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Adams, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Adams CDP(1) had a population of 5,431 as of July 1, 2023. 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 42.6242 and longitude -73.1176 in Berkshire County. The formal boundaries for the Adams Census Designated Place 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 Adams 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 Census Designated Place is located within Town of Adams, a minor civil division (MCD) of Berkshire County.

  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, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 5,431 (100%)
Population in Households 5,423 (99.9%)
Population in Families 3,846 (70.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 2,217
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $45,420
Average Household Income $71,705
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $35,096
Wealth Index5 55
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (48.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,033 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,488 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,170 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 375 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $183,632
Average Home Value $235,702
Housing Affordability Index3 86


Total Households 2,658
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,398
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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.20% -0.18%
Households -0.09% 0.11%
Families   0.14%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.60%

Adams, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 118 53rd
Population Density # 73 71st
Median Household Income # 245 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 202 81st
Per Capita Income # 221 11th
Diversity Index # 188 25th

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