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Ithaca is a town in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 19,930 at the 2010 census. The Town of Ithaca is a horseshoe-shaped portion of the metropolitan area of Ithaca, New York. It surrounds the City of Ithaca and is the City's only border, although the City has a completely separate government, and is not part of the town. The two entities form a single community for most practical purposes, for instance, sharing a local school district and many municipal services. Many of the Town's government offices, such as the Town hall, are located within the City, outside of the Town's jurisdiction. Ithaca College is in the town, south of the city center. The main campus of Cornell University is located just to the east, partly in the City and partly in the Town. The Town Supervisor of Ithaca is Herb Engman. The Town Board has 6 members who are elected at-large to 4-year terms. In December 2014, the Ithaca Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing freedom from domestic violence as a fundamental human right.

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Home to some of the most reputed educational institutes of the country, like the Ivy League school, Cornell University, Ithaca College and the Tompkins Cortland Community College, Ithaca is often caught in debates of best American college towns. In my opinion, this is undoubtedly one the best towns to study in owing to a few very strong factors. Its location at amidst lakes and water bodies, make it a beautiful place not just to be at but even indulge in activities like kayaking. The adjoining areas also offer good hiking opportunities. All this is well balanced with the right number of restaurants, bars and eat outs. Ideal for students and visitors alike.

Must-see on the Ithaca tourism include Robert Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and the Cayuga Lake among more.

 

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Facts and Stats for Ithaca*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ithaca

    Know the pollution level of Ithaca before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Ithaca: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ithaca for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ithaca.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ithaca - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.06 (High)
    • Climate Index 60.42 (High)
    • Pollution Index 13.22 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.43 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ithaca

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ithaca

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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