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Manheim, New York
Location of Manheim in Herkimer County
Location of Manheim in Herkimer County
Manheim, New York is located in New York
Manheim, New York
Manheim, New York
Location in New York
Manheim, New York is located in the United States
Manheim, New York
Manheim, New York
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New York
County Herkimer
 • Type Town Council
 • Total 29.69 sq mi (76.90 km2)
 • Land 29.14 sq mi (75.46 km2)
 • Water 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
738 ft (225 m)
 • Total 3,334
 • Estimate 
 • Density 110.55/sq mi (42.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-043-44974
GNIS feature ID 0979191

Manheim is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 3,334 at the 2010 census. The town name is derived from Mannheim in Baden, Germany.

The town is in the southeastern part of the Herkimer County and is bordered to the southwest by the city of Little Falls. The village of Dolgeville is in the northeastern corner of the town. Manheim is east of Utica.

The Mohawk River forms the southern border of the town.


The town was first settled around 1756 by natives of German states.

In 1780, during the American Revolution, Tories and native allies attacked settlements in the town.

Manheim was formed from the Town of Palatine (Montgomery County) in 1797.

In the year 1865, the population of Manheim was 1,831.

The Snells Bush Church and Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.7 square miles (77 km2), of which, 29.0 square miles (75 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.09%) is water.

The eastern town line is the border of Fulton County, marked by the East Canada Creek. The south town line is marked by the Mohawk River.

New York State Route 5 is an east-west highway in the south part of the town. New York State Route 167 and New York State Route 170A are north-south highways. NY-170A is in the northwest part of Manheim, and NY-167 connects Little Falls to Dolgeville.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,777
1830 1,937 9.0%
1840 2,095 8.2%
1850 1,902 −9.2%
1860 1,868 −1.8%
1870 2,000 7.1%
1880 2,421 21.1%
1890 2,078 −14.2%
1900 2,648 27.4%
1910 3,355 26.7%
1920 3,886 15.8%
1930 3,831 −1.4%
1940 3,748 −2.2%
1950 3,897 4.0%
1960 3,872 −0.6%
1970 3,752 −3.1%
1980 3,634 −3.1%
1990 3,527 −2.9%
2000 3,171 −10.1%
2010 3,334 5.1%
2019 (est.) 3,166 −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,171 people, 1,297 households, and 885 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.2 people per square mile (42.2/km2). There were 1,480 housing units at an average density of 51.0 per square mile (19.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.86% White, 0.35% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,297 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $39,032. Males had a median income of $28,424 versus $18,264 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,429. About 9.0% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Manheim

  • East Canada Lake – A small lake at the east town line.
  • Dolgeville – The Village of Dolgeville partly borders the town at its northeast corner on NY-167.
  • East Creek – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on NY-5 at County Road 42, by the Mohawk River.
  • Five Mile Dam – A location by the Mohawk River.
  • Garlock Corners – A location northwest of Manheim Center, on County Road 55.
  • Ingham Mills – A hamlet at the east town line, south of Dolgeville. The community was founded in 1802 with the construction of grist and saw mills.
  • Ingham Mills Station – A hamlet southeast of Manheim Center on County Road 42.
  • Kyser Lake – A small lake north of Ingham Mills.
  • Manheim Center – A hamlet in the south-central part of the town on NY-167.
  • Ransom Creek – A stream entering the north end of Kyser Lake.
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