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Adams County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 102,336 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 91,292 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,208
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,160
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,853
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,645 (it was 7,799 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 520 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 197 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Adams County: 93.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.6%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Adams County, PA (2017)
    • 89,92698.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,4808.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,6811.8%Two or more races
    • 1,3901.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7410.8%Asian alone
    • 560.06%Some other race alone
    • 520.06%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 50,377  (49.2%)
Females: 51,959  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Adams County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,107 ($42,704 in 1999)
This county:

$63,107
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $695 (lower quartile is $576, upper quartile is $864)
This county:

$695
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $203,500 (it was $109,500 in 2000)
Adams:

$203,500
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $151,700 - $274,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $243,817
Here:

$243,817
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $277,080
Here:

$277,080
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $1,171,041
Here:

$1,171,041
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,334
Here:

$251,334
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $287,789
Here:

$287,789
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $48,458
Here:

$48,458
State:

$63,273

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,450
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $524

Institutionalized population: 1,330

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

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

  • 1997: 562 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1998: 572 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 1999: 618 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2000: 600 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2001: 576 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2002: 646 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2003: 522 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2004: 635 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2005: 602 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2006: 541 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2007: 384 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2008: 278 buildings, average cost: $223,800
  • 2009: 198 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2010: 284 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2011: 146 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2012: 167 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2013: 200 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2014: 222 buildings, average cost: $244,600
  • 2015: 218 buildings, average cost: $227,100
  • 2016: 347 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2017: 249 buildings, average cost: $204,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Adams, PA residents
Average permit cost in Adams, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,958 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,763 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Adams, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Adams, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Adams, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.6%
Adams County:

7.6%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.7 years old
(Males: 42.9 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.2 years old, Black residents: 25.4 years old, American Indian residents: 29.7 years old, Asian residents: 44.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.5 years old, Other race residents: 30.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $812 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gettysburg, Littlestown, Carroll Valley, McSherrystown, Midway, Lake Meade, New Oxford, Bonneauville, East Berlin, Lake Heritage.

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:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.105 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adams County: Echo Mills (A), Lawrence Mills (B), Cardington (C), Lawrences Mills (D), Marple (E), Echo Mills (F), Clinton Mills (G), Duttons Mill (H), Hickmans Mill (I), Brintons Mill (J), Felton Mills (K), Tempest Mills (L), Beechwood Park (M), Glenriddle Station (N), Brandywine Summit Camp (O), Middletown Heights (P), Aronimink Golf Club (Q), Edgemont Golf Club (R), Llanerch Country Club (S), Paxon Hollow Golf Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bond Shopping Center (1), Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center (2), Marple Crossroads Shopping Center (3), Newtown Square Shopping Center (4), Larkins Corner Shopping Center (5), Shoppes at Brinton Lake Shopping Center (6), Old Ridge Village Shopping Center (7), The Shops at Manoa Center Shopping Center (8), The Village Shop Center at Painters Crossroads Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adams County include: All States Church (A), Elam United Methodist Church (B), Fellowship Baptist Church (C), Brandywine Baptist Church (D), Marple Church (E), Martyrs Church (F), Trinity Church (G), Grace Church (H), Grace Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethesda Cemetery (1), Springfield Cemetery (2), Fernwood Cemetery (3), Marple Hill Cemetery (4), Saint Charbel Mission Cemetery (5), Thornbury African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (6), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Brinton Lake (A), Earles Lake (B), Springton Reservoir (C), Karver Lake (D), Lenni Lake (E), Lake Green Countrie (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Pony Trail Creek (A), West Branch Naaman Creek (B), West Branch Chester Creek (C), Ithan Creek (D), Trout Run (E), Hotland Run (F), Stony Creek (G), Harvey Run (H), Hunter Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Adams County include: Ridley Creek State Park (1), Tyler Arboretum (2), Brandywine Racket Club (3), Elwell Field (4), Preston Park (5), Highland Farms Park (6), Nelson D Clayton Memorial Park (7), Beverly Hills Recreation Area (8), Naylors Run Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Chester County , Denver County, Colorado , Franklin County, Ohio , Plumas County, California , Lewis County, Missouri , Pike County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 4,694
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,186 (32.0% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8312010 or later
  • 1,3862000 to 2009
  • 9341990 to 1999
  • 7521980 to 1989
  • 3671970 to 1979
  • 474Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 53.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,297
  • One, attached: 2,276
  • Two: 1,369
  • 3 or 4: 1,891
  • 5 to 9: 830
  • 10 to 19: 119
  • 20 to 49: 582
  • 50 or more: 136
  • Mobile homes: 2,844

Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 18,907 (511 second mortgage, 2,921 home equity loan, 206 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,359

Here:

62.1% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,85464
Catholic15,0497
Evangelical Protestant10,51059
Other9576
Black Protestant1802
None55,857-
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: 16
Adams County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Adams County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 77
This county:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

7.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.6%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 144 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $110,871
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $459.95
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.65%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $103,366
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,562
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.01
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.79%
Corn for grain: 20307 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13736 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 15171 harvested acres
Vegetables: 469 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 17,219 acres

Tornado activity:

Adams County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 10329959.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from Adams County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 203.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.6 miles away from Adams County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 318.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1649: June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: 1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: June 12, 1996 to June 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1120: June 18, 1996, FEMA Id: 1120, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 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: 28,751 (80.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,824 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 111 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 273 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 174 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,636 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,246 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Adams County


  • German (35%)
  • American (17%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2%)
  • European (2%)

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

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

  • 1,914 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 967 people in nursing homes
  • 203 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 184 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 112 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 104 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 31 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 2,399 people in college/university student housing
  • 955 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 304 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 103 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 71 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,320.

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($65,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.18% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($35,324 average AGI)
2.38% relocated from other states ($30,334 average AGI)
Adams County:

2.38%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from York County, PA  1.90% ($39,187 average AGI)
from Carroll County, MD  0.44% ($54,282)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.31% ($44,271)
from Franklin County, PA  0.31% ($47,748)
from Frederick County, MD  0.27% ($63,241)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.14% ($56,508)
from Dauphin County, PA  0.11% ($44,644)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.22% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($23,326 average AGI)
2.16% relocated to other states ($22,685 average AGI)
Adams County:

2.16%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to York County, PA  1.99% ($35,685 average AGI)
to Franklin County, PA  0.35% ($41,477)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.32% ($45,467)
to Carroll County, MD  0.22% ($39,261)
to Frederick County, MD  0.18% ($46,936)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.10% ($58,605)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.07% ($22,387)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.2

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Adams County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
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: 16,462 (14,359 aged, 2,103 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,074 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,595)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (868)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (816)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (601)
  • Unspecified dementia (508)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (503)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (455)
  • Congestive heart failure (407)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (390)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (269)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,862
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 97
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,651

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,144
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 917
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.6
  • Other - 46.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 102,336
  • In family households: 84,166 (15,872 male householders, 11,670 female householders)
    22,614 spouses, 28,121 children (25,608 natural, 788 adopted, 1,725 stepchildren), 1,520 grandchildren, 822 brothers or sisters, 1,342 parents, 840 other relatives, 1,365 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,962 (6,765 male householders (5,352 living alone)), 5,220 female householders (4,892 living alone)), 1,977 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,208

Size of family households: 14,254 2-persons, 5,504 3-persons, 5,003 4-persons, 2,006 5-persons, 545 6-persons, 230 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,244 1-person, 1,640 2-persons, 86 3-persons, 15 4-persons.

15,085 married couples with children.
3,422 single-parent households (972 men, 2,450 women).

92.9% of residents of Adams speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $464,720,000 ($4,727 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,687,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $236,849,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $77,919,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,621,000
Federal grants: $84,679,000
Federal procurement contracts: $22,874,000 ($12,074,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $33,779,000 ($7,318,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,341,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $53,166,000
Federal Government insurance: $75,639,000

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

Births: 5,439
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,572
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +803
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,948
Here +70 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Adams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.02 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • 7942014 or later
  • 9522010 to 2013
  • 5,8112000 to 2009
  • 6,2101990 to 1999
  • 5,5711980 to 1989
  • 5,0441970 to 1979
  • 4,1391960 to 1969
  • 3,8501950 to 1959
  • 1,2741940 to 1949
  • 8,6991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • 471 room
  • 2442 rooms
  • 3083 rooms
  • 1,8394 rooms
  • 6,2675 rooms
  • 6,5856 rooms
  • 5,1477 rooms
  • 4,4838 rooms
  • 5,3469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • 421 room
  • 2332 rooms
  • 1,0793 rooms
  • 2,6944 rooms
  • 2,0425 rooms
  • 1,1516 rooms
  • 1,0917 rooms
  • 7408 rooms
  • 1899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • 137no bedroom
  • 3481 bedroom
  • 4,8272 bedrooms
  • 17,7493 bedrooms
  • 6,1564 bedrooms
  • 1,0495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • 110no bedroom
  • 1,8151 bedroom
  • 3,4902 bedrooms
  • 2,8393 bedrooms
  • 9174 bedrooms
  • 905+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Pennsylvania 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
  • 779no vehicle
  • 5,9231 vehicle
  • 13,1612 vehicles
  • 7,5743 vehicles
  • 1,9714 vehicles
  • 8585+ 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
  • 979no vehicle
  • 4,6731 vehicle
  • 2,5622 vehicles
  • 9233 vehicles
  • 1244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

89.9% of Adams County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Pennsylvania.

