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Adams County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 20,378 (all rural); it was 18,643 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,217
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,986
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,748
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,463 (it was 1,152 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

32%

Land area: 648 sq. mi.

Water area: 40.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Adams County: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.1%), Retail trade (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Adams County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 11,007  (54.0%)
Females: 9,371  (46.0%)
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Adams County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Adams County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,309 ($33,408 in 1999)

This county:

$45,309
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $540 (lower quartile is $443, upper quartile is $669)
This county:

$540
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $133,893 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Adams:

$133,893
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,089 - $209,461

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $173,966
Here:

$173,966
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,765
Here:

$187,765
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $113,479
Here:

$113,479
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $161,762
Here:

$161,762
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,113
Here:

$140,113
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $70,554
Here:

$70,554
State:

$50,465

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,324
Here:

$41,324
State:

$77,758
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,092
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $454

Institutionalized population: 1,405

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 14
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 202 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2008: 87 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2009: 76 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2010: 62 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2011: 50 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2012: 49 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2013: 53 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2014: 61 buildings, average cost: $179,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,243 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,192 (1.7%)

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 2016: 11.7%
Adams County:

11.7%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 7.6% for other race residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 52.6 years old
(Males: 51.0 years old, Females: 54.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.7 years old, Black residents: 35.9 years old, American Indian residents: 42.1 years old, Asian residents: 27.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.6 years old, Other race residents: 39.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $425 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $525 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.

Cities in this county include: Adams, Dell Prairie, Preston, Easton, Quincy, Springville, Strongs Prairie, Big Flats, New Chester, Lake Arrowhead.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adams County: Woodside Ranch (A), Campground Number Five (B), Campground Number Four (C), Campground Number Two (D), Campground Number One (E), Camp Upham (F), Camp Dells Campground (G), Wisconsin Dells Speedway (H), Cherney Farms (I), Juneau County Landfill (J), Tunnel (K), Dells Motor Speedway Emergency Medical Services (L), Armenia Volunteer Fire Department (M), Cutler Volunteer Fire Company (N), Wisconsin Air National Guard Volk Field Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adams County include: Indian Baptist Church (A), Native American Church (B), Saint Paul Church (C), Fountain Church (D), Plymouth Church (E), East Lemonweir Lutheran Church (F), Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine (G), Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (H), Kingdom Hall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Raese Cemetery (1), East Lemonweir Lutheran Cemetery (2), Fountain Lutheran Cemetery (3), Indian Baptist Cemetery (4), Plymouth Cemetery (5), Saint Stephens Cemetery (6), Saint Michaels Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Number One Pool (A), Number Two Pool (B), Suk and Cerney Flowage (C), Beaver Flowage (D), Big Lake (E), .15 Reservoir (F), Kingston Flowage (G), Castle Rock Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Lemonweir River (C), Hoton Creek (D), Holtzlander Creek (E), Hills Creek (F), Spring Creek (G), Tracy Creek (H), Gilmore Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Adams County include: Bass Hollow County Recreation Area (1), Bass Hollow State Natural Area (2), Buckhorn Barrens State Natural Area (3), Cranberry Creek Mound Group State Natural Area (4), Lemonweir Bottomland Hardwood Forest State Natural Area (5), Necedah Oak-Pine Forest State Natural Area (6), Necedah Oak-Pine Savanna State Natural Area (7), Yellow River Oxbows State Natural Area (8), Blackhawk Island State Natural Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Cumberland County, Maine , Blue Earth County, Minnesota , Columbia County , Gladwin County, Michigan , Portage County , Trempealeau County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 371
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 585 (57.8% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 48
  • 2000 to 2009: 87
  • 1990 to 1999: 69
  • 1980 to 1989: 59
  • 1970 to 1979: 61
  • Before 1970: 240
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,656
  • One, attached: 180
  • Two: 109
  • 3 or 4: 70
  • 5 to 9: 494
  • 10 to 19: 191
  • 20 to 49: 61
  • 50 or more: 70
  • Mobile homes: 4,670
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 3,442 (136 second mortgage, 374 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,423

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,7002
Mainline Protestant1,5119
Evangelical Protestant8398
Other2892
None16,536-
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:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Adams County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.7%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 298 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $127,309
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $573.14
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.62%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $101,703
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.67%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $109,518
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.67%
Corn for grain: 17569 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 940 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13049 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22,889 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Adams County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 1515298.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 54 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/12/1985, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.2 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 393.1 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 368.4 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 329.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 155.4 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) earthquake occurred 392.0 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:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4288: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4288, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1429: July 19, 2002, FEMA Id: 1429, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (30%)
  • Poland (12%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)

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

  • German (32%)
  • American (11%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Adams County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,472 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 469 (10.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 68 (1.5%)
  • Walked: 95 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 445 (9.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in other group homes

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

  • 1,266 people in federal prisons
  • 77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,180.

