Tompkins County

Tompkins County, New York

320 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 274-5431
Fax: (607) 274-5445

In south-central NY, northeast of Elmira; organized Apr 7, 1817 from Cayuga and Seneca counties. Name Origin: For Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), associate justice of the NY supreme court (1804-07), governor (1807-17) and U.S. vice president (1817-25)

Area (sq mi):: 491.63 (land 476.05; water 15.57) Population per square mile: 210.10
Population 2005: 100,018 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 3.60%; 1990-2000 2.60% Population 2000: 96,501 (White 83.80%; Black or African American 3.60%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 7.20%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 10.50%. Median age: 28.60
Income 2000: per capita $19,659; median household $37,272; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,038-$26,042
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 17.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ithaca County seat (29,952)

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    The city of Ithaca and surrounding Tompkins County had a similar natural gas "shortage" because of limited pipeline capacity.
    An active member of the Tompkins County community, she serves on the board of Tompkins County Area Development and the board of the Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca.
    A state Supreme Court justice in Tompkins County has dismissed a woman's complaint that attempted to enforce a ketubah, a type of Jewish prenuptial agreement.
    It is a state-chartered bank with six offices in Chemung County, NY; three offices in Tompkins County, NY; two offices in Steuben County, NY; one office in Cayuga County, NY; one office in Schuyler County; and a loan center in Broome County, NY.
    With USD569.6m in total assets, Elmira Savings Bank serves as an FDIC -insured state-chartered bank with six offices in Chemung County, New York; three offices in Tompkins County, New York; two offices in Steuben County, New York; one office in Cayuga County, New York; one office in Schuyler County; and a loan centre in Broome County, New York.
    She was Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, New York, for 2011 and 2012.
    Dan Collins, an animal-control officer at the Tompkins County SPCA in New York has a useful tip: "Run the OPPOSITE way of your dog while calling their name.
    "A great book for fathers of any age who want their sons to become good men, good fathers and good husbands." —Sheriff Kenneth Lansing, Tompkins County Sheriff, Ithaca, N.Y.
    Tompkins County residents can now purchase solid waste permits and disposal coupons and punch cards online, at the county's Solid Waste Division website,
    Bob Matson of Richmond, VA sent us this photo of his 14-year-old daughter, Nikki, with the 8 lb., 25.5" bull-head she caught in her grandparents' pond in Tompkins County. Grandpa was an avid fisherman and had stocked the pond years ago, but due to his declining health, he hadn't fished the pond in years.
    Westboro native Corinne White, a student at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., is building intergenerational relationships by adopting an elderly match through Project Generations, a weekly visiting service organized by the college and the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.