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Overview

Introduction to Ilion, New York

Ilion, New York, in Herkimer county, is 11 miles SE of Utica, New York and 163 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The village is located in the Utica-Rome metropolitan area.

Ilion History

European settlement first occurred in the area in 1725, when Palatine Germans built homes along Steeles Creek. A number of mills were soon established in the area. Following the American Revolution, New London was established as a community. Development of the area started after 1816, following the establishment of the Remington Arms Company and the Erie Canal. In 1843, the first post office was built. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1852. According to one tradition, the Greek form of the name Troy inspired the village’s name. In 1958, the first solid-state electronic computer was created in Ilion by Sperry Rand.

Ilion and nearby Attractions

  • Herkimer Home State Historic Site
  • Remington Arms Museum
  • Delta Lake State Park
  • Herkimer County Historical Society Museum
  • Erie Canal
  • Utica Zoo

Things To Do In Ilion

The Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the 1777 Battle of Oriskany. The Herkimer County Historical Society Museum, the Oneida County Historical Society Museum, the Little Falls Historical Society Museum and the Musical Museum showcase exhibits reflecting the history and culture of the region. Ilion is also home to the Remington Arms Museum, which features flintock rifles, revolvers and rare pistols. The Delta Lake State Park, which is located on the Delta Reservoir, and the Glimmerglass State Park, located on Otsego Lake, both include beaches, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Visitors can also enjoy hiking, boating and fishing here.

Ilion Transportation

Air transportation is available from Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Ilion Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Herkimer County Community College, Colgate University and SUNY College at Oneonta.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,986
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+3,425
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$32,014
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,015

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,615
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$553
Median House Value$81,300

Ancestry

Irish24.6%
Italian24.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
English11.1%
Polish5.5%
French Except Basque4.4%
Welsh2.8%
Dutch2.6%
Canadian2.6%
Arab1.3%
Swiss1.3%
Russian1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Lebanese1.1%
Slovak0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
German0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Ilion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Herkimer County
Standard Zip Codes13357
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.01
Approximate Longitude-75.04

Ilion 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
Distance8.6 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
Distance9.3 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
Distance9.6 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
Clayville306$44,375
Frankfort7,528$66,062
Herkimer9,976$56,526
Little Falls4,819$52,400
Middleville553$78,750
Mohawk3,783$62,174

Ilion Public Libraries

Ilion Free Public Library
78 WEST STREET
Ilion, New York
(315) 894-5028

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Ilion Public Schools

Barringer Road Elementary School
326 Barringer Rd
ZIP: 13357
(315) 894-8420
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Central Valley Academy
111 Frederick St
ZIP: 13357
(315) 895-7471
High
Total Enrollment 689
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