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Ithaca
  • Town in New York

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

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Ithaca is a town in New York with a population of 31,359. Ithaca is in Tompkins County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Ithaca offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ithaca there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ithaca and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ithaca are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,300
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,391
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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Ithaca Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    221.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    50.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    585.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,113.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    4%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    51%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Ithaca

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,468
National
$75,149

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