Herrings, New York

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Herrings is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 129 at the 2000 census. The village is named after two brothers who owned a paper mill in the area.

The Village of Herrings is at the western edge of the Town of Wilna and is east of Watertown.



The community was an important stagecoach stop.


Herrings is located at 44°1′26″N 75°39′35″W / 44.02389°N 75.65972°W / 44.02389; -75.65972 (44.023868, -75.659709)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (14.71%) is water.

The village is adjacent to the Black River and is south of Fort Drum.

New York State Route 3 passes through the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 129 people, 42 households, and 30 families residing in the village. The population density was 446.7 people per square mile (171.7/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 152.3/sq mi (58.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.82% White, 4.65% African American, 4.65% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 1.55% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 42 households out of which 45.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.29.

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