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Living In Cortland, NY

Cortland is a small city in New York with slightly less than 19,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 35, is decidedly younger than most cities in New York. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home. The trend is driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent of $791 per month, which is $489 less than the state average.

Averaging about 19 minutes, the commute time for Cortland residents outperforms the state average of about 38 minutes. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't extensively used. A small percentage of commuters (7%) walk to work, though the number is well above the national average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Cortland has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 8% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. If you're looking for diverse career options, Cortland has plenty. The four most common industries are education, healthcare, entertainment, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 31% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $54,000, Cortland workers bring in less than their peers elsewhere in New York. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).


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