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Herkimer (V)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Herkimer is a county located in New York in United States. When counties were established in New York state in 1683, the present village was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York state as well as all of the present state of Vermont. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County.

According to the census bureau, the county has a total area of 3,777 square kilometers of which 3,655 square kilometers is land and 122 square kilometers is water. As of 2000, the population was 64,427 and according to 2005 census estimate it was 7,264. It was named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who had died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany. In the county the population was spread out with 24.40 percent under the age of 18, 8.30 percent from 18 to 24, 26.60 percent from 25 to 44, 24.00 percent from 45 to 64 and 16.80 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Recently the town has undergone some improvements in areas such as of industry, tourism, administration and culture.

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