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Census Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing data from the 2010 Census over time. On occasion, that data will be summarized and posted here. Please check back periodically or check the U.S. Census Bureau's website ( for additional information.

Population by Race: 2010 data can be found here.

Population and Housing by Municipality: Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 and Population and Housing Change: 2000-2010 can be found here.

Standard Census Data
In 2000, the Census Bureau conducted its decennially census and disseminated information about the population and housing. Some of the general results for Tompkins County are shown below. More detailed information about the county and the towns and villages in the county can be found here.

Special Tabulation: College Students
In 2003, the Tompkins County Planning Department requested and received a Special Tabulation from the Census Bureau. This Special Tabulation (#137) provided separate sets of the 2000 Census data for “college students” and “non-college students” for Tompkins County and by municipality. “College student” was defined as those answering “yes” to the question: “at any time since February 1, 2000, has this person attended regular school or college?” for ages 17 or over. The results of the Special Tabulation can be found here.

American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a new approach to producing information about the characteristics of local communities. Beginning with data collected in 2005, the ACS will release annual estimates of social, housing, and economic characteristics for Tompkins County. For smaller geographic areas, the ACS will accumulate data over 3-year and 5-year intervals to produce estimates for smaller geographic areas including census tracts and block groups. Estimates for Tompkins County from the ACS can be viewed here.