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Time Zone: Herkimer County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Herkimer is the Seat for Herkimer County.

Herkimer County was founded in 1791 and was created by taking area from MontgomeryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Herkimer had a population of 62,236 people. This is a decrease of 3.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 64,427 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Herkimer represented 0.34% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 38th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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200064,427The Last Census

More information can be found on the Herkimer County Census Page for Herkimer County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Herkimer County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Herkimer County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
German Flatts   12,75613,6296.41% decrease  
Herkimer   9,3609,9626.04% decrease  
Ilion   7,9928,6107.18% decrease  
Frankfort   7,1367,4784.57% decrease  
Herkimer   6,9527,4987.28% decrease  

Websites for Herkimer County

Official Website:   www.herkimercounty.org/

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

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