Herkimer, NY

Herkimer profile

Living in Herkimer

Herkimer is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,234 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Herkimer is the 245th largest community in New York. Herkimer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages, Herkimer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Herkimer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Herkimer is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Herkimer who work in office and administrative support (16.00%), sales jobs (12.63%), and management occupations (10.22%).

A relatively large number of people in Herkimer telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Herkimer spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Herkimer who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.11% of the adults in Herkimer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Herkimer in 2018 was $29,440, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,760 for a family of four. However, Herkimer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Herkimer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Herkimer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Herkimer include Italian, Irish, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Herkimer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.