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The 2000 Census showed that Herkimer County had a population of 64,427 people. This represented 0.34% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 38th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Herkimer had a population of 62,236 people. This is a decrease of 3.4% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201064,519+0.14%+3.67% since 2009
200962,236-3.4%-0.09% since 2008
200862,293-3.31%-0.22% since 2007
200762,433-3.09%+0.12% since 2006
200662,358-3.21%-0.82% since 2005
200562,873-2.41%-0.51% since 2004
200363,208-1.89%-0.28% since 2002
200263,388-1.61%-0.89% since 2001
200163,955-0.73%-0.73% since 2000
200064,427The Last Census

Herkimer County had 32,026 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Herkimer County has a total area<3> of 1,458 square miles [3,777 km²]. Of this total, 1,411 square miles [3,655 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.23%) being water (47.1 square miles [122 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Herkimer County had a population density of 45.65 people per square mile [17.63 people/km²], making it the state's 56th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Herkimer County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Herkimer and the state of New York.

Click here for the Herkimer County QuickFact (QF-36043).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Herkimer County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
German FlattsQF-362875012,75613,629-6.41%
Little FallsQF-36427414,8385,188-6.75%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Herkimer County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FultonQF-36035   E55,05355,073---
HamiltonQF-36041   NE4,9235,379-8.48%
LewisQF-36049   NW26,15726,944-2.92%
MadisonQF-36053   SW69,95469,4410.74%
MontgomeryQF-36057   SE48,61649,708-2.2%
OneidaQF-36065   W231,044235,469-1.88%
OtsegoQF-36077   S61,60261,676-0.12%
Saint LawrenceQF-36089   N109,715111,931-1.98%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Herkimer. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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