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 1,643 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The Adams Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Adams, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

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, 2017.

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

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Adams Center, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,643
Daytime Population: Workers 810
Daytime Population: Residents 814
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,641
Population in Familes 1,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 338
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $66,426
Average Household Income $80,823
Per Capita Income $30,263


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 472 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $178,611
Average Home Value $219,292


Total Households 620
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 453
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.45%
Households 0.66% 0.48%
Families 0.5% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Adams Center, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams Center to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 680 43rd
Population Density # 1049 12th
Diversity Index # 825 31st
Median Household Income # 515 57th
Per Capita Income # 639 47th

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