Ithaca demographics profile

StatisticIthacaNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)5,68435991
Median age21.838.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)18%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%43%43%
Speak English81%70%79%
Speak Spanish3%15%13%
Ithaca, NY has a population of 30,625 and is the 1,388th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,684 per sq mi which is 1484% higher than the New York average and 6174% higher than the national average. The median age in Ithaca is 22 which is approximately 43% lower than the New York average of 38. In Ithaca, 18% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 41% of Ithaca residents were born in New York, 41% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 17% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Ithaca is 1484% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Ithaca is 43% lower than New York.
  • In Ithaca 69.65% of the population is White.
  • In Ithaca 7.21% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Ithaca 16.14% of the population is Asian.

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Ithaca population breakdown by race

RaceIthacaNew YorkNational
Black or African American7.21%15.60%12.63%
American Indian0.29%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race5.06%2.93%3.06%
Other race1.65%8.62%4.75%
In Ithaca, 7.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Ithaca, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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