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Amsterdam is a town in Montgomery County, in the Amsterdam metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Amsterdam. For links to other places called Amsterdam, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Amsterdam is 42.955N. The longitude is -74.166W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,820.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Amsterdam 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 12070 ZIP code.
14% of Amsterdam residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amsterdam ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amsterdam was $19,099, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Amsterdam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Amsterdam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $394. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $957.
Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amsterdam political report.
The average commute time for Amsterdam workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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