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There isn't one authoritative resource for local statistics. For Tompkins County information, we recommend the following resources, depending on the type of data you need:

  • County Business Patterns provides industry data for Tompkins County. It includes the number of business establishments, number of employees, and payroll figures, all at the industry (up to 4-digit SIC) level.
  • New York State Statistical Yearbook (online) provides county-level demographic data as well as election data, local government finance, health and human service data, and more.
  • CareerSearch to screen for a list of Ithaca or Tompkins County companies.

If you are looking for data specifically on Ithaca, try:

  • The Census Bureau's American FactFinder site for Ithaca data from the most recent Census of Population.
  • Zip Code Business Patterns for business data.
  • SimplyMap for population, household, income, and spending potential data, with forecasts, available down to the Census block level.