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Canajoharie is a town in Montgomery County, in the Amsterdam metro area.
The town name derives from Iroquoian for "kettle washing" or "the pot that washes itself."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Canajoharie. For links to other places called Canajoharie, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Canajoharie is 42.861N. The longitude is -74.608W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 781 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,797.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Canajoharie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13317 ZIP code.
24% of Canajoharie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canajoharie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canajoharie was $16,702, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Canajoharie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Canajoharie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $780.
Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canajoharie political report.
The average commute time for Canajoharie workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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