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Amsterdam is a city in Montgomery County.
The community was named after the city in the Netherlands.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Amsterdam. For links to other places called Amsterdam, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Amsterdam is 42.938N. The longitude is -74.188W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,974.
Early industries included carpet factories and knitting mills
Sections below provide additional information and links about Amsterdam demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12010 ZIP code.
10% of Amsterdam residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amsterdam ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amsterdam was $16,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Amsterdam residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Amsterdam, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,034.
Libraries in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Recorder
TV stations in Amsterdam include WYPX.
Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Amsterdam political report.
The average commute time for Amsterdam workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Amsterdam between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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