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Overview

Introduction to Amsterdam, New York

Amsterdam, New York, in Montgomery county, is 15 miles NW of Schenectady, New York and 152 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The city is part of the Albany - Schenectady - Troy metropolitan statistical area. About 18,355 people live in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam History

Before adopting the name Amsterdam in 1803, the city was known as Veedersburgh. Its current name comes from the name of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The economic development of the area began after the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. It was incorporated as a village in 1830. Amsterdam gained the status of a city in 1885 and John Carmichael became the first mayor.

Amsterdam and nearby Attractions

  • Walter Elwood Museum
  • Noteworthy Indian Museum
  • Guy Park State Historic Site
  • Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum
  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Clark's Museum of Photography

Things To Do In Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, you can spend your leisure at Coessens Park, Bigelow Sanford Field and Bergen Park. The Walter Elwood Museum and Noteworthy Indian Museum are also worth visiting. Apart from these, the City of Amsterdam also organizes a number of recreational events all through the year.

Amsterdam Transportation

International flights are available from Albany International Airport.

Amsterdam Higher Education

Schenectady County Community College, Excelsior College and Union College are among the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,063
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+7,198
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married35.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$28,885
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,596
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,583

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,078
% Above Poverty Level72.2%
% Below Poverty Level27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$747
Median House Value$86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.6%
Italian19.7%
Irish14.3%
Polish12.6%
German12.3%
English4.1%
French Except Basque3.4%
Canadian2.5%
West Indian1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
African0.9%
Arab0.6%
Greek0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Czech0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
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Amsterdam Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes12010
Phone Area Codes518
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.94
Approximate Longitude-74.19

Amsterdam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGLOVERSVILLE
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationSARATOGA SPRINGS 4 SW
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationALBANY INTL AP
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broadalbin5,187$80,466
Fort Johnson627$63,558
Fultonville687$56,250
Galway3,535$82,734
Hagaman1,371$76,667
Tribes Hill757$72,216

Amsterdam Public Libraries

Amsterdam Free Library
28 CHURCH STREET
Amsterdam, New York
(518) 842-1080

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Amsterdam Hospitals

St. Mary's Healthcare - Amsterdam Memorial Campus
4988 Sthwy 30
St. Mary's Healthcare
(Non-profit)
427 Guy Park Ave
(518) 841-7101

Amsterdam Public Schools

Amsterdam High School
140 Saratoga Ave
ZIP: 12010
(518) 843-4932
High
Total Enrollment 1108
Broadalbin-perth Intermediate School
1870 County Hwy 107
ZIP: 12010
(518) 954-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Broadalbin-perth Middle School
1870 County Hwy 107
ZIP: 12010
(518) 954-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 430
Marie Curie Institute Of Engineering And Communication
9 Brice St
ZIP: 12010
(518) 843-2871
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Raphael J Mcnulty Academy For Intern Studies & Literacy
60 Brandt Pl
ZIP: 12010
(518) 843-4773
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Wilbur H Lynch Literacy Academy
55 Brandt Pl
ZIP: 12010
(518) 843-3716
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
William B Tecler Arts In Education
210 Northern Blvd
ZIP: 12010
(518) 843-4805
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
William H Barkley Microsociety
66 Destefano St
ZIP: 12010
(518) 843-1850
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
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