Herkimer, NY
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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.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Herkimer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (16.56%), food service (11.74%), and sales jobs (9.58%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Herkimer, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Herkimer provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The population of Herkimer overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Herkimer, 21.56% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Herkimer in 2010 was $21,159, 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 $84,636 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 Polish.

The most common language spoken in Herkimer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Italian.

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