Introduction to Herkimer, New York

Herkimer, New York, in Herkimer county, is 13 miles E of Utica, New York and 163 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Utica-Rome metro area,

Herkimer History

Herkimer was originally inhabited by Iroquois Mohawk Native Americans. The community was named in honor of Revolutionary War General, Nicholas Herkimer. The village was incorporated in 1807.

Herkimer and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Plain Museum
  • Herkimer Home State Historic Site
  • Glimmerglass State Park
  • Utica Zoo
  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari
  • Howe Caverns

Things To Do In Herkimer

Local museums and historical sites include the Herkimer County Historical Society Museum, the Children's Museum of History, the Fort Plain Museum, the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site and Hyde Hall State Historic Site. Glimmerglass State Park, located on Otsego Lake, has a beach, picnic areas, hiking trails, and also offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy fishing and biking. Utica Zoo and Howe Caverns are also accessible from Herkimer.

Herkimer Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.

Herkimer Higher Education

Herkimer County Community College is the local college. Others nearby include the Utica College of Syracuse University, Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica and the SUNY Institute of Technology.


Total Population 10,071
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,447
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $53,589
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $651
Median House Value $91,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 21.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Herkimer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles E of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Herkimer
Metro Area Utica - Rome
Standard Zip Codes 13350
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.025
Longitude -74.986

Herkimer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station UTICA
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Herkimer, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Herkimer (13350)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ilion 8,066 $48,045
Mohawk 3,794 $61,902

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Herkimer Public Libraries

Frank J. Basloe Library Of Herkimer, New York
Herkimer, New York
(315) 866-1733
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Historic Herkimer


U. & M.V. railway bridge c1905.

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U. & M.V. railway bridge c1905.

U. and M.V. Utica & Mohawk Valley railway bridge between 1900 and 1910

U. and M.V. Utica & Mohawk Valley railway bridge between 1900 and 1910

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