Herkimer County, NY

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2022 Population
60,293
0.5% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
7.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,104
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,900
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,198
0.131% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Herkimer County, NY had a population of 60.3k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $68,104. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Herkimer County, NY declined from 60,596 to 60,293, a −0.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,561 to $68,104, a 12.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Herkimer County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.21%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%), and White (Hispanic) (0.848%).

None of the households in Herkimer County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Herkimer County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Herkimer County, NY are Herkimer County Community College (319 degrees awarded in 2022) and Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (30 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Herkimer County, NY was $130,900, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Herkimer County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Herkimer County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Herkimer County, NY is home to a population of 60.3k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.54% of Herkimer County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

In 2022, there were 31.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.8k people) in Herkimer County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 727 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Herkimer County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Herkimer County, NY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Herkimer County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.8k ± 269
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.79k ± 302
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    727 ± 251
2.49%
Hispanic Population
1.5k people

In 2022, there were 31.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.8k people) in Herkimer County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.79k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 727 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.49% of the people in Herkimer County, NY are hispanic (1.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Herkimer County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.54%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.53k people
2.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.73k people

As of 2022, 2.54% of Herkimer County, NY residents (1.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Herkimer County, NY was 2.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,438 ± 192
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    540 ± 135
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    356 ± 100

Herkimer County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Herkimer County, NY employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Herkimer County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,455 people), Retail Trade (3,574 people), and Educational Services (2,914 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,576), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,002), and Public Administration ($61,436).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,157
−0.131%
1 Year decline
± 5.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Herkimer County, NY declined at a rate of −0.131%, from 28.2k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Herkimer County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,384 people), Management Occupations (2,991 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,631 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Herkimer County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,157
−0.131%
1 Year decline
± 5.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Herkimer County, NY declined at a rate of −0.131%, from 28.2k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Herkimer County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,455 people), Retail Trade (3,574 people), and Educational Services (2,914 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Herkimer County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Herkimer County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,147
Median earning men ± $2,120
$37,962
Median earning women ± $2,093

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,370), Public Administration ($65,379), and Wholesale Trade ($59,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,098), Wholesale Trade ($48,817), and Manufacturing ($46,662).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 320
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 254
    Manufacturing
  3. 226
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Herkimer County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 63.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.6%), followed by Other (1.54%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Herkimer County, NY awarded 349 degrees. The student population of Herkimer County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 846 male students and 1,217 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Herkimer County, NY are White (264 and 77.9%), followed by Black or African American (31 and 9.14%), Hispanic or Latino (25 and 7.37%), and Asian (7 and 2.06%).

The largest universities in Herkimer County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Herkimer County Community College (319 and 91.4%) and Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (30 and 8.6%).

The most popular majors in Herkimer County, NY are General Studies (46 and 13.2%), General Business Administration & Management (37 and 10.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (30 and 8.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,063 students enrolled in Herkimer County, NY, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,479 records, of which 61.5% were women and 38.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 46 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Herkimer County, NY was General Studies with 46 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Herkimer County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 319 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Herkimer County Community College with 319 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Herkimer County, NY, which is 0.491 times less than the 234 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 264 degrees mean that there were 8.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,116) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($660) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,150) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Herkimer County, NY was $130,900 in 2022, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $110,500 to $130,900, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Herkimer County, NY is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Herkimer County, NY have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Herkimer County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Herkimer County, NY is $68,104. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Herkimer County, NY was Census Tract 115.02 with a value of $100,945, followed by Census Tract 113.01 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $80,519 and $78,824.

In 2022, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Herkimer County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.76%.

Property

$130,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,714
$18,744
Median Property Taxes
±$805

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Herkimer County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Herkimer County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Herkimer County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 115.02
  2. Census Tract 113.01
  3. Census Tract 103

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Herkimer County, NY was Census Tract 115.02 with a value of $100,945, followed by Census Tract 113.01 and Census Tract 103, with respective values of $80,519 and $78,824.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Herkimer County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$68,104
Median Household Income
± $3,260
24.7k
Number of Households
± 982

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.7k households in Herkimer County, NY grew to $68,104 from the previous year's value of $60,561.

The following chart displays the households in Herkimer County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Herkimer County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.56%)
  3. Carpooled (6.73%)

In 2022, 80.1% of workers in Herkimer County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.56%) and those who carpooled to work (6.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Herkimer County, NY have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.94% of the workforce in Herkimer County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Herkimer County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Herkimer County, NY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Herkimer County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.76%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Herkimer County, NY (7.14k out of 59.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Herkimer County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.2% of the children was living in poverty in Herkimer County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 211 in Herkimer County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 55.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Herkimer County, NY has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 21.6% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Herkimer County, NY see 3407 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (3092 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2539 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1270 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,407 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Herkimer County, NY

Primary care physicians in Herkimer County, NY see an average of 3,407 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (3,092 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Herkimer County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.66%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
21.6%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Herkimer County, NY declined by 1.62% from 4.74% to 4.66%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35.5 in Herkimer County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.3% in Herkimer County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.73% in Herkimer County, NY.

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