Adams County:

89.9%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 62,319
  • Other state: 34,080
  • Northeast: 7,135
  • Midwest: 4,358
  • South: 20,954
  • West: 1,633
Year householders moved into unit in Adams County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 25.7%Electricity
  • 17.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.0%Wood
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 32.4%Electricity
  • 16.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,116
Here:

11.9%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 541
Here:

11.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,739
Here:

61.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

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:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,731,000
  • Charges - Other: $13,141,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,832,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,217,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,568,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,785,000
    Financial Administration: $6,327,000
    Police Protection: $5,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    General - Other: $2,588,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,628,000
    Libraries: $831,000
    Regular Highways: $561,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,853,000
    Other: $1,296,000
    General Local Government Support: $660,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,388,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,729,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,659,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,777,000
    General Revenue - Other: $386,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $246,000
    Police Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,989,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $14,241,000
    Public Welfare: $5,793,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,904,000
    Other: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,638,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,522,000
    Other License: $122,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,311,000

Adams County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,731,000
  • Charges - Other: $13,141,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,832,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,217,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,568,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,785,000
    Financial Administration: $6,327,000
    Police Protection: $5,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    General - Other: $2,588,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,628,000
    Libraries: $831,000
    Regular Highways: $561,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,853,000
    Other: $1,296,000
    General Local Government Support: $660,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,388,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,729,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,659,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,777,000
    General Revenue - Other: $386,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $246,000
    Police Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,989,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $14,241,000
    Public Welfare: $5,793,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,904,000
    Other: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,638,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,522,000
    Other License: $122,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,311,000

Adams County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,731,000
  • Charges - Other: $13,141,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,832,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,217,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,568,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,785,000
    Financial Administration: $6,327,000
    Police Protection: $5,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    General - Other: $2,588,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,628,000
    Libraries: $831,000
    Regular Highways: $561,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,853,000
    Other: $1,296,000
    General Local Government Support: $660,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,388,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,729,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,659,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,777,000
    General Revenue - Other: $386,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $246,000
    Police Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,989,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $14,241,000
    Public Welfare: $5,793,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,904,000
    Other: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,638,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,522,000
    Other License: $122,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,311,000

Adams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,731,000
  • Charges - Other: $13,141,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,007,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,832,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,217,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $7,568,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,785,000
    Financial Administration: $6,327,000
    Police Protection: $5,077,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,923,000
    General - Other: $2,588,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,065,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,628,000
    Libraries: $831,000
    Regular Highways: $561,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,853,000
    Other: $1,296,000
    General Local Government Support: $660,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,909,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,388,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,729,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,659,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,777,000
    General Revenue - Other: $386,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $39,000
    Rents: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $246,000
    Police Protection: $132,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    General - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,989,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $14,241,000
    Public Welfare: $5,793,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,904,000
    Other: $725,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,638,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,522,000
    Other License: $122,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,311,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 958
  • Number of aged recipients: 92
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 866
  • Number of recipients under 18: 171
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 607
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 180
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 396
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 407
Most common first names in Adams County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary99982.0 years
John78376.8 years
Charles62676.2 years
William56974.9 years
Robert55272.1 years
George42177.4 years
Helen38681.7 years
Margaret37079.7 years
Ruth36781.3 years
Paul34575.8 years
Most common last names in Adams County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller47878.3 years
Smith37178.1 years
Myers26278.9 years
Baker17076.1 years
Weaver16678.4 years
Snyder14280.5 years
Sanders13678.2 years
Brown12179.8 years
Martin10576.0 years
Weikert9779.2 years
Businesses in Adams County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Justice1
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kincaid1
Aeropostale1Kroger2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Bath & Body Works1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's4
Burger King2Motel 61
CVS1New Balance1
Casual Male XL1Nike2
Catherines1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
Curves3Pizza Hut1
DHL1Quality2
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1Sleep Inn1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx7Subway6
Ford1Super 81
GNC3T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop1Travelodge1
Gap1True Value2
Gymboree1U-Haul4
H&R Block5UPS9
Hardee's1Walmart1
Hilton2Wendy's2
IZOD1YMCA1
Jones New York3

Adams County on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"