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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Cortland

I like living nearby some public parks. I also am grateful to be living near my parents. It isn't super convenient for shopping but many options are reasonably close.

I am literally 1 minute from the interstate with very easy access to multiple gas stations and convince marts

Some families have lived in the same house for 70 years. There are many local parks and playgrounds. The schools are great.

Who Lives Here

Cortland Demographics

Education

High School

41%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

29%

4 people

14%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

56%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

5%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

16%

20-45

42%

45-65

19%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Cortland?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Mar '24-$900$1015$3000
Feb '24-$900$1015$3000
Jan '24-$885$1225$3000
Dec '23-$950$1225$3000
Nov '23-$975$1145$3000
Oct '23-$800$1065$3200
Sep '23-$845$985$3200
Aug '23-$845$985$3200
Jul '23-$845$985$3200
Jun '23-$850$1050$3200
May '23-$845$985$3200
Apr '23-$845$1200$3200
Mar '23-$845$1200$3200

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Cortland

Cortland Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

56%

15-30 Mins

20%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5858

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Cortland Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Cortland Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Cortland

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All About

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).