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Welcome to Amsterdam ...

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

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 17,766 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Amsterdam.

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 17,766 people. This is a decrease of 4.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.21% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Amsterdam to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Amsterdam elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Amsterdam on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Amsterdam on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Amsterdam ...

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

  • Schenectady [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schenectady
    • Schenectady [Schenectady County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 65,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schenectady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schenectady<7>
  • Clifton Park [Saratoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Park
    • Clifton Park [Saratoga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,366 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Park
  • Guilderland [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilderland
    • Guilderland [Albany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilderland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilderland
  • Rotterdam [Schenectady County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rotterdam
    • Rotterdam [Schenectady County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Amsterdam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,973 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rotterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotterdam
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glenville [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Schenectady County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
    • Niskayuna [Schenectady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niskayuna
      • Niskayuna [Schenectady County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niskayuna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niskayuna
    • Milton [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Saratoga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Gloversville [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloversville
      • Gloversville [Fulton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloversville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloversville<7>
    • Ballston [Saratoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballston
      • Ballston [Saratoga County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballston
    • Johnstown [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Fulton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Amsterdam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<7>

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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 drawn 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 for your convenience: 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: 42.9377, Longitude: -74.1903    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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