Adams Center, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Adams Center, New York - Basic Facts

The Adams Center Census Designated Place had a population of 1,650 as of July 1, 2015. Adams Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Adams Center is located at latitude 43.87 and longitude -75.9886 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Adams Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The Adams Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389117) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Adams Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Adams Center: Adams Centre, Adams Five Corners.

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Adams Center, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,650
Population in Households 1,648
Population in Familes 1,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 340
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 628
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $180,165
Average Home Value $202,334


Median Household Income $62,016
Average Household Income $72,820
Per Capita Income $27,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.81%
Households 1.16% 0.88%
Families 0.98% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Adams Center, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams Center to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 679 43rd
Population Density1 # 1046 12th
Diversity Index2 # 810 32nd
Median Household Income # 544 54th
Per Capita Income # 661 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.