Tompkins County

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Tompkins County, New York

320 N Tioga St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 274-5431
Fax: (607) 274-5445
www.co.tompkins.ny.us

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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    With a goal of diverting 75 percent of waste from the landfill, Tompkins County, NY officials are taking recycling to the next level.