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Amsterdam, NY
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Amsterdam profile

Living in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 18,244 people and ten associated neighborhoods, Amsterdam is the 103rd largest community in New York. Amsterdam has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Also of interest is that Amsterdam has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.99% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of Amsterdam citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.43% of adults 25 and older in Amsterdam have a college degree.

The per capita income in Amsterdam in 2018 was $26,745, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,980 for a family of four. However, Amsterdam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Amsterdam is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Amsterdam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amsterdam residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Amsterdam also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Amsterdam include Italian, German, Polish, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Amsterdam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.