Ave
(607) 756-3500

Cortland Public Schools

Alton B Parker School
89 Madison Ave
ZIP: 13045
(607) 758-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Cortland Junior-senior High School
8 Valley View Dr
ZIP: 13045
(607) 758-4100
High
Total Enrollment 1199
F E Smith School
33 Wheeler Ave
ZIP: 13045
(607) 758-4180
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Franklyn S Barry School
20 Raymond Ave
ZIP: 13045
(607) 758-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Randall School
31 Randall St
ZIP: 13045
(607) 758-4170
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Virgil Elementary School
1208 Church St
ZIP: 13045
(607) 758-4130
Primary
Total Enrollment 135

Cortland Private Schools

Cortland Christian Academy
15 West Rd
ZIP: 13045
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 98
St Mary's School
61 N Main St
ZIP: 13045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
Victory Christian Academy
2910 Douglas Rd
ZIP: 13045
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
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