Amsterdam, New York Population 2020

17,796

Amsterdam is a city located in Montgomery County, New York. With a 2020 population of 17,796, it is the 48th largest city in New York and the 2032nd largest city in the United States. Amsterdam is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -4.43% 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 3,031 people per square mile.

The average household income in Amsterdam is $50,986 with a poverty rate of 27.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $779 per month, and the median house value is $83,500. The median age in Amsterdam is 36.1 years, 34.2 years for males, and 39.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Amsterdam Ny Demographics

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

  • White: 74.57%
  • Other race: 15.40%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Black or African American: 4.08%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Amsterdam, New York is 17,796, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,864. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,620.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,36974.57%
Some Other Race2,76115.40%
Two or More Races9365.22%
Black or African American7314.08%
Asian1210.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.05%

Amsterdam Ny Population Pyramid 2020

Amsterdam Ny Median Age

36.1


Total

34.2


Male

39.6


Female

Amsterdam Ny Adults

There are 13,607 adults, (2,928 of whom are seniors) in Amsterdam Ny.

Amsterdam Ny Age Dependency

67.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Amsterdam Ny Sex Ratio

Female

9,480

52.88%

Male

8,447

47.12%

Amsterdam Ny Households and Families

Amsterdam Ny Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Amsterdam Ny Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.2%31.8%
All49.6%50.4%
Male48.7%51.3%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Female29.9%70.1%

49.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2382.4449.6
Non Family3,0131.2744.5
Married2,3243.1368.2
Female1,4003.3929.9
Male5013.5448.7

3.08

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

11.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Amsterdam Ny Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7866.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,35411.42%
High School Graduate3,85132.49%
Some College2,57321.71%
Associates Degree1,53912.98%
Bachelors Degree1,0588.93%
Graduate Degree6935.85%

Amsterdam Ny Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,3807,4161,561
Hispanic2,8601,874124
Other Race1,6411,00563
Black50531313
Multiple Races24722228
Asian1027133

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 89.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.35%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,589$35,342$27,563
Less Than High School$17,628$21,107$12,530
High School Grad$28,766$33,558$22,875
Some College$33,621$37,938$28,125
Bachelors Degree$44,762$49,813$40,000
Graduate Degree$66,250$76,250$63,333

$31,589

Average Earnings

$35,342

Average Male

$27,563

Average Female

Amsterdam Ny Language

Amsterdam Ny Language by Age

Amsterdam Ny Language

72.64% of Amsterdam Ny residents speak only English, while 27.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.84% of the population.

Amsterdam Ny Poverty

Amsterdam Ny Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,3592,46245.94%
White11,1221,97517.76%
Other2,7451,28446.78%
Multiple90953258.53%
Black71826737.19%
Asian1211714.05%

27.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.37%

Male Poverty Rate

28.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amsterdam Ny

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amsterdam Ny is Multiple, with 58.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amsterdam Ny is Asian, with 14.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.64%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.58%
High School21.57%
Some College18.66%
Bachelors or Greater8.28%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.57%
Female Unemployed33.67%
Female Employed18.08%
Male Employed12.72%

Amsterdam Ny Income

Amsterdam Ny Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,326$50,986
Families$45,359$59,659
Married Families$65,516-
Non Families$25,482$35,729

Amsterdam Ny Marital Status

Amsterdam Ny Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Amsterdam Ny Married by Age and Sex

Amsterdam Ny 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 Ny Marital Status by Race

Amsterdam Ny Veterans

892

Number of Veterans

797

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam218
First Gulf War168
Korea117
World War II93
Second Gulf War59
Name Veterans % of Total
White8578.16%
Hispanic691.93%
Other221.09%
Black71.29%
2 or More61.44%

$Amsterdam Ny Veterans by Education

11.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amsterdam Ny Employment Status

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Amsterdam Ny Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.03%

Born in New York

94.68%

Native Born

5.32%

Foreign Born

1.89%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.68% of Amsterdam Ny residents were born in the United States, with 76.03% having been born in New York. 1.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,796-34-0.19%
201917,830-34-0.19%
201817,864500.28%
201717,814-34-0.19%
201617,848-137-0.76%
201517,985-77-0.43%
201418,062-42-0.23%
201318,104-139-0.76%
201218,243-124-0.68%
201118,367-244-1.31%
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%