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Herkimer is a village in Herkimer County, in the Utica-Rome metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Revolutionary War 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 43.025N. The longitude is -74.986W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 384 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,298.


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Median household income
Local
$24,762
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Herkimer demographic reports
Herkimer is on the Mohawk River.
Site of Fort Dayton, built in 1776.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lou Ambers, boxer known as the "Herkimer Hurricane"
Herkimer attractions: Herkimer Diamond Mines
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Herkimer County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Herkimer County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Herkimer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Herkimer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Utica-Rome area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13350 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% 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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Attractions

Recommendations: Dig for double-terminated quartz crystals ("Herkimer Diamonds") at the Diamond Mines.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Herkimer was $16,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Herkimer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Herkimer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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Libraries in Herkimer include Frank J. Basloe Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Herkimer include Herkimer Evening Telegram

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Herkimer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Herkimer political report.

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The average commute time for Herkimer workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Herkimer include Americas Best Inn Herkimer.

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