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Welcome to Amsterdam ...

The city of Amsterdam is located in Montgomery County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Amsterdam, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Amsterdam has a population of 17,811 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

The area code for Amsterdam: (518)

The ZIP code for Amsterdam: 12010<5>

Websites for Amsterdam ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.montgomerycountyny.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Amsterdam, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Amsterdam had an population of 17,811 people. This is a decrease of 4.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.96% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amsterdam had a population of 18,620 people (which is 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).

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

Communities Also Named Amsterdam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Amsterdam ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Amsterdam.

  • Schenectady
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Gloversville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Johnstown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Scotia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
    • Scotia is located in Schenectady County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia <6>
  • Ballston Spa
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Canajoharie
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canajoharie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canajoharie
    • Canajoharie is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canajoharie <6>
  • Altamont
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
    • Altamont is located in Albany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,657 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altamont <6>
  • Broadalbin
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadalbin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadalbin
    • Broadalbin is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,260 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadalbin <6>
  • Northville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northville
    • Northville is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,057 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northville <6>
  • Schoharie
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoharie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoharie
    • Schoharie is located in Schoharie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schoharie <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amsterdam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amsterdam.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amsterdam.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amsterdam. Our list includes 32 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Amsterdam.

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.

Adding Amsterdam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Amsterdam in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Amsterdam was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Amsterdam post office opened in 1803.

We also found Amsterdam in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Amsterdam.

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amsterdam.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amsterdam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Amsterdam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Amsterdam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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