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Welcome to Cortland ...

The city of Cortland is located in Cortland County<1> and is the County Seat for Cortland County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cortland has a population of 18,550 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cortland.

Cortland is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cortland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cortland is located in the (607) area code.

The ZIP code for Cortland: 13045<4>

Websites for Cortland ...

Official Website: www.cortland.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cortland had an population of 18,550 people. This is a decrease of 3.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cortland had a population of 19,204 people (or 38.92% of the total population of Cortland County). This makes Cortland the county's most populous community.

The population of Cortland represents 0.1% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,204 people, the population of Cortland increased 2.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,740 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cortland.

Communities Also Named Cortland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Cortland - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cortland.

Communities near Cortland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cortland.

  • Ithaca [Tompkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca [Tompkins County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Cortland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,981 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ithaca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ithaca<6>
  • Dryden [Tompkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryden
    • Dryden [Tompkins County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Cortland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,904 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryden
  • Lansing [Tompkins County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing [Tompkins County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Cortland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,767 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
  • Groton [Tompkins County]
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    • Groton [Tompkins County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Cortland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,612 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lansing [Tompkins County]
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      • Lansing [Tompkins County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Cortland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<6>
    • Cayuga Heights [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga Heights
      • Cayuga Heights [Tompkins County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Cortland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga Heights
    • Moravia [Cayuga County]
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      • Moravia [Cayuga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Cortland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moravia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moravia
    • Caroline [Tompkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caroline
      • Caroline [Tompkins County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Cortland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caroline have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caroline
    • Tully [Onondaga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tully
      • Tully [Onondaga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Cortland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tully have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tully
    • Lisle [Broome County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisle
      • Lisle [Broome County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Cortland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisle

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cortland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cortland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cortland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cortland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cortland. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cortland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cortland ...

Looking for more information about Cortland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cortland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cortland.

Adding Cortland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cortland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cortland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cortland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cortland on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Cortland

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About Cortland County

About New York

The official website for Cortland: www.cortland.org/

The official website for Cortland County: www.cortland-co.org/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Cortland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cortland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cortland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cortland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cortland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cortland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cortland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CortlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cortland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6013, Longitude: -76.1805    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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