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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.
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.
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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Recommendations: Dig for double-terminated quartz crystals ("Herkimer Diamonds") at the Diamond Mines.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Herkimer was $16,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% 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 $356. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Libraries in Herkimer include Frank J. Basloe Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Herkimer include Herkimer Evening Telegram
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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Herkimer include Americas Best Inn Herkimer.
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