Litchfield, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,513. Population change since 2000: +4.1%
 
Males: 775  (51.2%)
Females: 738  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13357.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,819 (it was $42,404 in 2000)
Litchfield:

$55,819
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,948 (it was $16,431 in 2000)

Litchfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,319 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Litchfield:

$98,319
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $131,063; Detached houses: $148,116; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,462; In 2-unit structures: $124,775; Mobile homes: $63,148
Litchfield races chart
  • White alone - 1,479 (97.8%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Litchfield: 156.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.8%), English (18.2%), German (16.9%), French (13.1%), Italian (12.7%), Polish (8.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 29.6 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Litchfield,NY real estate house value index trend

Litchfield, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Litchfield:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Litchfield town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
New York:  22.6%

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

Litchfield town:  2.5% ($1,802)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Litchfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (9.3 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (125.3 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (161.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Clayville, NY (2.3 miles ), Frankfort, NY (2.4 miles ), Winfield, NY (2.4 miles ), Ilion, NY (2.4 miles ), Columbia, NY (2.5 miles ), Paris, NY (2.5 miles ), West Winfield, NY (2.6 miles ), German Flatts, NY (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $16,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $16,700
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $66,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $36,500
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,800
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $54,500
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 75.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Litchfield household income distribution Litchfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Litchfield, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Litchfield-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 32.8 miles away from the Litchfield 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 29.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Litchfield-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 78.6 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 126.4 miles away from Litchfield 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 33.8 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 182.3 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 287.8 miles away from Litchfield 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 188.8 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).
Litchfield topographic map

Birthplace of: Philo Remington - Manufacturing businesspeople.

Hospitals and medical centers near Litchfield:

  • MOHAWK VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ILION, NY)
  • CHARLES T SITRIN HEALTH CARE S N F (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW HARTFORD, NY)
  • GAN KAVOD, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; NEW HARTFORD, NY)
  • UCPA OF THE UTICA AREA (Hospital, about 8 miles away; UTICA, NY)
  • ACACIA CERTIFIED HOME CARE CO (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; UTICA, NY)
  • MASONIC CARE COMMUNITY OF NEW YORK (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; UTICA, NY)
  • VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HERKIMER, NY)

Amtrak station near Litchfield:

  • 10 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 Litchfield:

  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 8 miles; Utica, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,693)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 8 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Utica College (about 11 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Colgate University (about 23 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,094)
  • Morrisville State College (about 24 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 36 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 40 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)

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Notable locations in Litchfield: Kinne Corners (A), Cedar Lake Club (B), Goodiers Corners (C), Parker Corners (D), Cedarville Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Litchfield: Peoples Undenominational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Gird Cemetery (1), Norwich Corners Cemetery (2), Parker Cemetery (3), Goodier Cemetery (4), Jerusalem Hill Cemetery (5), Cedarville Cemetery (6), Litchfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Kibby Pond (A), Wheelock Pond (B), Cedar Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Black Creek (A). Display/hide its location 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 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

9.7%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

1.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

Litchfield 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.
  • Renting 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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 Litchfield 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 Litchfield:

  • 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.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WNRS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUTQ (1550 AM; 1 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFH (1230 AM; 1 kW; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Litchfield:

  • WKVU (100.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WUNY (89.5 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BC COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WOUR (96.9 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLZW (98.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WBGK (99.7 FM; NEWPORT VILLAGE, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKLL (94.9 FM; FRANKFORT, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WRCK (107.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WXUR (92.7 FM; HERKIMER, NY; Owner: ARJUNA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSKS (97.9 FM; WHITESBORO, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBY (102.5 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKU (105.5 FM; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRG-FM (104.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W262AC (100.3 FM; LITTLE FALLS, ETC., NY; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Litchfield:

  • 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.)
  • W27BJ (Channel 27; UTICA, NY; Owner: SOUL'S HARBOR PENTECOSTAL CHURCH)
  • 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)
  • W31BP (Channel 31; BURLINGTON, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W12BZ (Channel 12; ROME, NY; Owner: KEVIN O'KANE)
  • W29BJ (Channel 29; BURLINGTON, NY; Owner: KEVIN O'KANE)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Litchfield)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Cedarville Rd Int Jerusalem Hill Rd (Lat: 42.966722 Lon: -75.129083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: KNDN915
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022
    Registrant: Jpj Electronic Communications, Inc, 1 W Whitesboro Street, Yotkville, NY 13495, Phone: (315) 733-8495, Fax: (315) 733-4925, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LITCHFIELD, Roberts Road (Lat: 43.006556 Lon: -75.205917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 55.2 m, Overall height: 57.3 m, Call Sign: WQQP382
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

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