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Adams Center, New York - Basic Facts

The Adams Center CDP(1) had a population of 1,472 as of July 1, 2022. 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 43.8601 and longitude -76.0055 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Adams Center Census Designated Place 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 636 feet.

The Adams Center Census Designated Place 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.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Adams Center, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,472 (100%)
Population in Households 1,470 (99.9%)
Population in Families 1,217 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 303
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $76,687
Average Household Income $104,080
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $40,862
Wealth Index5 106


Total HU (Housing Units) 677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 429 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $233,430
Average Home Value $320,280
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 610
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 434
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.60% -0.37%
Households -0.15% -0.16%
Families   -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   3.57%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.14%

Adams Center, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams Center to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 732 43rd
Population Density # 1126 13th
Median Household Income # 615 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 845 65th
Per Capita Income # 626 52nd
Diversity Index # 906 30th

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