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Page Contents for Ithaca, New York

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Ithaca is approximately 29,541 (2000), 30014 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 10,287 (2000), 10408 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ithaca is 14.124 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.573 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ithaca to Washington DC is 245 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 144 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ithaca is positioned 42.44 degrees north of the equator and 76.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ithaca median income is $ 37,874.
Ithaca average annual rainfall is 35.4 inches per year
Ithaca average annual snowfall is 67.3 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 21.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 68.5 degrees F.


southwest of Syracuse in the Finger Lakes area of upper state New York. Here is a location page for Ithaca.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Ithaca. Evidently the weather in Ithaca changes often. Here is a favorite local saying, "If you don't like the weather in Ithaca, just wait five minutes."
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Ithaca.

In 1817 Ithaca became the seat of a new county named for Daniel Tompkins, once governor of the state, Vice President of the United States

The Creation of the Ice Cream Sundae
Ithaca claims to be the REAL Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae.
Several other places also claim the same thing - among them Evanston, Illinois & Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
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information about Ithaca and Tompkins County.

More information about Ithaca.

a hands-on museum with over 100 exhibits
601 First Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-272-0600
Fax: 607-277-7469
Email: Ithaca Farmer's Market
since 1973

The First Ice Cream Sundae was invented here in 1897 for a tired minister. Purity Ice Cream Company was founded in 1936.

Things to see and do in Ithaca and the area.

Newfield Covered Bridge - Built in 1853 to protect those crossing the Cayuga Inlet Creek in Newfield. It is the only covered bridge in the Finger Lakes District.

Information about the Cornell Chimes
All chimes concerts are open to the public-you simply have to climb the 161 steps of McGraw Tower. The door to the tower is usually open five to ten minutes before a scheduled concert, and closes before the end of the fifteen minute concert.
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Ithaca City Government

The City of Ithaca
108 E. Green Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: 607-273-1721
Fax: 607-272-7348

The Town of Ithaca The Town of Ithaca
215 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York


Tompkins County official site

Ithaca Historical Events

1991, October 17
Residents of Ithaca began to issue their own paper money, called HOURS, on October 17,1991. Several million dollars value of this currency has transacted since then, and dozens of other communities have followed this example. More information:

Ithaca Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
904 E Shore Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850-1026
Phone: 607-273-7080

Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (607) 272-1313

Ithaca Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
904 E Shore Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850-1026
Phone: 607-273-7080

Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (607) 272-1313

Ithaca Libraries

Tompkins County Public Library
312 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850-4209
Phone: 607-272-4555

Tompkins County Public Library
101 East Green Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: (607) 272-4557 TDD & Voice: (607) 272-7545

Ithaca Schools

Ithaca City School District
P.O. Box 549
Ithaca, New York 14851
Phone: (607) 274 2138


Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2801
Phone: 607-255-2000
Information and Referral Center Telephone: 607 254-INFO (4636)
Founded by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White in 1868

Ithaca College
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850
General Information: (607) 274-3011
Student Information: (607) 274-3201

Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North Street
P.O. Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053
Toll-free: 1.888.567.8211
Phone: 607.844.8211
email: Ithaca


The population of Ithaca was:
1990 - 29,451
2000 - 29,541

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