Herkimer County, New York Population 2020

Herkimer County, New York's estimated population is 61,081 with a growth rate of -0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Herkimer County, New York is the 40th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202061,081-376-0.61%
201961,457-376-0.61%
201861,833-376-0.60%
201762,209-237-0.38%
201662,446-208-0.33%
201562,654-730-1.15%
201463,384-497-0.78%
201363,881-341-0.53%
201264,222-151-0.23%
201164,373-88-0.14%
201064,461-1,336-2.03%
199065,797-917-1.37%
198066,714-919-1.36%
197067,6331,2631.90%
196066,3704,9638.08%
195061,4071,8803.16%
194059,527-4,479-7.00%
193064,006-956-1.47%
192064,9628,60615.27%
191056,3565,30710.40%
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%
180014,5030.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.61%
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Founded
1791
County Seat
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Herkimer County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59,91695.86%
Two or More Races8531.36%
Black or African American8491.36%
Asian3310.53%
Some Other Race3130.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native1500.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander930.15%
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Herkimer County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Herkimer County, New York Median Age

44


Total

42.1


Male

45.1


Female

Herkimer County, New York Adults

There are 49,444 adults, (12,251 of whom are seniors) in Herkimer County, New York.

Herkimer County, New York Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Herkimer County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

31,587

50.54%

Male

30,918

49.46%

Herkimer County, New York Households and Families

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

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Herkimer County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All72.5%27.5%
Non Family59.8%40.2%
Male53.5%46.5%
Female52.7%47.3%

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,5832.4972.5
Married11,9253.1488.1
Non Family8,9271.2259.8
Female2,3133.3652.7
Male1,4183.6253.5

3.1

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Herkimer County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5183.46%
9th to 12th Grade2,8896.59%
High School Graduate16,23637.03%
Some College8,15218.59%
Associates Degree5,86113.37%
Bachelors Degree5,30312.10%
Graduate Degree3,8858.86%
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Herkimer County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,47738,3218,819
Hispanic570462118
Multiple Races27124091
Black26620627
Asian203175111
Other Race11186
Native American815525
Islander5043

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.68%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,335$40,568$29,354
Less Than High School$32,594$37,168$14,219
High School Grad$30,816$36,183$22,445
Some College$31,375$39,968$27,660
Bachelors Degree$44,714$60,015$35,953
Graduate Degree$55,253$58,125$54,630

$35,335

Average Earnings

$40,568

Average Male

$29,354

Average Female

Herkimer County, New York Language

Herkimer County, New York Language by Age

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Herkimer County, New York Language

94.53% of Herkimer County, New York residents speak only English, while 5.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.01% of the population.

Herkimer County, New York Poverty

Herkimer County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White58,2308,26514.19%
Hispanic1,24228022.54%
Black75125834.35%
Multiple83914216.92%
Asian3133511.18%
Other271155.54%
Native15085.33%

14.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.04%

Male Poverty Rate

15.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Herkimer County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Herkimer County, New York is Black, with 34.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Herkimer County, New York is Native, with 5.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.20%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.82%
High School13.90%
Some College10.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.12%
Male Unemployed26.72%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Employed6.16%

Herkimer County, New York Income

Herkimer County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,862$63,842
Families$65,612$75,893
Married Families$73,477$84,593
Non Families$29,587$39,090
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Herkimer County, New York Marital Status

Herkimer County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Herkimer County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Herkimer County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Herkimer County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Herkimer County, New York Veterans

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4,668

Number of Veterans

4,333

Male Veterans

335

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,669
First Gulf War630
Second Gulf War615
Korea608
World War II197
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,264
75+1,230
35 to 54984
55 to 64786
18 to 34404
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5759.58%
Hispanic536.48%
2 or More5211.63%
Other189.38%
Indian1212.63%
Black81.37%
Asian31.13%

Herkimer County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Herkimer County, New York Employment Status

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.14%

Born in New York

97.32%

Native Born

2.68%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.32% of Herkimer County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 86.14% having been born in New York. 0.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990