Herkimer County NY Information


Herkimer County Subdivisions

Herkimer County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 63,218
Population in Households 61,808
Population in Familes 48,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,410
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $48,654
Average Household Income $63,751
Per Capita Income $26,658


Total Housing Units 33,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,051 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,710 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,620 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $107,805
Average Home Value $160,936


Total Households 25,761
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 16,284
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.55%
Households -0.26% -0.57%
Families -0.43% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.59%


Herkimer County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herkimer County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 34th
Population Density # 56 11th
Diversity Index # 56 11th
Median Household Income # 53 16th
Per Capita Income # 44 31st

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