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The economy of Ithaca, NY employs 11,976 people. The economy of Ithaca, NY is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 4.6; 1.89; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ithaca, NY are Educational Services (5,140), Retail trade (1,330), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,074), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($30,709), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($26,856), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($25,188).

Median household income in Ithaca, NY is $30,291. Males in Ithaca, NY have an average income that is 1.02 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,705. The income inequality of Ithaca, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.511 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ithaca, NY. In Tompkins County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 87 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,795. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Ithaca, NY is from the county of Tompkins County, NY.

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Ithaca, NY is home to a population of 30,625 people, from which 88% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ithaca, NY is composed of 20,016 White residents (65.4%), 4,942 Asian residents (16.1%), 2,177 Hispanic residents (7.11%), 1,959 Black residents (6.4%), and 1,400 Two+ residents (4.57%). The most common foreign languages in Ithaca, NY are Chinese (1,842 speakers), Spanish (793 speakers), and Other Asian (413 speakers), but compared to other places, Ithaca, NY has a relative high number of Thai (149 speakers), Chinese (1,842 speakers), and Japanese (241 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ithaca, NY awarded 7,142 degrees. The student population of Ithaca, NY is skewed away from females, with 3,848 male students and 3,294 female students. Most students in Ithaca, NY are White (2,748 and 38.5%), followed by Asian (1,028 and 14.4%), Unknown (570 and 7.98%), and Hispanic or Latino (556 and 7.78%). The largest universities in Ithaca, NY by number of graduates are Cornell University (7,142 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Ithaca, NY are General Biological Sciences (345 and 4.83%), Labor & Industrial Relations (264 and 3.7%), and Agricultural Economics (253 and 3.54%). The median tuition costs in Ithaca, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $50,712 and $50,712 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ithaca, NY is $219,100, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $220,400 to $219,100, a 0.59% increase. The homeownership rate of Ithaca, NY is 25.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ithaca, NY have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Ithaca, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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