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Adams, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Adams Census Designated Place had a population of 5,296 as of July 1, 2018. 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Adams: East Hoosic.

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


Total Population 5,296
Population in Households 5,292
Population in Familes 3,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 2,341
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,189
Average Household Income $55,114
Per Capita Income $26,341


Total Housing Units 2,974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,479 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,055 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $156,536
Average Home Value $203,801


Total Households 2,534
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,397
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.55%
Households -0.45% -0.5%
Families -0.55% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

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, 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 # 119 52nd
Population Density # 64 74th
Diversity Index # 227 9th
Median Household Income # 236 4th
Per Capita Income # 225 9th

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