Herkimer County, New York Population 2024

59,302

Herkimer County, New York's estimated 2024 population is 59,302 with a growth rate of -0.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Herkimer County, New York is the 43rd largest county in New York. The 2010 population was 64,470 and has seen a growth of -8.02% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202958,002-260-0.45%
202858,262-260-0.44%
202758,522-260-0.44%
202658,782-260-0.44%
202559,042-260-0.44%
202459,302-260-0.44%
202359,562-260-0.43%
202259,822-260-0.43%
202160,082580.1%
202060,024-1,332-2.17%
201961,356-404-0.65%
201861,760-433-0.7%
201762,193-241-0.39%
201662,434-225-0.36%
201562,659-734-1.16%
201463,393-495-0.77%
201363,888-344-0.54%
201264,232-156-0.24%
201164,388-82-0.13%
201064,470
199065,797-917-1.37%
198066,714-919-1.36%
197067,6331,2631.9%
196066,3704,9638.08%
195061,4071,8803.16%
194059,527-4,479-7%
193064,006-956-1.47%
192064,9628,60615.27%
191056,3565,30710.4%
190051,0495,44111.93%
189045,6082,9396.89%
188042,6692,7406.86%
187039,929-632-1.56%
186040,5612,3176.06%
185038,2447672.05%
184037,4771,6074.48%
183035,8704,85315.65%
182031,0178,97140.69%
181022,0467,54352.01%
180014,503-43,499-75%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.44% (-260)
County Website
Herkimer County
County Seat
2010 Population
64,470
Area
1412 mi²
Density
42 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.02% (-5,168)
Founded
1791

Herkimer County, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White56,31093.39%
Two or more races2,5164.17%
Black or African American7001.16%
Other race3130.52%
Asian2850.47%
Native American870.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander820.14%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Herkimer County, New York Population by Race

Herkimer County, New York Population Pyramid 2024

Herkimer County, New York Median Age

44.3

Total

43.1

Male

45.5

Female

Herkimer County, New York Adults

There are 47,950 adults, (12,856 of whom are seniors) in Herkimer County, New York.

Herkimer County, New York Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Herkimer County, New York Sex Ratio

Female30,08649.9%
Male30,20750.1%

Herkimer County, New York Population by Age

Herkimer County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All24,6642.397624
Married12,2543.0789.610.4
Non Family9,4291.2460.739.3
Female2,1333.2966.133.9
Male8483.1874.425.6
showing: 5 rows

3.03

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Herkimer County, New York Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Herkimer County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Herkimer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 36.96%.

Herkimer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,540

Average Earnings

$49,997

Average Male

$39,109

Average Female

Herkimer County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Herkimer County, New York Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Herkimer County, New York Language

94.81% of Herkimer County, New York residents speak only English, while 5.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Herkimer County, New York Language

Herkimer County, New York Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White54,9686,25211.37%
Multiple2,46638715.69%
Hispanic1,46036424.93%
Black61213522.06%
Asian2369339.41%
Other3008729%
Native791417.72%
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12.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.5%

Male Poverty Rate

12.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Herkimer County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Herkimer County, New York is Asian, with 39.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Herkimer County, New York is White, with 11.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.8%.

Herkimer County, New York Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.69%
High School12.86%
Some College8.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.67%
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Herkimer County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed24.13%
Female Unemployed21.82%
Female Employed5.04%
Male Employed3.95%
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Herkimer County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Herkimer County, New York Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Herkimer County, New York Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Herkimer County, New York Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Herkimer County, New York 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 55-64.

Herkimer County, New York Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Herkimer County, New York Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,709

Number of Veterans

3,448

Male Veterans

261

Female Veterans

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Herkimer County, New York Veterans by War

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Herkimer County, New York Veterans by Age

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Herkimer County, New York Veterans by Race

Herkimer County, New York Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Herkimer County, New York Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Herkimer County, New York Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Herkimer County, New York Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Herkimer County, New York 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

85.59%

Born in Herkimer County, New York

97.46%

Native Born

2.54%

Foreign Born

1%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.46% of Herkimer County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 85.59% having been born in New York. 1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Herkimer County, New York Place of Birth

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