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Ithaca, New York 27 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities
-Educated population


-Clouds and rain
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Ithaca Metro Area

Ithaca is most noted as home to Ivy League Cornell University. As might be expected, the town is attractive and progressive, activities are plentiful, and educational attainment is high. The location, at the south end of the Finger Lakes region, affords access to nearby outdoor recreation, interesting landscapes, and a number of wineries. The economy is growing, bolstered by the university and the many small new-economy businesses it attracts.


Quick Facts About Ithaca

    The unemployment rate in Ithaca is 3.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Ithaca jobs have Decreased by 1.52 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ithaca's cost of living is 13.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ithaca's population is 30,016 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.80 percent.
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ithaca is $223,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.80 percent.
    Ithaca public schools spend $21,454 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.7 students per teacher in Ithaca.

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