Adams, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Adams Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Adams Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Adams, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 3
Age of the Population 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 2
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 4
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Adams Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles N of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 13605
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.809
Longitude -76.024

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 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 41.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 56 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
Distance 45.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 57 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Adams Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,624 100%
Male 760 46.8%
Female 864 53.2%
Under 18 424 26.1%
18+ 1,200 73.9%
65+ 265 16.3%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,590 97.9%
African-American 12 0.7%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1.1%

Estimated Adams Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,663
Growth 39
Growth % 2.4%

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
English 23.6%
Irish 14%
US/American 13.1%
German 12.8%
French (except Basque) 10.6%
Italian 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
French Canadian 4.3%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Canadian 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
British 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
South African 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
European 0.5%
Danish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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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:

Smithville (13605)

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 1,624 $41,667
Adams Center 1,500 $49,485
Ellisburg 269 $45,313
Lacona 590 $41,111
Mannsville 400 $48,182
Sackets Harbor 1,386 $51,397
Watertown 26,705 $36,115

Adams Public Libraries

Adams Free Library
Adams, New York
(315) 232-2265
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Adams High Schools (2004)

11060 U S RT 11
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 995 students.

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