Mohawk is a village in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 2,731 at the 2010 census. The village was named after the adjacent Mohawk River.
Mohawk is located in the northern part of the town of German Flatts at 43°0′37″N 75°0′18″W / 43.01028°N 75.00500°W / 43.01028; -75.00500 (43.010194, -75.005022), on the south side of the Mohawk River. It is bordered to the west by the village of Ilion and to the northeast, across the river, by the village of Herkimer.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Mohawk has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.3 km), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km), or 2.94%, are water.
New York State Route 5S, an east-west highway, runs through the northern part of the village, leading east (downriver) 23 miles (37 km) to Fort Plain and west (upriver) 14 miles (23 km) to Utica. New York State Route 28 (Warren Street/Columbia Street) is a north-south highway through the village center, leading northeast 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Herkimer and south 12 miles (19 km) to Richfield Springs. New York State Route 168 (Hammond Street) has its western terminus in the village and leads southeast 14 miles (23 km) to Starkville.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,660 people, 1,146 households, and 708 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,009.8 people per square mile (1,167.1/km²). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 1,395.1 per square mile (541.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.42% White, 0.49% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.
There were 1,146 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the village, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,439, and the median income for a family was $39,185. Males had a median income of $29,915 versus $20,918 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,469. About 5.5% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
The Mohawk Fastrac also sells more alcohol than any other Fastrac location in New York State.