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Amsterdam is a city in Montgomery County.

The community was named after the city in the Netherlands.
[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 42.938N. The longitude is -74.188W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,974.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,517
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Amsterdam demographic reports
Amsterdam is on the Mohawk River and New York State Barge Canal.
Former and merged names include:
· Vedder's Mills
· Veddersburg
Grew quickly after completion of the Erie Canal in 1825

Early industries included carpet factories and knitting mills

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Kirk Douglas, actor
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Noteworthy Indian Museum, Walter Elwood Museum, Guy Park State Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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 12010 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Amsterdam residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amsterdam ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amsterdam was $16,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Amsterdam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Amsterdam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,034.


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Libraries

Libraries in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Free Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Recorder

TV stations in Amsterdam include WYPX.

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Politics

Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amsterdam political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Amsterdam workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Amsterdam between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Amsterdam include Best Western Amsterdam, Super 8.

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Amsterdam, NY

Pros: A community with a diverse cultural heritage...

Cons: Residents who don't realize how good it is to live here and continue to talk negative about the area.

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