Herkimer County

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Herkimer County, New York

109 Mary St Suite 1111
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 867-1129
Fax: (315) 866-4396

In north-central NY, east of Utica; organized Feb 16, 1791 from Montgomery County. Name Origin: For Gen. Nicholas Herkimer (1728-77), Revolutionary War officer and patriot, fatally wounded at the Battle of Oriskany. An earlier name was German Flats, for German settlers

Area (sq mi):: 1458.35 (land 1411.25; water 47.10) Population per square mile: 45.20
Population 2005: 63,780 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 -2.10% Population 2000: 64,427 (White 97.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,141; median household $32,924; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,390-$22,641
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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When out of elective office, Hoffman took his share of political patronage, accepting appointments as a judge of Herkimer County, New York State canal commissioner, register of a federal land office in Michigan, and, in the last years of his life, naval officer of New York City.