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Adams County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2017: 66,234 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 68,277 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,019
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,738
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,811
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,618 (it was 7,049 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 857 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 77 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Adams County: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.4%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Adams County, IL (2017)
    • 60,53488.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,6113.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0081.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9921.5%Two or more races
    • 5280.8%Asian alone
    • 1280.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 780.1%Some other race alone
    • 480.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years
Males: 32,860  (49.6%)
Females: 33,374  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Adams County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,679 ($34,784 in 1999)
This county:

$48,679
Illinois:

$62,992

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $520 (lower quartile is $389, upper quartile is $692)
This county:

$520
State:

$852


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $128,200 (it was $73,100 in 2000)
Adams:

$128,200
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,200 - $226,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $158,417
Here:

$158,417
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,609
Here:

$222,609
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $505,455
Here:

$505,455
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,239
Here:

$90,239
State:

$279,934

Mobile homes: $61,578
Here:

$61,578
State:

$51,477

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,050
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 1,547
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 96 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 1999: 66 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2000: 66 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2003: 106 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2004: 116 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2005: 125 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2006: 140 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2008: 59 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2011: 48 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2012: 81 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2014: 69 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2015: 67 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2016: 66 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2017: 62 buildings, average cost: $184,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Adams, IL residents
Average permit cost in Adams, IL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,135 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,940 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Adams, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Adams, IL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Adams, IL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
Adams County:

13.9%
Illinois:

12.6%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.6% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 15.4% for other race residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.6 years old
(Males: 39.4 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.0 years old, Black residents: 28.5 years old, American Indian residents: 71.1 years old, Asian residents: 33.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.5 years old, Other race residents: 23.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.

Cities in this county include: Quincy, Camp Point, Payson, Clayton, Mendon, Golden, Ursa, Liberty, Loraine, Plainville.

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

2018 air pollution in Adams County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Fountain County, Indiana , Grand County, Colorado , Hendricks County, Indiana , Licking County, Ohio , Macon County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Illinois:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Adams, IL
County total employment by year in Adams, IL
County average yearly wages by year in Adams, IL

Current college students: 3,338
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,171 (66.9% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

1.8%
Whole state:

14.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3222010 or later
  • 2232000 to 2009
  • 1861990 to 1999
  • 821980 to 1989
  • 731970 to 1979
  • 218Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,860
  • One, attached: 1,371
  • Two: 1,154
  • 3 or 4: 1,697
  • 5 to 9: 593
  • 10 to 19: 73
  • 20 to 49: 145
  • 50 or more: 759
  • Mobile homes: 577

Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 11,572 (307 second mortgage, 1,196 home equity loan, 45 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,603

Here:

57.9% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,49851
Catholic15,1638
Mainline Protestant8,97237
Other1,09410
Black Protestant4873
Orthodox501
None14,839-
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: 12
Adams County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Adams County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 42
This county:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

9.4%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.7%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 330 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $92,258
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $242.72
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.49%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 39.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,037
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $90,740
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.66
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.42%
Corn for grain: 138703 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13009 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 139842 harvested acres
Vegetables: 218 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 93 acres

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 209.3 miles away from Adams 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 197.4 miles away from the 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 215.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 232.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.0 miles away from Adams County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 210.3 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:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1960: March 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 1960, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 19, 2010 to August 07, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1935: August 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1935, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1771: June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 01, 2006, Emergency Declared EM-3269: December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: 3269, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2003 to May 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1469: May 15, 2003, FEMA Id: 1469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Incident Period: April 18, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1368: May 09, 2001, FEMA Id: 1368, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Illinois Winter Snow Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3134: January 08, 1999, FEMA Id: 3134, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Adams

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,493 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,898 (8.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 117 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 487 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 739 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,555 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (9%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Bulgaria (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Nigeria (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • India (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Adams County


  • German (41%)
  • American (14%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,663 people in nursing homes
  • 538 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 150 people in state prisons
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 55 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 23 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 1,184 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 527 people in college/university student housing
  • 165 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 20 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $63,309.

3.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Illinois average:

4.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.33% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($16,910 average AGI)
2.05% relocated from other states ($26,385 average AGI)
Adams County:

2.05%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, MO  0.27% ($31,493 average AGI)
from Pike County, IL  0.23% ($39,452)
from Hancock County, IL  0.18% ($51,771)
from Lewis County, MO  0.15% ($32,550)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.11% ($35,400)
from McDonough County, IL  0.10% ($31,074)
from Cook County, IL  0.08% ($34,909)


4.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Illinois average:

5.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.35% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($12,951 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($33,777 average AGI)
Adams County:

2.72%
Illinois average:

2.67%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, MO  0.27% ($45,194 average AGI)
to Pike County, IL  0.18% ($37,510)
to Hancock County, IL  0.17% ($27,304)
to Lewis County, MO  0.17% ($30,644)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.13% ($47,889)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.11% ($55,000)
to Boone County, MO  0.09% ($25,360)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Adams County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Adams County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Adams County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,950 (11,168 aged, 1,782 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 893 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,148)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (913)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (763)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (589)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (532)
  • Unspecified dementia (483)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (436)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (416)
  • Congestive heart failure (360)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (241)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,882
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 477
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,991

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,217
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,301
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 97.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 66,234
  • In family households: 53,298 (9,420 male householders, 8,336 female householders)
    14,558 spouses, 17,018 children (15,472 natural, 676 adopted, 870 stepchildren), 2,434 grandchildren, 267 brothers or sisters, 242 parents, 216 other relatives, 807 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,482 (4,564 male householders (3,917 living alone)), 4,840 female householders (3,907 living alone)), 2,078 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,454

Size of family households: 9,156 2-persons, 2,663 3-persons, 3,193 4-persons, 2,217 5-persons, 269 6-persons, 258 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,824 1-person, 1,241 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 281 4-persons.

