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Herkimer County, New York

US county information
NameHerkimer County
StateNew York
SeatHerkimer
US Area
Total Area1458 sq mi (3776.2 km2)
Land Area1411 sq mi (3654.5 km2)
Water Area47 sq mi (121.7 km2)
Population64519 (2010)
Density17.6/km2 (45.6/sq mi)
Founded1791

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Herkimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was created in 1791 north of the Mohawk River out of part of Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,519. It is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War. Its county seat is the Village of Herkimer.

Herkimer County is part of the Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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