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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$694
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    414
    500
  • Theft
    1,400
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,149
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I have lived in Cortland my entire life. I attended elementary school here, high school, and went to college a short drive away. There is a great community scene in Cortland. Any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, you can head to downtown Cortland for dinner, drinks, and live music. There are always performances of plays and musicals, whether community or college or school theatre. Art is a rising scene, too, with local artists more regularly sharing their work and arts shows and exhibits gaining momentum. Cortland is certainly a great place to visit or live- it is difficult to be bored in this town.
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Very nice small town, my favorite is the beautiful hiking places within the surrounding area. I also enjoyed the college campus, and the friendly people.
I liked that Cortland is a college campus, and though there are negatives to this, there are also many benefits that people may overlook at a quick glance. There was an abundance of opportunities for college age students to excel and explore in this town.