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0.4% growth
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Median Household Income
2.87% growth
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0.59% growth
Median Property Value
3.46% growth

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The economy of Tompkins County, NY employs 49,581 people. The economy of Tompkins County, NY is specialized in Educational Services; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 3.75; 1.31; and 1.12 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tompkins County, NY are Educational Services (17,295), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,289), and Retail trade (4,614), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,045), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,512), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,974).

Median household income in Tompkins County, NY is $54,133. Males in Tompkins County, NY have an average income that is 1.02 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,705. The income inequality of Tompkins County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.511 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tompkins County, NY. In Tompkins County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 87 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,795. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Tompkins County, NY is home to a population of 104,268 people, from which 91.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tompkins County, NY is composed of 81,106 White residents (77.8%), 10,563 Asian residents (10.1%), 4,926 Hispanic residents (4.72%), 3,738 Black residents (3.58%), and 3,390 Two+ residents (3.25%). The most common foreign languages in Tompkins County, NY are Chinese (4,114 speakers), Spanish (2,274 speakers), and French (693 speakers), but compared to other places, Tompkins County, NY has a relative high number of Chinese (4,114 speakers), Thai (181 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (281 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tompkins County, NY awarded 9,686 degrees. The student population of Tompkins County, NY is skewed away from females, with 4,846 male students and 4,840 female students. Most students in Tompkins County, NY are White (4,537 and 46.8%), followed by Asian (1,084 and 11.2%), Unknown (801 and 8.27%), and Hispanic or Latino (724 and 7.47%). The largest universities in Tompkins County, NY by number of graduates are Cornell University (7,142 and 73.7%), Ithaca College (1,729 and 17.9%), and Tompkins Cortland Community College (715 and 7.38%). The most popular majors in Tompkins County, NY are General Biological Sciences (369 and 3.81%), Labor & Industrial Relations (264 and 2.73%), and Agricultural Economics (253 and 2.61%). The median tuition costs in Tompkins County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $50,712 and $50,712 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tompkins County, NY is $182,600, which is 0.89 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $176,500 to $182,600, a 3.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Tompkins County, NY is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tompkins County, NY have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tompkins County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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