Latest Data (2017)
Population 18,698
Nationwide Rank 1925

Quick Facts

Cortland, New York is the 1,925th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Cortland, New York is a city.

Cortland, New York is currently 5.2% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Cortland, New York's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Cortland, New York Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1915 North Liberty, Iowa 18,813 243.1%
1916 Bellaire, Texas 18,797 19.1%
1917 Monroe, Washington 18,789 35.1%
1918 Rutherford, New Jersey 18,782 3.7%
1919 Lexington, North Carolina 18,775 -5.7%
1920 Westbrook, Maine 18,730 16.0%
1921 Claremore, Oklahoma 18,729 17.8%
1922 Onalaska, Wisconsin 18,712 25.4%
1923 Creve Coeur, Missouri 18,702 11.5%
1924 Altoona, Iowa 18,699 78.9%
1925 Cortland, New York 18,698 0.0%
1926 Brookfield, Illinois 18,694 -1.9%
1927 Forest Park, Ohio 18,690 -3.6%
1928 Weirton, West Virginia 18,685 -8.2%
1929 Mayfield Heights, Ohio 18,682 -3.3%
1930 Hopkins, Minnesota 18,678 7.4%
1931 Point Pleasant, New Jersey 18,651 -3.4%
1932 Brook Park, Ohio 18,626 -12.0%
1933 Winthrop Town, Massachusetts 18,625
1934 Springboro, Ohio 18,610 47.4%
1935 Augusta, Maine 18,594 0.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In New York

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1134 Long Beach 33,750 -4.8%
1171 Spring Valley 32,724 41.9%
1178 Rome 32,473 -6.8%
1229 Ithaca 31,006 7.3%
1245 Poughkeepsie 30,614 1.5%
1250 North Tonawanda 30,475 -8.1%
1275 Port Chester 29,711 6.5%
1281 Jamestown 29,591 -7.2%
1322 Harrison 28,587 18.0%
1330 Newburgh 28,363 0.0%
1341 Saratoga Springs 28,027 6.0%
1349 Middletown 27,891 9.9%
1353 Elmira 27,773 -10.2%
1363 Glen Cove 27,500 3.1%
1380 Lindenhurst 27,153 -2.4%
1403 Auburn 26,704 -6.2%
1460 Watertown 25,687 -3.5%
1473 Ossining 25,403 5.4%
1516 Rockville Centre 24,848 1.1%
1553 Peekskill 24,272 7.7%
1562 Kiryas Joel 24,155 81.9%
1614 Kingston 23,169 -1.2%
1648 Garden City 22,698 3.8%
1780 Lockport 20,569 -7.4%
1843 Lynbrook 19,716 -1.0%
1847 Plattsburgh 19,696 4.6%
1869 Mamaroneck 19,423 5.0%
1873 Mineola 19,387 0.7%
1925 Cortland 18,698 0.0%
1976 Scarsdale 18,079 1.2%
1990 Lackawanna 17,934 -5.7%
1996 Amsterdam 17,844 -2.5%
2037 Oswego 17,465 -3.4%
2050 Massapequa Park 17,266 -1.3%
2074 Cohoes 16,875 8.2%
2161 Floral Park 16,103 0.8%
2174 Rye 16,009 6.9%
2230 Westbury 15,493 7.7%
2255 Kenmore 15,217 -7.1%
2257 Depew 15,193 -8.3%
2278 Gloversville 14,951 -2.6%
2282 Tonawanda 14,904 -7.4%
2298 Mastic Beach 14,762
2303 Batavia 14,661 -9.6%
2323 Johnson City 14,508 -6.2%
2329 Glens Falls 14,439 0.7%
2345 Beacon 14,289 -3.2%
2365 Oneonta 14,057 6.1%
2424 Olean 13,711 -10.4%
2540 Geneva 12,886 -5.0%
2553 Endicott 12,828 -1.2%
2602 Patchogue 12,489 4.6%
2651 Haverstraw 12,216 20.8%
2663 Babylon 12,145 -3.7%
2712 Dunkirk 11,848 -9.5%
2764 Tarrytown 11,572 3.8%
2804 Fulton 11,324 -4.3%
2836 Lake Grove 11,155 8.5%
2840 Dobbs Ferry 11,147 4.4%
2850 Woodbury 11,075 24.9%
2863 Mount Kisco 10,998 9.8%
2864 Oneida 10,997 0.1%
2865 Suffern 10,995 0.4%
2906 Corning 10,709 -1.0%
2912 Ogdensburg 10,687 -13.3%
2940 Fredonia 10,567 -1.1%
2980 West Haverstraw 10,388 0.7%
2987 Massena 10,368 -7.2%
3002 Great Neck 10,303 7.8%
3008 Canandaigua 10,289 -9.6%
3023 Sleepy Hollow 10,218 10.8%
3028 Lancaster 10,179 -8.7%
3036 Watervliet 10,131 2.3%
3073 New Hyde Park 9,953 4.3%
3093 East Rockaway 9,863 -4.8%
3127 Hamburg 9,696 -3.8%
3129 Potsdam 9,688 1.7%
3150 Rye Brook 9,589 10.4%
3158 Amityville 9,524 0.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 18,698 1,925
2016 18,795 1,910
2015 18,907 1,890
2014 19,164 1,848
2013 19,059 1,842
2012 19,292 1,800
2011 19,371 1,779
2010 19,204 1,779
2009 18,185 1,838
2008 18,303 1,820
2007 18,413 1,800
2006 18,349 1,789
2005 18,358 1,767
2004 18,642 1,726
2003 18,700 1,714
2002 18,459 1,720
2001 18,791 1,685
2000 18,712 1,677
1990 19,734 1,389