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Just Where is Cortland?

Cortland is centrally located in New York State, just off Route 81 at exit 11. We are centered 32 miles south of Syracuse and 45 miles north of Binghamton. You can view a street level map of the City of Cortland, or get a birds-eye-view of our scenic city by visiting our aerial view web pages.

How Far Is It to Cortland?

22 miles from Ithaca
32 miles from Syracuse
45 miles from Binghamton
175 miles from New York City
185 miles from Philadelphia
205 miles from Pittsburgh
265 miles from Boston
290 miles from Baltimore
205 miles from Ottawa
265 miles from Toronto
280 miles from Montreal

General Information

Land Area - 503.3 Square Miles
Population - 48,963 (1990)
Elevation - 1129 Ft above Sea Level
Established - 1808
Name - From General Pierre Van Cortlandt, NY's First Lieutenant Governor


Average Yearly Precipitation - 39.73 inches
Average Yearly Snowfall - 67.30 inches
Mean Annual Temperature - 46.90° F