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Adams County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 3,875 (all rural); it was 4,482 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 667
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 663
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,397
Renter-occupied apartments: 385 (it was 470 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 424 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Adams County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (57.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 27%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 66%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Adams County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 1,917  (49.5%)
Females: 1,958  (50.5%)
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Adams County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Adams County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,445 ($30,453 in 1999)

This county:

$49,445
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $446)
This county:

$377
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $92,489 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Adams:

$92,489
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,160 - $160,965
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $941
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 49

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 28
  • Thefts: 57
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $180,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,188 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,033 (1.1%)

Adams County household income distribution in 2009 Adams County home values distribution Adams County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.0% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.9%
Adams County:

9.9%
Iowa:

12.2%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.9% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 35.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 52 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 49 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $608 a month.

Cities in this county include: Corning, Prescott, Nodaway, Carbon.

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adams County: Pine Valley Golf Course (A), Cromwell (B), Lakeshore Golf and Country Club (C), Spaulding (D), Crestmoor Country Club (E), Talmage Junction (F), Highland Townhall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adams County include: Beulah Church (A), Dodge Center Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Oak Hill Church (D), Pleasant Valley Church (E), Platte Center Church (F), Jerusalem Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Groesbeck Cemetery (1), County Home Cemetery (2), Dodge Center Cemetery (3), Homewood Cemetery (4), Reasoner Cemetery (5), Leas Cemetery (6), Brown Family Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Afton (A), Summit Lake (B), Thayer Lake (C), Spring Valley Lake (D), Three Mile Lake (E), Twelve Mile Lake (F), Green Valley Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Creek (A), Wolf Creek (B), Sevenmile Creek (C), Twelvemile Creek (D), Fourmile Creek (E), East Platte River (F), Threemile Creek (G), East Branch Middle Platte River (H), Loefler Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Adams County include: Mount Pisgah Park (1), First White Settlement in Union County Historical Marker (2), Twelve Mile Lake Wildlife Management Area (3), Three Mile Lake Wildlife Management Area (4), Mitchell Marsh (5), Summit Lake Wildlife Management Area (6), Thayer Lake Park (7), Talmage Hill Park (8), Talmage Hill Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cass County , Davis County , Montgomery County , Ringgold County , Van Buren County , Wapello County , Warren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 132
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (100% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

0.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 1
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.3%

Adams County marital status for males Adams County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,789
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 49
  • 5 to 9: 43
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 20 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 154

Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 364 (23 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 476

Here:

43.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant94610
Catholic2491
Evangelical Protestant2154
Other1-
None2,618-
Adams County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Adams County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Adams County:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

7.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 419 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $89,833
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $211.01
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,979
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,903
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.42
Corn for grain: 60020 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 161 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 56925 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Adams County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1620418.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/27/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from Adams County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 404.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 246.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 392.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from Adams County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 385.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2014 to June 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4181: July 14, 2014, FEMA Id: 4181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 1996 to May 28, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1121: June 24, 1996, FEMA Id: 1121, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: September 14, 1992 to September 15, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-965: October 02, 1992, FEMA Id: 965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Japan (55%)
  • Korea (36%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Adams County (%):

  • German (28%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Adams County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,687 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 181 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 16 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 105 (5%)
  • Other means: 19 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 192 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Adams County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 45 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Adams County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,697.

5.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.45% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($19,914 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($12,605 average AGI)
Adams County:

1.63%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Taylor County, IA  0.88% ($33,429 average AGI)
from Union County, IA  0.69% ($33,818)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.22% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($18,551 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($12,041 average AGI)
Adams County:

1.86%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.81% ($26,154 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, IA  0.68% ($25,727)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($29,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Adams County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Adams County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,034 (907 aged, 127 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 59 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Adams County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (137)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (35)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (31)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (23)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (17)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (17)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (14)
  • Alzheimer's disease with late onset (13)
  • Aortic (valve) stenosis (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 23.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,648
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 509
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,370

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 704
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,571

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,915
  • In family households: 3,223 (924 male householders, 202 female householders)
    963 spouses, 971 children (875 natural, 28 adopted, 68 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 18 other relatives, 57 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 692 (266 male householders (222 living alone)), 323 female householders (276 living alone)), 103 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 114 (49 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 638 2-persons, 194 3-persons, 175 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 498 1-person, 82 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

844 married couples with children.
167 single-parent households (53 men, 114 women).

98.4% of residents of Adams County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 49% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $32,850,000 ($7,604 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $851,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,287,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,355,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,043,000
Federal grants: $3,955,000
Federal procurement contracts: $548,000 ($250,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,661,000 ($233,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $823,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,118,000
Federal Government insurance: $20,952,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 222
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 288
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -140
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Adams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 5
  • 2010 to 2013: 32
  • 2000 to 2009: 150
  • 1990 to 1999: 59
  • 1980 to 1989: 114
  • 1970 to 1979: 197
  • 1960 to 1969: 136
  • 1950 to 1959: 198
  • 1940 to 1949: 196
  • 1939 or earlier: 899
Note: State values scaled to Adams population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 128
  • 5 rooms: 300
  • 6 rooms: 325
  • 7 rooms: 232
  • 8 rooms: 232
  • 9+ rooms: 156
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 100
  • 5 rooms: 65
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 346
  • 3 bedrooms: 618
  • 4 bedrooms: 330
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 106
  • 2 bedrooms: 162
  • 3 bedrooms: 125
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 301
  • 2 vehicles: 570
  • 3 vehicles: 288
  • 4 vehicles: 107
  • 5+ vehicles: 77
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 208
  • 2 vehicles: 139
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

66% of Adams County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Iowa.

Adams County:

65.6%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3,733
  • Northeast: 54
  • Midwest: 522
  • South: 55
  • West: 103

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41.8%)
  • Electricity (5.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.4%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (39.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.8%)
  • Electricity (21.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Solar energy (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 88
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 81
  • Number of recipients under 18: 8
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 60
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 20
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 39
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 29
Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Adams County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4182.3 years
John4078.3 years
Harold2878.2 years
Charles2577.9 years
William2475.7 years
James2477.2 years
Helen2484.3 years
Robert2373.1 years
Donald2267.3 years
Paul2177.2 years
Most common last names in Adams County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2778.9 years
Brown2381.5 years
Johnson1880.4 years
Smith1779.0 years
Roberts1679.9 years
Anderson1576.4 years
Boswell1486.4 years
Thompson1378.2 years
Walter1379.4 years
Long1381.6 years
Businesses in Adams County, IA
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Lane Furniture1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1