Amsterdam, NY (South Amsterdam)




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About Amsterdam, NY (South Amsterdam)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

South Amsterdam median real estate price is $103,707, which is less expensive than 86.6% of New York neighborhoods and 86.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in South Amsterdam is currently $861, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.9% of New York neighborhoods.

South Amsterdam is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Amsterdam, New York.

South Amsterdam real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the South Amsterdam neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in South Amsterdam are 5.7%, which is lower than one will find in 71.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in South Amsterdam is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Amsterdam, the South Amsterdam neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the South Amsterdam neighborhood has more Italian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 23.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

South Amsterdam is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The South Amsterdam neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. The South Amsterdam neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (72.2%) than found in 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 52.6%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the South Amsterdam neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 46.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the South Amsterdam neighborhood in Amsterdam are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 72.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the South Amsterdam neighborhood, 35.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.4%), and 12.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the South Amsterdam neighborhood in Amsterdam, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (33.4%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (23.9%), and residents who report German roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the South Amsterdam neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in South Amsterdam neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (68.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.4%) and 11.6% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Amsterdam 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
William B Tecler Arts In Education
210 Northern Blvd
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
PK-05
Amsterdam High School
140 Saratoga Ave
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
09-12
Wilbur H Lynch Literacy Academy
55 Brandt Pl
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
06-08
Marie Curie Institute Of Engineering And Communica
9 Brice St
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
PK-06
Raphael J Mcnulty Academy For Intern Studies & Lit
60 Brandt Pl
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
PK-05
William H Barkley Microsociety
66 Destefano St
Amsterdam, NY, 12010
PK-05

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