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Adams Center, New York - Basic Facts

The Adams Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson County at latitude 43.87 and longitude -75.9886. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 640 feet.

The formal official name is the Adams Center Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Adams Center, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Adams Center indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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

Adams Center Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map


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Adams Center, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,683
Population in Households 1,682
Population in Familes 1,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 347
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 640
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 468
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $189,139
Average Home Value $212,271


Median Household Income $59,297
Average Household Income $70,274
Per Capita Income $26,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.68% 1.15%
Households 1.89% 1.16%
Families 1.63% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 676 43rd
Population Density1 # 1042 13th
Diversity Index2 # 800 33rd
Median Household Income # 562 53rd
Per Capita Income # 684 43rd

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