Amsterdam, New York Population 2021

17,590
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Amsterdam is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 17,590, it is the 49th largest city in New York and the 2059th largest city in the United States. Amsterdam is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,620 in 2010. Amsterdam reached it's highest population of 34,817 in 1930. Spanning over 6 miles, Amsterdam has a population density of 2,995 people per square mile.

The average household income in Amsterdam is $52,386 with a poverty rate of 27.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $817 per month, and the median house value is $86,100. The median age in Amsterdam is 36.9 years, 35.5 years for males, and 39.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.6 males.

Amsterdam Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Amsterdam was:

  • White: 72.71%
  • Other race: 17.00%
  • Black or African American: 4.84%
  • Two or more races: 4.45%
  • Asian: 0.96%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Amsterdam, New York is 17,590, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,854.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,620.

Amsterdam, New York Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,875-173-0.35%
202049,048-173-0.35%
201949,221-173-0.35%
201849,3942310.47%
201749,163-6-0.01%
201649,169-395-0.80%
201549,564-115-0.23%
201449,679-64-0.13%
201349,743-86-0.17%
201249,829-82-0.16%
201149,911-396-0.79%
201050,3070.00%

Amsterdam Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,96972.71%
Some Other Race3,03317.00%
Black or African American8644.84%
Two or More Races7944.45%
Asian1710.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.03%
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Amsterdam Population by Race

Amsterdam Population Pyramid 2021

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Amsterdam Median Age

36.9


Total

35.5


Male

39.4


Female

Amsterdam Adults

There are 13,553 adults, (3,083 of whom are seniors) in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Amsterdam Sex Ratio

Female

9,556

53.58%

Male

8,280

46.42%

Amsterdam Population by Age

Amsterdam Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Amsterdam Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.7%31.3%
All51.1%48.9%
Non Family49.5%50.5%
Male40.9%59.1%
Female30.8%69.2%

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Amsterdam Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3672.3851.1
Non Family2,9341.2249.5
Married2,3582.9768.7
Female1,5223.4230.8
Male5533.1340.9

2.97

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Amsterdam Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7676.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,1399.56%
High School Graduate3,97233.33%
Some College2,56521.52%
Associates Degree1,51812.74%
Bachelors Degree1,1649.77%
Graduate Degree7926.65%
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Amsterdam Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Amsterdam Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,3007,4751,690
Hispanic2,8481,998188
Other Race1,6191,06454
Black60138522
Multiple Races21918422
Asian14010239

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.86%.

Amsterdam Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,627$33,527$29,273
Less Than High School$19,080$21,175$17,738
High School Grad$28,728$31,500$21,724
Some College$31,129$31,982$30,386
Bachelors Degree$43,583$49,931$38,600
Graduate Degree$65,250$76,771$63,030

$31,627

Average Earnings

$33,527

Average Male

$29,273

Average Female

Amsterdam Earnings by Educational Attainment

Amsterdam Language by Age

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Amsterdam Language

72.81% of Amsterdam residents speak only English, while 27.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.25% of the population.

Amsterdam Language

Amsterdam Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,4872,41243.96%
White10,7621,83517.05%
Other3,0051,54051.25%
Black84747756.32%
Multiple77043155.97%
Asian171148.19%

27.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.18%

Male Poverty Rate

28.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amsterdam

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amsterdam is Black, with 56.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amsterdam is Asian, with 8.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.97%.

Amsterdam Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.83%
High School21.92%
Some College20.46%
Bachelors or Greater7.18%

Amsterdam Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.52%
Female Unemployed38.00%
Female Employed16.41%
Male Employed13.01%

Amsterdam Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Amsterdam Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,457$52,386
Families$45,052$59,666
Married Families$62,177-
Non Families$25,758$37,776
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Income by Household Type

Amsterdam Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Amsterdam Married by Age and Sex

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Amsterdam Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Amsterdam Marital Status by Race

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Amsterdam Marital Status

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859

Number of Veterans

778

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam302
First Gulf War159
Korea89
Second Gulf War59
World War II53

Amsterdam Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74257
75+212
35 to 54195
55 to 64159
18 to 3436

Amsterdam Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8157.86%
Hispanic862.41%
Other351.71%
2 or More61.85%
Black30.46%

Amsterdam Veterans by Race

Amsterdam Veterans by Education

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10.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amsterdam Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Amsterdam Employment by Age

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Amsterdam Employment by Race

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Amsterdam Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.98%

Born in New York

93.95%

Native Born

6.05%

Foreign Born

2.34%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.95% of Amsterdam residents were born in the United States, with 76.98% having been born in New York. 2.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Amsterdam Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,590-88-0.50%
202017,678-88-0.50%
201917,766-88-0.49%
201817,854530.30%
201717,801-42-0.24%
201617,843-144-0.80%
201517,987-83-0.46%
201418,070-40-0.22%
201318,110-141-0.77%
201218,251-121-0.66%
201118,372-239-1.28%
201018,6112560.14%
200018,355-2,359-1.20%
199020,714-1,158-0.54%
198021,872-3,652-1.53%
197025,524-3,248-1.19%
196028,772-3,468-1.13%
195032,240-1,089-0.33%
194033,329-1,488-0.44%
193034,8171,2930.38%
192033,5242,2570.70%
191031,26710,3384.10%
190020,9293,5931.90%
189017,3367,8706.24%
18809,4664,0405.72%
18705,4260.00%

Amsterdam Population by Year