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Adams, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Adams had a population of 1,787 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Adams: Smiths Mills.

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Adams, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,787
Population in Households 1,783
Population in Familes 1,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,237
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 749
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 511
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 521 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $134,066
Average Home Value $160,577


Median Household Income $50,483
Average Household Income $62,409
Per Capita Income $24,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.1%
Households 0.22% 0.19%
Families 1.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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, 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, 2016 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 # 652 46th
Population Density1 # 630 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1004 16th
Median Household Income # 819 32nd
Per Capita Income # 865 28th

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