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0.74% decline
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Median Household Income
5.76% growth
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0.28% decline
Median Property Value
1.25% growth

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The economy of Herkimer County, NY employs 28,992 people. The economy of Herkimer County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.4; 1.32; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Herkimer County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,300), Retail trade (3,771), and Manufacturing (3,723), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,125), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($45,647), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,758).

Median household income in Herkimer County, NY is $48,893. Males in Herkimer County, NY have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,284. The income inequality of Herkimer County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.415 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Herkimer County, NY. In Herkimer County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 45-54 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 39 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,905. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Herkimer County, NY is home to a population of 63,558 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Herkimer County, NY is composed of 60,383 White residents (95%), 1,246 Hispanic residents (1.96%), 836 Two+ residents (1.32%), 560 Black residents (0.88%), and 298 Asian residents (0.47%). The most common foreign languages in Herkimer County, NY are Spanish (725 speakers), Russian (464 speakers), and Other Slavic (333 speakers), but compared to other places, Herkimer County, NY has a relative high number of Other Slavic (333 speakers), Other West Germanic (190 speakers), and Russian (464 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Herkimer County, NY awarded 623 degrees. The student population of Herkimer County, NY is skewed towards females, with 205 male students and 418 female students. Most students in Herkimer County, NY are White (463 and 74.3%), followed by Black or African American (69 and 11.1%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 4.82%), and Unknown (10 and 1.61%). The largest universities in Herkimer County, NY by number of graduates are Herkimer County Community College (571 and 91.7%), Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (52 and 8.35%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Herkimer County, NY are General Studies (133 and 21.3%), General Business Administration & Management (53 and 8.51%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (44 and 7.06%). The median tuition costs in Herkimer County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Herkimer County, NY is $97,300, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $96,100 to $97,300, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Herkimer County, NY is 70.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Herkimer County, NY have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Herkimer County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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