Ithaca, New York

Tompkins County


Ithaca (named for the Ionian island of Ithaca ) is a City in Tompkins County in the U.S. state of New York. According to the official estimate of 2010, the population was 30,014, the population density was 2113.6 people per km ².


Ithaca is on Cayuga Lake (one of the Finger Lakes ) in the center of the State of New York, about 350 miles from New York City removed. The landscape is hilly and crisscrossed with numerous waterfalls, for example, located in the town of Buttermilk Falls or located outside the village of Taughannock Falls.


Ithaca is home to Cornell University with many research institutions, which produced a large number of Nobel Prize winners, and Ithaca College. The area around Ithaca is famous for its vineyards, tourism also plays a certain role because of the beautiful landscape and for the region unusually rich cultural life.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Dustin Brown ( born 1984 ), ice hockey player
  • Tim DeKay ( born 1963 ), actor
  • John H. Gear (1825-1900), politician
  • Margaret Geller ( born 1947 ), astrophysicist
  • Guerlac Henry (1910-1985), historian of science
  • Alex Haley (1921-1992), writer
  • Alfred Hayes (1910-1989), banker and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Ray June (1895-1958), cinematographer
  • Susan Kare (born 1954 ), a graphic designer
  • James Creel "Jim" Marshall ( born 1948 ), politician
  • Tim Sale ( born 1956 ), cartoonist
  • Charles P. Slichter (* 1924), solid-state physicists
  • Kareem Streete - Thompson (born 1973 ), long jumpers and sprinters, Olympic participants
  • Anja Sturm ( b. 1970 ), lawyer
  • David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), writer
  • Suzana Žigante (* 1994), football player