Adams, Minnesota

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Adams, Minnesota

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High Points

Adams strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 10% Adams Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Adams, Minnesota

Comparing Adams to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Adams Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Mower
Standard Zip Codes 55909
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.565
Longitude -92.719

Adams Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Adams Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 800 100%
Male 374 46.8%
Female 426 53.3%
Under 18 167 20.9%
18+ 633 79.1%
65+ 291 36.4%
Median Age 48.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 794 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Adams Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 782
Growth -18
Growth % -2.3%

Adams Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 53.4%
Norwegian 22.6%
Irish 6%
US/American 5.4%
English 3.2%
Danish 2.9%
Polish 1.5%
Swedish 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Dutch 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Adams, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Johnsburg (55909)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Adams 800 $38,125
Dexter 333 $41,250
Elkton 149 $43,125
Grand Meadow 945 $46,667
Le Roy 925 $45,156
Lyle 566 $42,500
Rose Creek 354 $50,750
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Adams High Schools (2004)

203 2ND ST. N.W.
Serves 254 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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