Adams Center, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Adams Center, New York - Basic Facts

The Adams Center Census Designated Place had a population of 1,631 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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Adams Center, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,631
Population in Households 1,630
Population in Familes 1,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 336
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $75,914
Average Household Income $82,922
Per Capita Income $31,035


Total Housing Units 659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $187,234
Average Home Value $239,198


Total Households 614
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 447
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.48% -0.53%
Households 0.46% -0.53%
Families 0.27% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

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, 2018 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 # 685 43rd
Population Density # 1053 12th
Diversity Index # 856 29th
Median Household Income # 459 62nd
Per Capita Income # 651 46th

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