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Ithaca is a town in Tompkins County, in the Ithaca metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Ithaca. For links to other places called Ithaca, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ithaca is 42.429N. The longitude is -76.52W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,198.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ithaca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tompkins County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14867 ZIP code.
13% of Ithaca residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ithaca ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ithaca was $24,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.
71% of Ithaca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ithaca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $647. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,343.
Tompkins County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ithaca political report.
The average commute time for Ithaca workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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