Herkimer, New York Population 2024

9,528

Herkimer is a city located in Herkimer County New York. Herkimer has a 2024 population of 9,528. Herkimer is currently declining at a rate of -0.2% annually and its population has decreased by -0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,546 in 2020.

The average household income in Herkimer is $77,362 with a poverty rate of 11.78%. The median age in Herkimer is 48.5 years: 46.5 years for males, and 50.2 years for females.

Herkimer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Herkimer was:

  • White: 90.9%
  • Two or more races: 5.56%
  • Black or African American: 1.9%
  • Asian: 1.03%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
31.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
300.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.19% (-18)
The current population of Herkimer, New York is 9,528 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,546.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,73490.9%
Two or more races5345.56%
Black or African American1831.9%
Asian991.03%
Other race420.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.17%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Herkimer Population by Race

Herkimer Population Pyramid 2024

Herkimer Median Age

48.5

Total

46.5

Male

50.2

Female

Herkimer Adults

There are 8,330 adults, (2,351 of whom are seniors) in Herkimer.

Herkimer Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Herkimer Sex Ratio

Female4,89250.92%
Male4,71649.08%

Herkimer Population by Age

Herkimer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1322.1763.136.9
Non Family1,9031.1949.750.3
Married1,7953.0377.422.6
Female3772.8958.941.1
Male573.1489.510.5

2.94

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Herkimer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4185.79%
Associates Degree1,06714.78%
Bachelors Degree92112.76%
Graduate Degree4746.57%
High School Graduate2,57435.66%
Less Than 9th Grade2904.02%
Some College1,47520.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Herkimer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Herkimer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,7686,1321,370
2+ Races28322415
Black1101100
Asian362310
Hispanic33330
Islander16160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.78%.

Herkimer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,209$59,766$41,959
Graduate Degree$59,087$0$61,277
High School Graduate$33,064$35,600$24,606
Less Than 9th Grade$26,856$43,487$20,052
Overall$40,137$44,279$38,103
Some College$41,075$48,984$36,875

$40,137

Average Earnings

$44,279

Average Male

$38,103

Average Female

Herkimer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Herkimer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Herkimer Language

92.13% of Herkimer residents speak only English, while 7.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.67% of the population.

Herkimer Language

Herkimer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,31493311.22%
Multiple5088817.32%
Asian624572.58%

11.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.98%

Male Poverty Rate

12.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Herkimer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Herkimer is Asian, with 72.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Herkimer is White, with 11.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

Herkimer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.92%
High School12.12%
Some College11.78%
Bachelors or Greater0.45%

Herkimer Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.93%
Female Unemployed19.61%
Male Employed4.09%
Female Employed3.62%

Herkimer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Herkimer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$91,478$95,207
Households$61,176$77,362
Married Families$103,095$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,575$55,545

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Herkimer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Herkimer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Herkimer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Herkimer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Herkimer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

545

Number of Veterans

492

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam305
First Gulf War67
Korea43
Second Gulf War16
World War II0

Herkimer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74248
75+153
35 to 5472
55 to 6465
18 to 347

Herkimer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5457.07%

Herkimer Veterans by Race

Herkimer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Herkimer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Herkimer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Herkimer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Herkimer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

88.66%

Born in Herkimer

96.01%

Native Born

3.99%

Foreign Born

2.89%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.01% of Herkimer residents were born in the United States, with 88.66% having been born in New York. 2.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Herkimer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,433-19-0.2%
20289,452-19-0.2%
20279,471-19-0.2%
20269,490-19-0.2%
20259,509-19-0.2%
20249,528-19-0.2%
20239,547-19-0.2%
20229,566-19-0.2%
20219,585390.41%
20209,546-76-0.79%
20199,622-46-0.48%
20189,668-63-0.65%
20179,731-39-0.4%
20169,770-63-0.64%
20159,833-125-1.26%
20149,958-80-0.8%
201310,038-64-0.63%
201210,102-38-0.37%
201110,140-30-0.29%
201010,17000%

Herkimer Population by Year