9,330 married couples with children.
3,112 single-parent households (527 men, 2,585 women).

97.4% of residents of Adams speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $390,489,000 ($5,836 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,534,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $173,422,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $88,535,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,553,000
Federal grants: $71,585,000
Federal procurement contracts: $25,802,000 ($20,706,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,592,000 ($3,153,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,181,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,799,000
Federal Government insurance: $63,063,000

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

Births: 4,182
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,447
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +116
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,015
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Adams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.34 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Adams County, Illinois
  • Year house built in Adams County, Illinois
  • 2692014 or later
  • 8622010 to 2013
  • 2,2492000 to 2009
  • 2,3791990 to 1999
  • 1,2261980 to 1989
  • 3,7471970 to 1979
  • 2,9111960 to 1969
  • 5,5001950 to 1959
  • 2,0281940 to 1949
  • 9,0581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Illinois
  • 771 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 1693 rooms
  • 1,4204 rooms
  • 3,8815 rooms
  • 3,6776 rooms
  • 3,0277 rooms
  • 3,3408 rooms
  • 4,5109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Illinois
  • 5271 room
  • 5152 rooms
  • 1,3353 rooms
  • 1,1284 rooms
  • 1,3435 rooms
  • 8896 rooms
  • 5467 rooms
  • 3278 rooms
  • 3759+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Illinois
  • 77no bedroom
  • 9771 bedroom
  • 3,5372 bedrooms
  • 8,9773 bedrooms
  • 4,6864 bedrooms
  • 1,9215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Illinois
  • 557no bedroom
  • 2,1891 bedroom
  • 1,8332 bedrooms
  • 1,9093 bedrooms
  • 4314 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 507no vehicle
  • 4,6441 vehicle
  • 8,7492 vehicles
  • 3,9673 vehicles
  • 1,3004 vehicles
  • 1,0085+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,662no vehicle
  • 3,5781 vehicle
  • 1,3202 vehicles
  • 4253 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.5% of Adams County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Illinois.

Adams County:

89.5%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 52,912
  • Other state: 11,981
  • Northeast: 965
  • Midwest: 7,527
  • South: 1,642
  • West: 1,847
Year householders moved into unit in Adams County, IL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 26.2%Electricity
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 44.1%Electricity
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,003
Here:

16.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 647
Here:

20.8%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,150
Here:

41.6%
Illinois:

27.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Adams County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,941,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $6,641,000
    General - Other: $3,990,000
    Regular Highways: $3,687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,654,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,346,000
    Police Protection: $3,223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,657,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $598,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $614,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,260,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,310,000
    Interest Earnings: $78,000
    General Revenue - Other: $77,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $994,000
    Police Protection: $215,000
    General - Other: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,285,000
    Highways: $1,362,000
    Health and Hospitals: $874,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,033,000
    Other License: $73,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,975,000

Adams County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,941,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $6,641,000
    General - Other: $3,990,000
    Regular Highways: $3,687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,654,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,346,000
    Police Protection: $3,223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,657,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $598,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $614,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,260,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,310,000
    Interest Earnings: $78,000
    General Revenue - Other: $77,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $994,000
    Police Protection: $215,000
    General - Other: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,285,000
    Highways: $1,362,000
    Health and Hospitals: $874,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,033,000
    Other License: $73,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,975,000

Adams County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,941,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $6,641,000
    General - Other: $3,990,000
    Regular Highways: $3,687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,654,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,346,000
    Police Protection: $3,223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,657,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $598,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $614,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,260,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,310,000
    Interest Earnings: $78,000
    General Revenue - Other: $77,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $994,000
    Police Protection: $215,000
    General - Other: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,285,000
    Highways: $1,362,000
    Health and Hospitals: $874,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,033,000
    Other License: $73,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,975,000

Adams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $5,941,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $6,641,000
    General - Other: $3,990,000
    Regular Highways: $3,687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,654,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,346,000
    Police Protection: $3,223,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,657,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $598,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $614,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,260,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,920,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,310,000
    Interest Earnings: $78,000
    General Revenue - Other: $77,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $994,000
    Police Protection: $215,000
    General - Other: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,285,000
    Highways: $1,362,000
    Health and Hospitals: $874,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,033,000
    Other License: $73,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,975,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,217
  • Number of aged recipients: 70
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,147
  • Number of recipients under 18: 183
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 882
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 152
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 450
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 538
Most common first names in Adams County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William69776.9 years
John68376.9 years
Mary63380.0 years
Robert55373.1 years
James47774.1 years
Charles46375.7 years
George43978.1 years
Helen39182.0 years
Dorothy30179.5 years
Frank27078.1 years
Most common last names in Adams County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30476.9 years
Miller21877.5 years
Davis14977.3 years
Meyer14481.8 years
Johnson14376.3 years
Brown13678.6 years
Williams10477.0 years
Thompson9080.8 years
Peters8675.2 years
Taylor8579.6 years
Businesses in Adams County, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Burger King2Microtel1
CVS1New Balance1
Caribou Coffee1Nike5
Carson Pirie Scott1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen3Payless1
Days Inn1Penske1
Deb1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx8Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway4
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's3T-Mobile1
Haworth1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Honda1True Value2
Hyundai1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS9
Jimmy John's1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Village Inn1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
Justice1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Kmart1

Adams County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"