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The City of Adams had a population of 2,010 as of July 1, 2021.

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 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.

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Adams, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,010 (100%)
Population in Households 1,957 (97.4%)
Population in Families 1,459 (72.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 53 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 683
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $39,920
Average Household Income $51,716
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,321
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $104,015
Average Home Value $129,068
Housing Affordability Index3 210


Total Households 910
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 530
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.19% -0.42%
Households 0.24% -0.38%
Families 0.9% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.48%

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, 2021 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 # 272 65th
Population Density # 370 53rd
Median Household Income # 755 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 573 74th
Per Capita Income # 745 4th
Diversity Index # 270 66th

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