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Location of Amsterdam, Missouri
|• Total||0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)|
|• Land||0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||890 ft (270 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||401.05/sq mi (154.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0729836|
Amsterdam is a city in western Bates County, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census.
Amsterdam was platted in 1891. The city was named after Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. Arthur Stilwell, an early-20th-century railroad executive, chose it because the Dutch capital was where the firm of an important railway financier, Jan de Goeijen, was located. A post office has been in operation at Amsterdam since 1892.
Amsterdam is located at 38°21′2″N 94°35′15″W / 38.35056°N 94.58750°W (38.350484, -94.587497).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 242 people, 95 households, and 62 families living in the city. The population density was 424.6 inhabitants per square mile (163.9/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 186.0 per square mile (71.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.7% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 95 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the city was 38 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
- In Spanish: Amsterdam (Misuri)