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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,976
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens22.4%
Employed Population 16+4,368
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$32,145
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,316
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,831

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,526
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$93,000

Ancestry

Italian22.6%
German21.1%
Irish19.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
Polish8.8%
English8.8%
French Except Basque6.5%
Ukrainian5.3%
Dutch4%
African1.3%
Austrian1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Scottish1%
Portuguese1%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.7%
Norwegian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Greek0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Herkimer Almanac

CategoryValue
County Herkimer County
Standard Zip Codes13350
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.02
Approximate Longitude-74.99

Herkimer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLITTLE FALLS MILL ST
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS CITY RSVR
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 26 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 57 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationUTICA
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Frankfort7,528$66,062
Ilion7,986$60,615
Little Falls4,819$52,400
Middleville553$78,750
Mohawk3,783$62,174
Newport2,203$59,500

Herkimer Public Libraries

Frank J. Basloe Public Library
245 NORTH MAIN STREET
Herkimer, New York
(315) 866-1733

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Herkimer Public Schools

Herkimer Elementary School
255 Gros Blvd
ZIP: 13350
(315) 866-8562
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Herkimer High School
801 W German St
ZIP: 13350
(315) 866-2230
High
Total Enrollment 486
Herkimer-fulton-hamilton-otsego Boces
352 Gros Blvd
ZIP: 13350
(315) 867-2023
Other
Total Enrollment 221
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Historic Herkimer

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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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