B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$722
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Amsterdam Rankings

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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
    100
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    39
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    688
    1
  • Theft
    1,976
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,917
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Amsterdam Reviews

16 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.
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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.
Amsterdam was a once booming town, and has for sure seen better days. More businesses are leaving then coming in locally. But it is not an awful place to live in completely. Like every town it has its good and bad parts. But with a little work Amsterdam could return to its glory days.