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Cortland is a township in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Cortland. For links to other places called Cortland, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cortland is 41.933N. The longitude is -88.65W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,986.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cortland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeKalb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60112 ZIP code.
26% of Cortland residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cortland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cortland was $23,110, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Cortland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cortland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $651. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,255.
DeKalb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cortland political report.
The average commute time for Cortland workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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