History of the Village of Frankfort
Frankfort is a village in Herkimer County, New York, USA. The population was 2,537 at the 2000 census. Like the town, the village is named after early settler, Lawrence (Lewis) Frank.
The Village of Frankfort is in the northeast corner of the Town of Frankfort. Frankfort is on the south side of the Erie Canal and east of Utica, New York.
The village was settled prior to 1807. The village was incorporated in 1863.
Frankfort is located at 43°2′14″N, 75°4′18″W (43.037267, -75.071879)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.96%) is water.
The village is south of the Mohawk River. Moyer Creek flows through the village to the Mohawk River.
Frankfort is at the intersection of New York State Route 5S and New York State Route 171.
Lying between Frankfort and the Mohawk River is the community of North Frankfort. East Frankfort borders Frankfort on the southeast, and Corrado Corners on the southwest.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,537 people, 1,088 households, and 698 families residing in the village. The population density was 979.5/km2 (2,528.4/mi2). There were 1,157 housing units at an average density of 446.7/km2 (1,153.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.71% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.
There were 1,088 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $25,925, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $28,869 versus $22,238 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,381. About 13.6% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.