Answer: 

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 and at the ZIP code level. 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.
  • Hoover's or Reference USA to build a list of companies in Ithaca or Tompkins County.

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.
  • SimplyMap for population, household, income, and spending potential data, with forecasts, available down to the Census block level.