About This Guide

This guide provides useful information for those interested in understanding and/or researching planning and development in Tompkins County, the Town of Ithaca, and the City of Ithaca. For those new to the area, Tompkins County is one of 62 counties in New York State. The county includes the Ithaca NY Metropolitan Statistical Area. Among the many towns, villages, and census-designated places in Tompkins County are the Town of Ithaca and City of Ithaca, both of which this guide will focus on. 

Tompkins County Map

Cornell Program on Applied Demographics. Source: Cornell PAD Refence Maps

Where To Begin?

For planners and those interested in a starting point for access to local information, click on the below links. 

Tompkins County (Address: 121 East Court Street, Ithaca, NY 14850)

Town of Ithaca (Address: 215 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY  14850

City of Ithaca (Address: 108 E. Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850)

Local Resources

You may be asking yourself: What are some good local resources that can help me orient myself in Tompkins County? Read on to learn about some of the free local and national-level resources at your disposal.