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Population (year 2000): 18,355. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,749 (-3.3% change)
Males: 8,416 (45.9%), Females: 9,939 (54.1%)

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Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $27,517 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Amsterdam:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.6%)
  • Hispanic (16.0%)
  • Other race (4.8%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (24.8%), Polish (20.0%), Irish (13.8%), German (12.0%), English (6.0%), United States (4.4%).

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Land area: 5.9 square miles

Amsterdam,

For population 25 years and over in Amsterdam

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amsterdam city

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

4.9% Foreign born (2.0% Europe, 2.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,473 (-11.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Schenectady, (20.4 miles pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (150.5 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (156.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NY (0.0 miles Amsterdam, Johnson, NY (3.3 miles Fort NY (3.6 miles Hagaman, NY (5.1 miles Perth, Hill, NY (6.9 miles Tribes NY (8.0 miles Broadalbin, Lake, NY (9.2 miles Mariaville


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $142,300

Latitude: 42.94 N, Longitude: 74.19 W

Area code: 518


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.4%), Manufacturing (18.1%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +985 (+5.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,643 (50.3%)


 

Crime in Amsterdam by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 5.4 0.0 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 1 2 2 2 0
    per 100,000 16.3 5.4 10.9 10.9 10.9 0.0
Robberies 4 5 3 4 3 0
    per 100,000 21.8 27.2 16.3 21.8 16.3 0.0
Assaults 32 50 44 31 19 29
    per 100,000 174.3 272.4 239.7 168.9 103.5 158.0
Burglaries 101 82 81 60 54 68
    per 100,000 550.3 446.7 441.3 326.9 294.2 370.5
Thefts 192 257 189 190 141 146
    per 100,000 1046.0 1400.2 1029.7 1035.1 768.2 795.4
Auto thefts 7 5 3 3 4 0
    per 100,000 38.1 27.2 16.3 16.3 21.8 0.0
136.8 154.3 136.0 110.3 83.0 89.3


Average climate in Amsterdam, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amsterdam,

Amsterdam-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Amsterdam city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers in Amsterdam:
  • AMSTERDAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (4988 STATE HIGHWAY 30)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (427 GUY PARK AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Amsterdam:
  • BELLEVUE MATERNITY HOSPITAL INC (about 12 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY)
  • NATHAN LITTAUER HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; GLOVERSVILLE, NY)
  • ELLIS HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amsterdam:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 31 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 49 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • ONEIDA COUNTY (about 84 miles; UTICA, NY; ID: UCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amsterdam:
  • FULTON COUNTY (about 10 miles; JOHNSTOWN, NY; ID: NY0)
  • MOHAWK VALLEY (about 14 miles; SCOTIA, NY; ID: K13)
  • DUANESBURG (about 15 miles; DUANESBURG, NY; ID: 4B1)

Amtrak station:
AMSTERDAM (RAILROAD & W. MAIN STS.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 19 $53,108 $33,541 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $12,999 $31,197 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 10 $27,079 $32,494 1 $1,271
Sewerage 17 $49,862 $35,196 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $17,092 $29,300 0 $0
Transit 7 $16,937 $29,034 1 $500
Solid Waste Management 8 $21,197 $31,795 0 $0
Financial Administration 11 $29,032 $31,671 3 $2,959
Other Government Administration 17 $25,396 $17,926 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $5,988 $23,952 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 41 $144,390 $42,260 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,518 $27,108 2 $1,532
Firefighters 35 $110,468 $37,874 0 $0
Streets and Highways 27 $74,367 $33,052 1 $1,634
Totals for Government 209 $592,432 $34,015 8 $7,897


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amsterdam:
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,316)
  • UNION COLLEGE (about 21 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • SUNY COLLEGE OF AGRIC AND TECHN AT COBLESKILL (about 29 miles; COBLESKILL, NY; FT enrollment: 2,208)
  • SUNY AT ALBANY (about 30 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 14,168)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 4,499)
  • SKIDMORE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 2,317)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (about 31 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,096)
Public high school in Amsterdam:
  • AMSTERDAM HS (Students: 1,224; Location: 140 SARATOGA AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Amsterdam:
  • PERTH BIBLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 1863 CO HWY 107; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amsterdam:
  • LYNCH MS (Students: 902; Location: 55 BRANDT PL; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BROADALBIN-PERTH IS (Students: 474; Location: 1870 COUNTY HWY 107; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • RAPHAEL J. MCNULTY ES (Students: 431; Location: 60 BRANDT PL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARIE CURIE ES (Students: 401; Location: 9 BRICE ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM B. TECLER ES (Students: 375; Location: 210 NORTHERN BLVD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BROADALBIN-PERTH MS (Students: 348; Location: 1870 COUNTY HWY 107; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • CLARA S. BACON SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 40 HENRIETTA BLVD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM BARKLEY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 66 DE STEFANO ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Amsterdam:
  • ST MARYS INSTITUTE (Students: 351; Location: UPPER CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST STANISLAUS SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 42-44 CORNELL STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF AMSTERDAM (Students: 46; Location: 74 LOCUST AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Amsterdam:
  • AMSTERDAM FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $229,810; Location: 28 CHURCH STREET; 48,971 books; 1,026 audio materials; 855 video materials; 120 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Hassenfuss Field (A).

Church in Amsterdam: Forest Avenue Church (A).

Cemetery: Green Hill Cemetery (1).

Lake: Kellogg Pond (A).

Creeks: Bunn Creek (A), North Chuctanunda Creek (B), Dove Creek (C), South Chuctanunda Creek (D).

Parks in Amsterdam include: Coessens Park (1), Bergen Park (2), Bigelow Sanford Field (3).


Amsterdam compared to New York state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Amsterdam:
  • WCSS (1490 AM; 1 kW; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: WEBER COMM. OF AMSTERDAM, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBUG (1570 AM; 1 kW; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WIZR (930 AM; 1 kW; JOHNSTOWN, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WENT (1340 AM; 1 kW; GLOVERSVILLE, NY; Owner: WHITNEY RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFNY (1440 AM; 1 kW; GLOVERSVILLE, NY; Owner: MICHAEL A. SLEEZER)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amsterdam:
  • WBKK (97.7 FM; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: GEM ASSOCIATES, L. P.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQBJ (103.5 FM; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKM-FM (99.1 FM; LAKE GEORGE, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WTRY-FM (98.3 FM; ROTTERDAM, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNYQ (105.7 FM; QUEENSBURY, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Amsterdam:
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFNY-CA (Channel 49; GLOVERSVILLE, NY; Owner: MICHAEL A. SLEEZER)
  • WNGX-LP (Channel 42; SCHNECTADY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)

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