Adamstown, Pennsylvania

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Adamstown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Adamstown Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Adamstown Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Adamstown People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Adamstown Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Adamstown Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Adamstown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 10
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 6 5

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Adamstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Metro Area Lancaster
P.O. Box Zip Codes 19501
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.241
Longitude -76.056

Adamstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Adamstown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,203 100%
Male 585 48.6%
Female 618 51.4%
Under 18 276 22.9%
18+ 927 77.1%
65+ 179 14.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,192 99.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.4%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1%

Estimated Adamstown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,301
Growth 98
Growth % 8.1%

Adamstown 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 58.3%
US/American 10.6%
Irish 5.3%
Italian 4.2%
Polish 3.5%
English 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scottish 2.3%
Dutch 1.9%
Pennsylvania German 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
European 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Adamstown 1,203 $47,337
Denver 3,332 $53,125
Mohnton 2,963 $56,174
Shillington 5,059 $52,500
Sinking Spring 2,639 $50,064
Terre Hill 1,237 $47,891
Wernersville 2,150 $54,103

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(717) 484-4200
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