Cortland County is located in central New York. The County Seat is Cortland and the largest city is Cortland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.cortland-co.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 49,024 and the 2010 census population was 49,303. The land area is 498.76 square miles and there are 98.9 persons per square mile.
95% of the population is White, 1.8% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 90.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,700, there are 18,069 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,179, the median household income is $47,151, and 14.7% of the persons in Cortland County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,190. Retail sales (in $1000) were $523,122, and sales per capita were $10,828.
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