475 sq mi of land
17 sq mi of water
Longest of the 11 Finger Lakes
Race and Hispanic Origin
|Black or African American||4.3%|
|Amer. Indian & Alaska Native||0.4%|
|Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander||0.1%|
|Two or more races||3.30%|
|Hispanic or Latino,||5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||77.4%|
|Tompkins County (all residents):||28.6 years|
|Tompkins County (non-students only):||38.9 years|
|United States:||35.3 years|
|Foreign born persons, 2011-2015||12.7%|
Owner-Occupied Housing Units
Median Household Income
Median Home Price
(As of 2018)
Live in Ithaca is a workforce attraction and retention initiative with the goal of supporting private, non-profit, and public employers in Tompkins County.
The initiative features a comprehensive career and community guide website, an integrated marketing campaign, and bi-annual print magazine—highlighting our career opportunities, our engaged community, and our exceptional quality of life.
Visit www.liveinithaca.org to explore over 200 employers and over 500 community resources.
Tompkins County Area Transit (TCAT)
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)
Area school systems are among the finest in the State and several large educational institutions play a large part in local culture. This results in not only a well-educated workforce, but also numerous sources of stimulation and learning for members of the community.
High School Graduate or Higher (Age 25+)
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (Age 25+)
Primary and Secondary Schools
14 Colleges and Schools
14,315 Undergraduate Students
5,265 Graduate Students
2,324 Professional Students
Culture and Entertainment
Attractions for all ages! Tompkins County offers a wide range of attractions for children and adult interests. The County is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene, beautiful parks and gorges, a lively restaurant scene, and a great selection of music and theatre.
Things to Do
Parks and Natural Areas
Bordering the City of Ithaca is Cayuga Lake, one of the largest of the Finger Lakes. Cayuga Lake and its tributaties have shaped life here in Ithaca. Rivulets and streams have carved dramatic gorges and beautiful waterfalls, inspiring the city’s catch phrase “Ithaca is Gorges.” Their testament to nature’s greatness greets us everyday, in local parks and in our own backyards.
The climate in Tompkins County provides a variety of outdoor activities ranging from boating, swimming, and hiking in the summer to cross county skiing and ice-skating in the winter.