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Adams, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Adams had a population of 2,074 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Adams is located at latitude 43.9561 and longitude -89.8182 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Adams encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 961 feet.

The City of Adams (GNIS ID: 1582653) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Adams: South Friendship.


Adams, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,074 (100%)
Population in Households 2,017 (97.3%)
Population in Families 1,509 (72.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 57 ( 2.7%)
Population Density 704
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $37,168
Average Household Income $50,735
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $21,911
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 594 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $98,463
Average Home Value $117,227
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 944
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 553
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.52% 0.21%
Households 0.62% 0.29%
Families 1.41% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%


Adams, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 270 65th
Population Density # 363 53rd
Median Household Income # 754 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 477 61st
Per Capita Income # 738 5th
Diversity Index # 270 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.

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