Amsterdam, NY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
49,624
0.172% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.247% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
9.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,033
8.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,300
16.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,079
1.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Amsterdam, NY had a population of 49.6k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $58,033. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Amsterdam, NY grew from 49,539 to 49,624, a 0.172% increase and its median household income grew from $53,533 to $58,033, a 8.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amsterdam, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.4%), Other (Hispanic) (6.38%), White (Hispanic) (4.48%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.46%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%).

None of the households in Amsterdam, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Amsterdam, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amsterdam, NY are Fulton-Montgomery Community College (231 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Amsterdam, NY was $132,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.7%.

Most people in Amsterdam, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Amsterdam, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Amsterdam, NY is home to a population of 49.6k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.08% of Amsterdam, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

In 2022, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Amsterdam, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Other (Hispanic) and 2.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Amsterdam, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Amsterdam, NY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amsterdam, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.9k ± 254
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 514
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.22k ± 464
15.4%
Hispanic Population
7.65k people

In 2022, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in Amsterdam, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Other (Hispanic) and 2.22k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.4% of the people in Amsterdam, NY are hispanic (7.65k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amsterdam, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.53k people
3.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.6k people

As of 2022, 3.08% of Amsterdam, NY residents (1.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amsterdam, NY was 3.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    981 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    389 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    342 ± 126

Amsterdam, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Amsterdam, NY employs 22.1k people. The largest industries in Amsterdam, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,807 people), Manufacturing (2,727 people), and Retail Trade (2,712 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($61,228), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,485), and Utilities ($58,531).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

22.1k
2022 Value
± 902
1.49%
1 Year growth
± 5.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amsterdam, NY grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 21.8k employees to 22.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amsterdam, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,573 people), Management Occupations (2,189 people), and Production Occupations (1,877 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amsterdam, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.1k
2022 Value
± 902
1.49%
1 Year growth
± 5.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amsterdam, NY grew at a rate of 1.49%, from 21.8k employees to 22.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amsterdam, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,807 people), Manufacturing (2,727 people), and Retail Trade (2,712 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amsterdam, NY, though some of these residents may live in Amsterdam, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,448
Median earning men ± $1,965
$36,200
Median earning women ± $1,790

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,568), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,386), and Public Administration ($59,245).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,395), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,048), and Construction ($46,458).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 470
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 245
    Manufacturing
  3. 227
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Amsterdam, NY awarded 231 degrees. The student population of Amsterdam, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 751 male students and 1,061 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amsterdam, NY are White (175 and 79.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17 and 7.69%), Unknown (11 and 4.98%), and Two or More Races (9 and 4.07%).

The largest universities in Amsterdam, NY by number of degrees awarded are Fulton-Montgomery Community College (231 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Amsterdam, NY are General Studies (78 and 33.8%), Registered Nursing (23 and 9.96%), and General Business Administration & Management (19 and 8.23%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,812 students enrolled in Amsterdam, NY, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,129 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 63 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Amsterdam, NY was General Studies with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Amsterdam, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
231 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fulton-Montgomery Community College with 231 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 102 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amsterdam, NY, which is 0.791 times less than the 129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 175 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,184) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($678) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amsterdam, NY was $132,300 in 2022, which is 0.469 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,500 to $132,300, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Amsterdam, NY is 68.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Amsterdam, NY have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Amsterdam, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Amsterdam, NY is $58,033. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Amsterdam, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $137,709, followed by Suffolk County, NY and Putnam County, NY, with respective values of $122,498 and $120,970.

Property

$132,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,135
$13,001
Median Property Taxes
±$612

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amsterdam, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Amsterdam, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%
Homeownership
2022
59%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.7% of the housing units in Amsterdam, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amsterdam, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $137,709, followed by Suffolk County, NY and Putnam County, NY, with respective values of $122,498 and $120,970.

The following map shows all of the counties in Amsterdam, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,033
Median Household Income
± $2,108
18.9k
Number of Households
± 801

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Amsterdam, NY grew to $58,033 from the previous year's value of $53,533.

The following chart displays the households in Amsterdam, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amsterdam, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.63%)

In 2022, 75.3% of workers in Amsterdam, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (7.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amsterdam, NY have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Amsterdam, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amsterdam, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amsterdam, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amsterdam, NY (7.38k out of 48.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amsterdam, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Amsterdam, NY has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New York see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.63%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
27.4%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amsterdam, NY declined by 8.35% from 6.14% to 5.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amsterdam, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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