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Amsterdam, New York
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The location of Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam ...

The city of Amsterdam is located in Montgomery County.

The location of Amsterdam has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Amsterdam refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Amsterdamian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Amsterdam has a population of 17,844 people<3> (see below for details).

Amsterdam is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Amsterdam lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Amsterdam lies within the (518) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amsterdam had a population of 18,620 people (or 37.08% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Amsterdam the county's most populous community.

The population of Amsterdam represents 0.1% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,620 people, the population of Amsterdam increased 1.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,355 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amsterdam had an population of 17,844 people. This is a decrease of 4.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.78% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amsterdam.

Communities near Amsterdam ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Amsterdam and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Ballston   [Map]   11,023   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clifton Park   [Map]   36,737   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Glenville   [Map]   29,393   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gloversville   [Map]   14,951   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Guilderland   [Map]   35,881   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Johnstown   [Map]   8,314   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amsterdam.

Communities Also Named Amsterdam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Amsterdam: This one is located in Montgomery County and the other is located in Franklin County.

Beyond New York, there are 16 communities that are also named Amsterdam - they are located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio (4), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amsterdam.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amsterdam. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amsterdam. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amsterdam. Our list includes 32 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amsterdam:

Websites for Amsterdam ...

Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amsterdam ...

Looking for more information about Amsterdam? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amsterdam, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amsterdam.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amsterdam. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Amsterdam refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Amsterdam may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amsterdam.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amsterdam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amsterdam) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amsterdam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amsterdam

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amsterdam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9417, Longitude: -74.1904     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Amsterdam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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