Cold Brook, New York

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Cold Brook, New York
Signage entering Cold Brook via Herkimer County Route 224, approaching New York State Route 8
Signage entering Cold Brook via Herkimer County Route 224, approaching New York State Route 8
Cold Brook is located in New York
Cold Brook
Cold Brook
Cold Brook is located in the United States
Cold Brook
Cold Brook
Coordinates: 43°14′27″N 75°2′21″W / 43.24083°N 75.03917°W / 43.24083; -75.03917Coordinates: 43°14′27″N 75°2′21″W / 43.24083°N 75.03917°W / 43.24083; -75.03917
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
945 ft (288 m)
 • Total329
 • Estimate 
 • Density697.04/sq mi (269.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-16815
GNIS feature ID0947025

Cold Brook is a village in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 329 at the 2010 census.[3] It is named after a stream passing through the village.

The village is located in the south part of the town of Russia and is northeast of Utica.


The water power of Cold Brook encouraged settlers, who arrived after 1800. The 1857 Cold Brook Feed Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[4]

  • Notable people
  • Andrew "Impossible Leviathan" Sheppard lives in the town and was said to be the 2010 Powerlifting World Champion.


Cold Brook is located at 43°14′27″N 75°2′21″W / 43.24083°N 75.03917°W / 43.24083; -75.03917 (43.240968, -75.039221).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.[3] The village is on sloping terrain with occasionally steep roadways.

The main street of Cold Brook is New York State Route 8, which leads northeast 46 miles (74 km) to Speculator in the Adirondacks and southwest 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Poland. Utica is 16 miles (26 km) to the southeast via NY-8.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)306[2]−7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 336 people, 123 households, and 93 families residing in the village. The population density was 761.2 people per square mile (294.8/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 301.3 per square mile (116.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.70% White and 0.30% Asian.

There were 123 households, out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,455, and the median income for a family was $33,333. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $18,542 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,674. About 12.0% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Cold Brook village, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.