Tompkins County, NY

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2021 Population
105,638
3.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
31.8
1.6% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.8%
3.58% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$64,260
4.72% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$228,900
4.66% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
52,043
1.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Tompkins County, NY had a population of 106k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $64,260. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Tompkins County, NY grew from 102,237 to 105,638, a 3.33% increase and its median household income grew from $61,361 to $64,260, a 4.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tompkins County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), and White (Hispanic) (2.26%).

None of the households in Tompkins County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.8% of the residents in Tompkins County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tompkins County, NY are Cornell University (7,952 degrees awarded in 2021), Ithaca College (1,621 degrees), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (517 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Tompkins County, NY was $228,900, and the homeownership rate was 54.2%.

Most people in Tompkins County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Tompkins County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Tompkins County, NY is home to a population of 106k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 12.3% of Tompkins County, NY residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2021, there were 8.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.3k people) in Tompkins County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.86k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2021 Citizenship
92.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92.8% of Tompkins County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Tompkins County, NY was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tompkins County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    81.3k ± 239
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.86k ± 369
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.8k ± 560
5.3%
Hispanic Population
5.6k people

In 2021, there were 8.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (81.3k people) in Tompkins County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.86k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.3% of the people in Tompkins County, NY are hispanic (5.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tompkins County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    512,419 ± 17,349 people
  2. China
    414,157 ± 15,637 people
  3. Jamaica
    233,946 ± 11,806 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 512,419 New York residents, followed by China with 414,157 and Jamaica with 233,946.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13k people
12.7%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
12.9k people

As of 2021, 12.3% of Tompkins County, NY residents (13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tompkins County, NY was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,345 ± 227
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    669 ± 270
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    438 ± 150

Tompkins County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Tompkins County, NY employs 52k people. The largest industries in Tompkins County, NY are Educational Services (18,436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,083 people), and Retail Trade (4,736 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,375), Public Administration ($57,059), and Manufacturing ($55,605).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $70,847. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

52k
2021 Value
± 1,816
1.77%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Tompkins County, NY grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 51.1k employees to 52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tompkins County, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,638 people), Management Occupations (5,431 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tompkins County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52k
2021 Value
± 1,816
1.77%
1 Year growth
± 4.88%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Tompkins County, NY grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 51.1k employees to 52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tompkins County, NY, are Educational Services (18,436 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,083 people), and Retail Trade (4,736 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tompkins County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Tompkins County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,735
Median earning men ± $1,691
$33,402
Median earning women ± $1,785

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($63,789), Public Administration ($63,643), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,617).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($55,323), Construction ($45,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,590).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 955
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 562
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 472
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $588k
    Manufacturing
  2. $461k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $279k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $158B
  2. $72.3B
  3. $71.2B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $158B, followed by Mixed freight ($72.3B) and Electronics ($71.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$810B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
100% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $810B. This is expected to increase 100% to $1.62T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $65.9B
  2. $49.6B
  3. $30.8B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $65.9B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.6B and California and $30.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tompkins County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 73% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (24.1%), followed by Other (1.87%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Tompkins County, NY awarded 10,090 degrees. The student population of Tompkins County, NY in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 32,946 male students and 37,822 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tompkins County, NY are White (4,115 and 51.9%), followed by Asian (1,440 and 18.1%), Hispanic or Latino (959 and 12.1%), and Unknown (567 and 7.14%).

The largest universities in Tompkins County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Cornell University (7,952 and 78.8%), Ithaca College (1,621 and 16.1%), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (517 and 5.12%).

The most popular majors in Tompkins County, NY are Computer Science (771 and 7.64%), General Business Administration & Management (745 and 7.38%), and Labor & Industrial Relations (343 and 3.4%).

The median tuition cost in Tompkins County, NY for private four year colleges is $53,448.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Tompkins County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 20.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 70,768 (46.6% men and 53.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 70,768 students enrolled in Tompkins County, NY, 46.6% men and 53.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 30,688 records, of which 53.3% were women and 46.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 512 degree-majors awarded
  2. 327 degree-majors awarded
  3. 251 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Tompkins County, NY was Computer Science with 512 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tompkins County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,952 degrees awarded
  2. 1,621 degrees awarded
  3. 517 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cornell University with 7,952 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 4,719 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tompkins County, NY, which is 0.879 times less than the 5,371 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,115 degrees mean that there were 2.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,440 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($53,448) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,270) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.52% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.63% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (4.08M), Bachelors Degree (3.3M), and Some college (2.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Tompkins County, NY was $228,900 in 2021, which is 0.935 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $218,700 to $228,900, a 4.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Tompkins County, NY is 54.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Tompkins County, NY have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tompkins County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tompkins County, NY is $64,260. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tompkins County, NY was Census Tract 6 with a value of $81,265, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 23, with respective values of $80,243 and $79,565.

In 2022, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.12%.

Property

$228,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$6,609
$23,248
Median Property Taxes
±$912

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tompkins County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Tompkins County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.2%
Homeownership
2021
65.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 54.2% of the housing units in Tompkins County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 23

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tompkins County, NY was Census Tract 6 with a value of $81,265, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 23, with respective values of $80,243 and $79,565.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tompkins County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,260
Median Household Income
± $2,393
42.9k
Number of Households
± 1,615

In 2021, the median household income of the 42.9k households in Tompkins County, NY grew to $64,260 from the previous year's value of $61,361.

The following chart displays the households in Tompkins County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tompkins County, NY is from New York.
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York

In 2021, the income inequality in New York was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.136% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (55.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.5%)
  3. Walked (11.9%)

In 2021, 55.7% of workers in Tompkins County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.5%) and those who walked to work (11.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tompkins County, NY have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Tompkins County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tompkins County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tompkins County, NY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tompkins County, NY (15.4k out of 91.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tompkins County, NY is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.4% of the children was living in poverty in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 123 in Tompkins County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 35.2 per 100,000 population.

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96.4% of the population of Tompkins County, NY has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 0.518% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Tompkins County, NY see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (1195 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1713 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 242 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tompkins County, NY

Primary care physicians in Tompkins County, NY see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 3.01% increase from the previous year (1,195 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tompkins County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 34.2% between 18 and 34 years, 32.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.64%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
0.518%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tompkins County, NY grew by 1.32% from 3.59% to 3.64%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.6 in Tompkins County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.1% in Tompkins County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.67% in Tompkins County, NY.

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