Amsterdam, NY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
49,294
0.0162% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40.9
0.244% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
17.8%
9.85% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$50,146
1.38% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$110,700
5.03% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
22,235
2.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Amsterdam, NY had a population of 49.3k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $50,146. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Amsterdam, NY declined from 49,302 to 49,294, a −0.0162% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,462 to $50,146, a 1.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amsterdam, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.35%), Other (Hispanic) (5.85%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.95%).

None of the households in Amsterdam, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Amsterdam, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Amsterdam, NY are Fulton-Montgomery Community College (381 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Amsterdam, NY was $110,700, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Amsterdam, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Amsterdam, NY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Amsterdam, NY is home to a population of 49.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.34% of Amsterdam, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.64k people).

In 2020, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.5k people) in Amsterdam, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.13k White (Hispanic) and 2.88k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Amsterdam, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Amsterdam, NY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amsterdam, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.5k ± 183
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.13k ± 446
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.88k ± 490
14.7%
Hispanic Population
7.23k people

In 2020, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.5k people) in Amsterdam, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.13k White (Hispanic) and 2.88k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.7% of the people in Amsterdam, NY are hispanic (7.23k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amsterdam, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.64k people
3.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.9k people

As of 2020, 3.34% of Amsterdam, NY residents (1.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amsterdam, NY was 3.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,048 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    404 ± 111
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    313 ± 111

Amsterdam, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Amsterdam, NY employs 22.2k people. The largest industries in Amsterdam, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,916 people), Manufacturing (3,347 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,625), and Utilities ($54,103).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

22.2k
2020 Value
± 869
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 5.24%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Amsterdam, NY grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 21.6k employees to 22.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amsterdam, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,826 people), Management Occupations (2,096 people), and Production Occupations (2,079 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amsterdam, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.2k
2020 Value
± 869
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 5.24%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Amsterdam, NY grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 21.6k employees to 22.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amsterdam, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,916 people), Manufacturing (3,347 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amsterdam, NY, though some of these residents may live in Amsterdam, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,390
Median earning men ± $1,681
$31,473
Median earning women ± $1,028

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($55,833), Wholesale Trade ($53,722), and Public Administration ($51,555).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($51,158), Construction ($42,083), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,708).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 470
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 245
    Manufacturing
  3. 227
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $462k
    Manufacturing
  2. $223k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $79.8k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New York over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Amsterdam, NY awarded 381 degrees. The student population of Amsterdam, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 824 male students and 1,122 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Amsterdam, NY are White (260 and 71.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (42 and 11.6%), Two or More Races (22 and 6.08%), and Unknown (21 and 5.8%).

The largest universities in Amsterdam, NY by number of degrees awarded are Fulton-Montgomery Community College (381 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Amsterdam, NY are General Studies (116 and 30.4%), General Health Services (44 and 11.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (42 and 11%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,946 students enrolled in Amsterdam, NY, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,246 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 107 degree-majors awarded
  2. 44 degree-majors awarded
  3. 42 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Amsterdam, NY was General Studies with 107 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Amsterdam, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
381 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fulton-Montgomery Community College with 381 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 157 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Amsterdam, NY, which is 0.701 times less than the 224 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 260 degrees mean that there were 6.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($678) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Amsterdam, NY was $110,700 in 2020, which is 0.482 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $105,400 to $110,700, a 5.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Amsterdam, NY is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Amsterdam, NY have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Amsterdam, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Amsterdam, NY is $50,146. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Amsterdam, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $120,036, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $107,246 and $105,362.

Property

$110,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,802
$13,241
Median Property Taxes
±$604

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amsterdam, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Amsterdam, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2020
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.5% of the housing units in Amsterdam, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Amsterdam, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amsterdam, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $120,036, followed by Putnam County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, with respective values of $107,246 and $105,362.

The following map shows all of the counties in Amsterdam, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,146
Median Household Income
± $2,124
19.6k
Number of Households
± 821

In 2020, the median household income of the 19.6k households in Amsterdam, NY grew to $50,146 from the previous year's value of $49,462.

The following chart displays the households in Amsterdam, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amsterdam, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.09%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.54%)

In 2020, 78.8% of workers in Amsterdam, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.09%) and those who worked at home (5.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amsterdam, NY have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Amsterdam, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amsterdam, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amsterdam, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amsterdam, NY (8.62k out of 48.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amsterdam, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.3% of the population of Amsterdam, NY has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in New York see 1194 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1174 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,194 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,194 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.65%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
26.7%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amsterdam, NY declined by 10.9% from 6.34% to 5.65%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amsterdam, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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