Herkimer is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,339 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Herkimer is the 229th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Herkimer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages, Herkimer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Herkimer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Herkimer is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Herkimer who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), food service (11.89%), and sales jobs (11.78%).
Also of interest is that Herkimer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Herkimer’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The citizens of Herkimer are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.96% of adults in Herkimer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Herkimer in 2010 was $22,931, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,724 for a family of four. However, Herkimer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Herkimer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Herkimer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Herkimer include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Herkimer is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Polish.