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Amsterdam, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Amsterdam had a population of 18,846 as of July 1, 2016. Amsterdam ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Amsterdam is located at latitude 42.9416 and longitude -74.1906 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amsterdam (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Amsterdam (GNIS ID: 978677) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amsterdam population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amsterdam: Vedder's Mills, Veddersburg, Veedersburgh.

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Amsterdam, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,846
Population in Households 18,620
Population in Familes 13,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density1 3,209
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 7,828
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,695 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,133 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,557 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $98,002
Average Home Value $121,482


Median Household Income $37,320
Average Household Income $52,460
Per Capita Income $21,885
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.17%
Households -0.07% 0.01%
Families -0.25% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Amsterdam, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amsterdam to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 97 92nd
Population Density1 # 258 79th
Diversity Index2 # 101 92nd
Median Household Income # 1126 6th
Per Capita Income # 1054 12th

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