Manheim, New York

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Manheim is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 3,171 at the 2000 census. The town name is derived from Mannheim, in Baden, Germany.

The Town of Manheim is in the southeastern part of the county. The town borders the City of Little Falls at its southwest corner. Manheim is east of Utica.

The Erie Canal passes across the south part 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.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.7 square miles (76.8 km²), of which, 29.0 square miles (75.2 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.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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