Adams, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,515.
Population change since 2000: -4.7%
Males: 2,908  (52.7%)
Females: 2,607  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

44.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01220.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,979 (it was $28,703 in 2000)
Adams:

$47,979
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,117 (it was $18,210 in 2000)

Adams CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,409 (it was $92,500 in 2000)
Adams:

$168,409
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $297,411; detached houses: $302,175; townhouses or other attached units: $308,553; in 2-unit structures: $298,474; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $497,989; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,995; mobile homes: $51,418

Median gross rent in 2019: $729.

March 2019 cost of living index in Adams: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.4%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 1.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 40.7% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Adams, MA (2019)
    • 4,97694.4%White alone
    • 1102.1%Two or more races
    • 881.7%Hispanic
    • 671.3%Black alone
    • 120.2%Asian alone
    • 50.09%Other race alone

Races in Adams detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Adams, Massachusetts as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Adams is 456 to 1.


Crime rates in Adams by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(58.8)
1
(12.0)
6
(73.7)
11
(133.6)
4
(49.3)
6
(70.3)
11
(129.3)
3
(35.9)
7
(84.4)
4
(48.7)
4
(49.2)
10
(124.2)
1
(12.4)
10
(124.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(48.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.3)
1
(11.7)
4
(47.0)
3
(35.9)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.2)
1
(12.3)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.9)
2
(24.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(235.1)
32
(384.8)
33
(405.2)
31
(376.6)
30
(369.5)
19
(222.6)
26
(305.6)
15
(179.6)
22
(265.2)
26
(316.3)
19
(233.7)
9
(111.8)
19
(236.4)
14
(174.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
53
(623.1)
65
(781.6)
83
(1,019)
62
(753.2)
65
(800.5)
65
(761.4)
49
(575.9)
40
(478.9)
37
(446.0)
33
(401.4)
29
(356.7)
46
(571.4)
32
(398.2)
34
(423.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
119
(1,399)
189
(2,273)
161
(1,977)
163
(1,980)
175
(2,155)
124
(1,453)
135
(1,587)
109
(1,305)
78
(940.2)
110
(1,338)
84
(1,033)
60
(745.2)
60
(746.6)
59
(734.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(94.1)
11
(132.3)
7
(85.9)
7
(85.0)
9
(110.8)
11
(128.9)
5
(58.8)
8
(95.8)
5
(60.3)
7
(85.1)
3
(36.9)
8
(99.4)
4
(49.8)
1
(12.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.6)
4
(48.6)
2
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.3)
1
(12.0)
3
(36.2)
3
(36.5)
1
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.9)
City-Data.com crime index201.2257.2297.2324.6268.1226.0287.1168.8197.8194.3159.0203.2151.3202.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Adams, MA

Crime rate in Adams detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Massachusetts average:

2.57
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Ancestries: Polish (20.7%), French (16.4%), Italian (7.9%), Irish (7.6%), American (6.8%), European (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1778

Elevation: 799 feet

Land area: 2.26 square miles.

Population density: 2,436 people per square mile   (low).

Adams, Massachusetts map

180 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).

This place:

3.4%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,291 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,131 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (33.8 miles , pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (105.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (129.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

North Adams, MA (2.2 miles ),
Cheshire, MA (2.2 miles ),
New Ashford, MA (2.4 miles ),
Savoy, MA (2.4 miles ),
Florida, MA (2.5 miles ),
Clarksburg, MA (2.5 miles ),
Williamstown, MA (2.7 miles ),
Windsor, MA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.63 N, Longitude: 73.12 W

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Adams, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Adams, MA in 2019
Adams satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $353,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $273,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $242,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $295,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $295,300
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $295,300
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $295,300
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Adams, MA residents
Average permit cost in Adams, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Historical population in Adams, MA
Historical housing units in Adams, MA
Most common industries in Adams, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.5%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Adams, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Adams, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Adams, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.789. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.789
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.21. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.21
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Adams-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Adams place center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 31.6 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adams-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 133.7 miles away from Adams center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 132.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from Adams center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berkshire County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Adams topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Adams:

  • HOSPICE OF N BERKSHIRE INC (46 HOWLAND AVENUE)
  • NORTHERN BERKSHIRE COMPREHENSIVE CARE (46 HOWLAND AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Adams:

  • ADAMS N H OF N ADAMS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS COMMONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • WILLIAMSTOWN COMMONS NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA)
  • SWEET BROOK OF WILLIAMSTOWN REHABILITATION AND N CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA)
  • CRANEVILLE PLACE AT DALTON (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DALTON, MA)
  • MT GREYLOCK EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)

Amtrak station near Adams:

  • 14 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Adams:

  • Williams College (about 8 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 30 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 30 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 31 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Smith College (about 33 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Siena College (about 33 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 35 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)

Public high school in Adams:

Public elementary/middle school in Adams:

Private elementary/middle school in Adams:

  • ST STANISLAUS KOSTKA SCHOOL (Students: 140, Location: 108 SUMMER ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Adams

