Cortland employment information

IndexCortlandNew YorkNational
Income per capita$18,807$32,829$28,555
Median household income$40,229$58,687$53,482
Median income owner occupied$60,329$81,101$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,465$37,422$33,219
Median earnings male$20,938$39,569$36,116
Median earnings female$15,631$30,512$25,692
Unemployment rate4.3%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level21.2%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Cortland is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cortland is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cortland is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cortland is 36% higher than the national average.

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Cortland median earnings by income bracket

Cortland employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.7%0.4%
Manufacturing sector13.4%1.7%
Financial & insurance services1.9%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services16.9%15.6%
Public administration3.3%2.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%1.4%
Education, health & social services32.6%46.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cortland West, NY1,350$83,55056%
Blodgett Mills, NY307$63,75019%
Northeast Ithaca, NY3,092$59,07110%
Freeville, NY558$58,4389%
Moravia, NY1,512$53,4380%
Cortland, NY19,218$40,22925%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Simpsonville, SC19,219$55,9105%
Shelbyville, IN19,216$41,52522%
Melville, NY19,228$117,007119%
West Melbourne, FL19,208$52,5632%
Macomb, IL19,193$27,00750%
Cortland, NY19,218$40,22925%
Source: The Cortland, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.