Income/capita 27%
Household income 59%
Unemployment 13%
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IndexCortland WestNew YorkNational
Income per capita$37,891$34,212$29,829
Median household income$88,125$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,596$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$55,486$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$30,379$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level4.8%15.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cortland West is 27% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Cortland West is 59% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cortland West is 13% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cortland West is 68% lower than the national average

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      Cortland West employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector35.8%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%3.2%
      Public administration1.6%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%12.2%
      Education, health & social services26.5%52.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cayuga Heights, NY3,799$84,92253.5%
      Virgil, NY367$63,12514.1%
      McGraw, NY933$60,88210.1%
      Lansing, NY3,637$58,4725.7%
      Northeast Ithaca, NY2,882$56,2861.7%
      Cortland West, NY1,247$88,12559.3%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Congress, AZ1,247$38,83029.8%
      Westport, IN1,247$41,93224.2%
      Napoleon, MI1,247$56,8272.7%
      Glyndon, MN1,247$75,34136.2%
      Hewlett Harbor, NY1,247$210,750281.0%
      Cortland West, NY1,247$88,12559.3%
      Source: The Cortland West, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).