Library in Adams:

  • ADAMS FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $300,284; Location: 92 PARK ST.; 41,167 books; 880 audio materials; 1,211 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 74 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Adams: Forest Park Country Club (A), Susan B Anthony Homestead (B), Adams Forest Wardens (C), Adams Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D), Adams Ambulance Service (E), Adams Community Center (F), Adams Townhall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adams include: First Baptist Church (A), Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Marks Episcopal Church (D), Quaker Meetinghouse (E), Old Quaker Meeting House (F), Notre Dame Church of Adams (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Maple Street Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Renfrew Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Miller Brook (A), Tophet Brook (B), Southwick Brook (C), Reed Brook (D), Pecks Brook (E), Hoxie Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Adams include: Renfrew Athletic Field (1), Rusek Whipple Square (2), Soldiers Memorial Field (3), Summer Street Historic District (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Dug-Out Motel (99 Howland Avenue).

Birthplace of: Susan B. Anthony - (1820-1906), feminist, Caleb Atwater - Politician, George N. Briggs - Politician, Edward S. Zelazo - Massachusetts politician, George P. Lawrence - Politician, Amy Lee (saxophonist) - Jazz saxophonist, Dave Murphy - Major League Baseball player, Harrison Potter - Classical pianist, Hiram Sibley - Philanthropist, John M. Darby - Botanist.

Berkshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Adams and their reported violations in the past:

ADAMS FIRE DISTRICT (Population served: 8,830, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from SEP-21-2012 to DEC-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2013)
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

55.6%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Adams (2011 data):

  • Adams Community Bank: at 2 Center Street, branch established on 1869/05/01; Park Street Branch at 93 Park Street, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/02: Bank assets: $202.3 mil, Deposits: $163.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Adams Branch at 10 Center Street, branch established on 1962/08/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Adams:

Marital status in Adams, MA
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Adams:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Adams
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Adams, MA (based on Berkshire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,18732
Mainline Protestant9,89563
Other3,64720
Evangelical Protestant2,81728
Black Protestant2332
Orthodox2252
None64,215-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Berkshire County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Berkshire County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Berkshire County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berkshire County:

22.8%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.0%
Massachusetts:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Adams:

53.5%
Massachusetts:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Massachusetts:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.2%
Massachusetts:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Adams:

9.6%
Massachusetts:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Adams:

7.0
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

60.6%
Massachusetts:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.2%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Adams, MA Residents

3.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.27%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampden County, MA  0.23% ($45,820 average AGI)
from Hampshire County, MA  0.15% ($38,278)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.14% ($92,923)


3.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($37,798 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.16% ($35,169)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.11% ($53,774)
Businesses in Adams, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Ashley Furniture1Penske1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
Goodwill1True Value1
Lane Furniture1Vans1

Strongest AM radio stations in Adams:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNAW (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Adams:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Adams:

  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
Adams fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Adams fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.9mTotal length
  • $33,876,000Total costs
  • 82,129Total average daily traffic
  • 6,268Total average daily truck traffic
  • 147,249Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Adams, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Adams, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Adams)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Adams, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Adams)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • WJB CORPORATE AIRCRAFT SALES INC, 777 Savoy Rd, Adams, MA 01220
    Certificate: 01-0182 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 01/31/2002

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 145RW, N145RW, N-145RW, Serial Number: 800-71, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 01/21/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Sawyer, 168 Orchard St, Adams, MA 01220
  • Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORP AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 22JT, N22JT, N-22JT, Serial Number: AA5B1198, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 05/19/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joseph Trustee Thompson, C/O Joseph C Thompson Revocable T / 91 Orchard St, Adams, MA 01220, Other Owners: Jennifer Trustee Thompson
  • Aircraft: DRAKE PAUL F & STEVEN L BJ1-B DUSTER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 80289, N80289, N-80289, Serial Number: 87, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 01/08/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Christopher J Belch, 32 Valley St, Adams, MA 01220

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$123,47515$128,86342$118,79010$62,0022$270,6455$181,688
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$75,0003$131,7230$01$464,0001$75,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$154,5003$87,48321$128,5401$128,5401$514,0002$84,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$09$89,84111$116,5494$33,2501$125,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$169,2100$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9221.00 , 9222.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$95,3100$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$77,0001$77,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9221.00 , 9222.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Adams, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Adams, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 32. The highest number of fire incidents - 47 took place in 2017, and the least - 6 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Adams, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (70.4%), and Outside Fires (18.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Adams, MA
    • 38770.4%Structure Fires
    • 9918.0%Outside Fires
    • 519.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 132.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Adams, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Adams, MA
  • 46.9%Utility gas
  • 46.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Adams, MA
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Electricity
  • 12.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used


Adams compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Adams on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 (01220) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Sandy S. Spring (2)
  • Courtney Hart (1)
  • Gregory Everett Tremblay (1)
  • Courtney Elizabeth Hart (1)
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Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2023.