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Adams, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Adams Census Designated Place had a population of 5,465 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 Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Adams is located at latitude 42.6291 and longitude -73.1187 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Adams Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Berkshire County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Adams Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377977) 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 Census Designated Place is located within Town of Adams, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire 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: East Hoosic.

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


Total Population 5,465
Daytime Population: Workers 1,317
Daytime Population: Residents 2,638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,955
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 5,461
Population in Familes 3,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 2,416
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,290
Average Household Income $51,717
Per Capita Income $24,604


Total Housing Units 2,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,396 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,208 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 384 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $147,843
Average Home Value $181,196


Total Households 2,604
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,440
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% -0.37%
Households -0.13% -0.38%
Families -0.21% -0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Adams, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts 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 # 113 54th
Population Density # 64 74th
Diversity Index # 223 10th
Median Household Income # 236 4th
Per Capita Income # 227 8th

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