15 reviews
  1. Town in New York
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$713
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    83
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    591
    575
  • Theft
    2,044
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,961
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    14%

    Amsterdam Reviews

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    I have lived in Amsterdam, New York for my entire life. It definitely is home to me. I would like to see more opportunities for people who live here. We have free or reduced lunch for all students at our schools and we are recognized as a struggling school district. I really hope that more opportunities will turn around our city.
    I have lived in this town for more then 20 years. But people are coming from different places and moving here cause it use to be a great place to grow up and bring up your own children. But not any more it has been a lot of crimes and drugs. It is a small town nothing to do, no actitives and resources for them to get involved. Some people are willing to help but aren't. If I ever leave its would be heartbroken. Just because I grow up in this town.
    If I could do it all over, I would not choose to live here again. I feel as though everything is always stagnant here. It is rather difficult to grow as a person here.