Herkimer is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,519 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Herkimer is the 229th largest community in New York. Herkimer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Herkimer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.52%), food service (12.07%), and sales jobs (11.32%).
The education level of Herkimer citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.00% of adults 25 and older in Herkimer have a college degree.
The per capita income in Herkimer in 2010 was $20,172, 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 $80,688 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 Irish, German, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Herkimer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.