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Herkimer is a town in Herkimer County, in the Utica-Rome metro area.
The town was named for Gen. Nicholas Herkimer.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Herkimer. For links to other places called Herkimer, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Herkimer is 43.057N. The longitude is -74.989W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 9,962.
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16% of Herkimer residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Herkimer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Herkimer was $17,211, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Herkimer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Herkimer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.
Herkimer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Herkimer political report.
The average commute time for Herkimer workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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