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.87% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($27,739 average AGI)
1.41% relocated from other states ($9,299 average AGI)
Adams County:

1.41%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sauk County, WI  0.60% ($27,711 average AGI)
from Wood County, WI  0.49% ($21,946)
from Columbia County, WI  0.44% ($43,152)
from Dane County, WI  0.40% ($35,667)
from Juneau County, WI  0.38% ($32,552)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.33% ($40,760)
from Marquette County, WI  0.29% ($25,682)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.90% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($21,901 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($8,889 average AGI)
Adams County:

1.52%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sauk County, WI  0.70% ($24,849 average AGI)
to Wood County, WI  0.67% ($29,667)
to Columbia County, WI  0.53% ($21,400)
to Dane County, WI  0.33% ($32,760)
to Marquette County, WI  0.33% ($26,440)
to Juneau County, WI  0.32% ($20,750)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.20% ($25,533)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Adams County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.8%
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: 5,068 (4,180 aged, 888 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 255 (7%)

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, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (416)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (374)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (175)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (171)
  • Congestive heart failure (111)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (111)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (93)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (79)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (70)
  • Unspecified dementia (68)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,311
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 210
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,655

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 859
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,071

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 29

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 177.3. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,378
  • In family households: 15,431 (2,909 male householders, 2,119 female householders)
    4,192 spouses, 4,573 children (3,989 natural, 118 adopted, 481 stepchildren), 358 grandchildren, 202 brothers or sisters, 320 parents, 361 other relatives, 399 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,743 (1,685 male householders (1,405 living alone)), 1,283 female householders (1,075 living alone)), 782 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,188

Size of family households: 3,597 2-persons, 634 3-persons, 512 4-persons, 210 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,472 1-person, 436 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

1,758 married couples with children.
815 single-parent households (335 men, 480 women).

96.0% of residents of Adams speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,269,000 ($5,492 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,894,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,136,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,343,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,644,000
Federal grants: $20,170,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,606,000 ($704,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,369,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $558,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,456,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,536,000

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

Births: 867
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,252
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,340
Here:

+64 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 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 ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 97
  • 2010 to 2013: 355
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,917
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,563
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,394
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,777
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,463
  • 1950 to 1959: 643
  • 1940 to 1949: 374
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,013
Note: State values scaled to Adams population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 421
  • 4 rooms: 1,166
  • 5 rooms: 1,756
  • 6 rooms: 1,382
  • 7 rooms: 823
  • 8 rooms: 543
  • 9+ rooms: 659
  • 1 room: 36
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 189
  • 4 rooms: 310
  • 5 rooms: 270
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 248
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,464
  • 4 bedrooms: 742
  • 5+ bedrooms: 148
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 169
  • 2 bedrooms: 452
  • 3 bedrooms: 399
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Adams County population
  • no vehicle: 157
  • 1 vehicle: 1,921
  • 2 vehicles: 2,951
  • 3 vehicles: 1,211
  • 4 vehicles: 375
  • 5+ vehicles: 199
  • no vehicle: 122
  • 1 vehicle: 577
  • 2 vehicles: 359
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

89% of Adams County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Wisconsin.

Adams County:

88.6%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 13,259
  • Other state: 6,364
  • Northeast: 238
  • Midwest: 4,807
  • South: 621
  • West: 695

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53.2%)
  • Utility gas (22.2%)
  • Wood (14.3%)
  • Electricity (7.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.7%)
  • Utility gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (22.0%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.7%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 117
Here:

20.6%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

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)

Adams County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $43,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,122,000
    Parks and Recreation: $424,000
    General - Other: $97,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,906,000
    Health - Other: $4,869,000
    Police Protection: $3,116,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,516,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,899,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,611,000
    General - Other: $1,182,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $997,000
    Parks and Recreation: $919,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $911,000
    Financial Administration: $885,000
    Central Staff Services: $789,000
    General Public Buildings: $639,000
    Libraries: $281,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $180,000
    Air Transportation: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $731,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,248,000

Adams County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,488,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,108,000
    Parks and Recreation: $777,000
    Air Transportation: $115,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $579,000
    Highways: $308,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $639,000
    Interest Earnings: $446,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $174,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $151,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,181,000
    Highways: $2,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,211,000
    All Other: $737,000
    Health and Hospitals: $109,000
    Education: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,058,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,037,000
    Other License: $366,000
    NEC: $144,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $121,000

Adams County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,757,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,630,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,815,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,688,000

Adams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,325,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,321,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,421,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 442
  • Number of aged recipients: 30
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 412
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 292
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 74
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 192
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 192
Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Adams County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Adams County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John29377.3 years
Robert21971.4 years
William21476.6 years
Mary16981.4 years
Charles12178.5 years
Helen11880.4 years
George11678.9 years
Edward11576.6 years
Walter11477.9 years
Fred10779.6 years
Most common last names in Adams County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7175.0 years
Miller6477.9 years
Kubly5577.4 years
Smith5377.0 years
Anderson5175.9 years
Olson4776.7 years
Hartwig3681.2 years
Elmer3482.8 years
Williams3376.3 years
Stauffacher3185.2 years
Businesses in Adams County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway2
Chevrolet1Super 81
Curves1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block2UPS1
McDonald's2