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Adams, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Adams had a population of 1,792 as of July 1, 2017. Adams ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index 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 is located at latitude 43.8102 and longitude -76.023 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Adams (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Village of Adams (GNIS ID: 2391499) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Adams is located within Town of Adams, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Adams 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: Smiths Mills.

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


Total Population 1,792
Daytime Population: Workers 637
Daytime Population: Residents 927
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,564
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,787
Population in Familes 1,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,241
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $52,250
Average Household Income $65,718
Per Capita Income $25,828


Total Housing Units 810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $156,117
Average Home Value $183,075


Total Households 746
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 508
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 0.13% 0.13%
Households 0.13% 0.08%
Families 1.29% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Adams, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams 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 # 649 46th
Population Density # 625 48th
Diversity Index # 1021 14th
Median Household Income # 790 34th
Per Capita Income # 845 29th

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