German Flatts, New York

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Population in 2010: 13,258. Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 6,395  (48.2%)
Females: 6,863  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13407.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,140 (it was $32,772 in 2000)
German Flatts:

$43,140
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,767 (it was $14,870 in 2000)

German Flatts town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,427 (it was $62,600 in 2000)
German Flatts:

$84,427
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $95,008; Detached houses: $100,839; Townhouses or other attached units: $101,081; In 2-unit structures: $76,545; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,385; Mobile homes: $38,552; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $77,326
German Flatts races chart
  • White alone - 12,571 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 267 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 160 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 147 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 68 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 39 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.05%)

Races in German Flatts detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in German Flatts: 172.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (22.8%), Irish (19.6%), Italian (16.4%), English (13.2%), French (8.5%), Polish (7.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 33.7 square miles.

Population density: 393 people per square mile   (very low).

German Flatts,NY real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in German Flatts:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in German Flatts town:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

106 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

German Flatts town:  2.8% ($1,743)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (12.7 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (131.7 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (160.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Mohawk, NY (0.7 miles ), Ilion, NY (1.3 miles ), Herkimer, NY (1.4 miles ), Frankfort, NY (1.9 miles ), Columbia, NY (2.4 miles ), Litchfield, NY (2.6 miles ), Schuyler, NY (2.8 miles ), Little Falls, NY (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $44,100
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $206,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 75.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

German Flatts household income distribution German Flatts home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in German Flatts: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

German Flatts-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the German Flatts town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

German Flatts-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 121.2 miles away from German Flatts center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.8 miles away from German Flatts center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Herkimer County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Adam Helmer - Revolutionary War hero.

Hospitals and medical centers near German Flatts:

  • VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • MOHAWK VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ILION, NY)
  • SUE CAMPAGNA HOSPICE OF HERKIMER CO (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • FOLTS HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • HERKIMER CO PUBLIC HLTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • FAXTON ST. LUKE'S HEALTHCARE - HERKIMER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)
  • BASSETT HEALTHCARE LITTLE FALLS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; LITTLE FALLS, NY)

Amtrak station near German Flatts:

  • 13 miles: UTICA (321 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to German Flatts:

  • Herkimer County Community College (about 2 miles; Herkimer, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,774)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 12 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)
  • Utica College (about 15 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Colgate University (about 30 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,094)
  • Morrisville State College (about 31 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 36 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (about 37 miles; Johnstown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,043)

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Notable locations in German Flatts: Ilion Marina (A), Doty's Golf Course (B), Clapsaddle Farm (C), Niagara-Mohawk Power Corporation Ilion Sub-Station (D), Herkimer County Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Facility (E), Capitol Theatre (F), Ilion Municipal Building (G), Weller Public Library (H), Ilion Free Public Library (I), Mohawk Valley Nursing Home (J), Mohawk Homestead Assisted Living Center (K), Mohawk Engine House (L), Ilion Central Fire Station (M), Remington Arms Company Fire Brigade (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in German Flatts include: Christian And Missionary Alliance Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church (C), Church of the Annunciation (D), Morning Star United Methodist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Annunciation Church (G), Bible Baptist Church (H), Blessed Sacrament Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mohawk Cemetery (1), Fort Herkimer Church Cemetery (2), Dennison Corners Cemetery (3), Piper Cemetery (4), Heath Cemetery (5), Paine Cemetery (6), Armory Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wheelock Pond (A), Ilion Reservoir Number One (B), Ilion Reservoir Number Two (C), Ilion Reservoir Number Three (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Fulmer Creek (A), Flat Creek (B), Steele Creek (C), Day Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in German Flatts include: Russell Park (1), Ilion Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Herkimer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 67.7. This is about average.

City:

67.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.7%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.4%

People in group quarters in German Flatts in 2010:

  • 102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in German Flatts in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

German Flatts compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for German Flatts town (based on Herkimer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.46%
Here: 54.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents67.1%12.3%4.7%4.4%2.1%
Congregations14.5%26.3%6.6%9.2%5.3%
NameReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaUkranian Orthodox Church of the USAOther
Adherents2.0%1.7%0.8%0.6%4.3%
Congregations2.6%5.3%2.6%1.3%26.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Herkimer County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Herkimer County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Herkimer County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Herkimer County:

24.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

15.6%

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oneida County, NY  1.56% ($35,737 average AGI)
from Otsego County, NY  0.26% ($31,734)
from Fulton County, NY  0.19% ($29,532)


4.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oneida County, NY  1.60% ($32,228 average AGI)
to Fulton County, NY  0.15% ($24,946)
to Montgomery County, NY  0.14% ($28,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in German Flatts:

  • WNRS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLB (1310 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WLFH (1230 AM; 1 kW; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUTQ (1550 AM; 1 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in German Flatts:

  • WXUR (92.7 FM; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBGK (99.7 FM; NEWPORT VILLAGE, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSKU (105.5 FM; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOUR (96.9 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUNY (89.5 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BC COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WKVU (100.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WLZW (98.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WKLL (94.9 FM; FRANKFORT, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WRCK (107.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WVHC (91.5 FM; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSKS (97.9 FM; WHITESBORO, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBY (102.5 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRG-FM (104.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • W262AC (100.3 FM; LITTLE FALLS, ETC., NY; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WODZ-FM (96.1 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WMCR-FM (106.3 FM; ONEIDA, NY; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)

TV broadcast stations around German Flatts:

  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W59AU (Channel 59; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CING.COUNCIL,CENTRAL N. Y.)
  • W31BP (Channel 31; BURLINGTON, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUTR (Channel 20; UTICA, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPNY-LP (Channel 11; UTICA, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W53AM (Channel 53; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W51CV (Channel 51; UTICA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W27BJ (Channel 27; UTICA, NY; Owner: SOUL'S HARBOR PENTECOSTAL CHURCH)
  • W04AE (Channel 4; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 81 meters (266ft)
Total costs: $28,335,000
Total average daily traffic: 87,410
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,049

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 8
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for German Flatts, NY

German Flatts on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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