Adams, Wisconsin

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Population in 2022: 1,777 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 888  (50.0%)
Females: 889  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

40.4 years

Zip codes: 53910, 53934.

Adams Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2022: $36,277 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Adams:

$36,277
WI:

$70,996

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $21,633 (it was $14,744 in 2000)

Adams city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $94,718 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Adams:

$94,718
WI:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $226,508; detached houses: $254,100; townhouses or other attached units: $301,444; in 2-unit structures: $162,432; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $303,631; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $204,663; mobile homes: $107,260; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $47,510

Median gross rent in 2022: $658.

March 2022 cost of living index in Adams: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 24.1%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Adams, WI (2022)
    • 1,94187.9%White alone
    • 1195.4%Hispanic
    • 743.4%Asian alone
    • 311.4%Black alone
    • 190.9%Two or more races
    • 80.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Adams, Wisconsin as of July 16, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Adams is 79 to 1.


Crime rates in Adams by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(155.9)
1
(52.1)
4
(212.4)
7
(372.5)
4
(213.0)
4
(216.0)
6
(318.1)
4
(212.3)
3
(158.1)
3
(168.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(57.7)
1
(50.8)
1
(50.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.0)
1
(53.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(230.7)
1
(50.8)
2
(101.2)
3
(153.3)
4
(207.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.1)
14
(745.1)
11
(585.7)
2
(108.0)
2
(106.0)
3
(159.2)
2
(105.4)
3
(168.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(1,038)
13
(660.9)
21
(1,063)
25
(1,277)
16
(831.6)
0
(0.0)
8
(424.9)
12
(638.6)
15
(798.7)
6
(324.0)
4
(212.1)
2
(106.2)
3
(158.1)
6
(337.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
66
(3,806)
51
(2,593)
62
(3,138)
72
(3,679)
68
(3,534)
8
(416.4)
81
(4,302)
94
(5,003)
97
(5,165)
69
(3,726)
60
(3,181)
33
(1,752)
53
(2,792)
52
(2,928)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(288.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(253.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(207.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(159.7)
2
(108.0)
3
(159.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(105.4)
2
(112.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(57.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.0)
1
(53.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.3)
City-Data.com crime index311.4175.4255.6267.2382.558.3382.4691.9562.8390.9446.4279.2278.7318.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Adams, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 4 (4 officers - 4 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Wisconsin average:

2.07
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (17.8%), Polish (12.3%), American (8.6%), Norwegian (5.5%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1926

Land area: 2.94 square miles.

Population density: 604 people per square mile   (low).

Adams, Wisconsin map

112 residents are foreign born (3.3% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 0.6% Latin America).

This city:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,516 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $773 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (63.2 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (64.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (182.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Friendship, WI (1.0 miles ),
Preston, WI (2.1 miles ),
Delwood, WI (2.4 miles ),
Arkdale, WI (2.4 miles),
Quincy, WI (2.5 miles ),
Strongs Prairie, WI (2.6 miles ),
Grand Marsh, WI (2.7 miles),
Easton, WI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 43.96 N, Longitude: 89.82 W

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Adams, WI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Adams, WI in 2022
Adams satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $79,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Adams, WI residents
Average permit cost in Adams, WI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.3%
Wisconsin:

2.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +218 (+12.9%).
Most common industries in Adams, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Paper (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Paper (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.6%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Adams, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)

Average climate in Adams, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Adams-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the Adams city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Adams-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 393.8 miles away from Adams 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 369.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 393.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 152.9 miles away from Adams center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 251.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Adams topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Adams:

  • MOUNDVIEW MEM HSPTL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 2 miles away; FRIENDSHIP, WI)
  • VILLA PINES LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FRIENDSHIP, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Adams:

  • Mid-State Technical College (about 31 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 42 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 63 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 63 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 64 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 65 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 65 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

Public high school in Adams:

Public elementary/middle schools in Adams:

  • ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP ELEMENTARY (Location: 500 N PIERCE ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP MIDDLE (Location: 420 N MAIN ST, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Adams

Library in Adams:

  • ADAMS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $345,390; Location: 569 N. CEDAR ST., SUITE 1; 30,575 books; 8,370 e-books; 5,402 audio materials; 3,104 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Adams: Adams County Library (A), Adams County Fire District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adams include: First Baptist Church of Adams (A), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (C), Trinity Congregational Church (D), Trinity Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Inn of the Pines (Hwys 13 & 21).

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

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

ADAMS WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,847, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Adams that have no violations reported:

  • MYRTS HANDI MART (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUPER 8 MOTEL (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
15 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
83 people in nursing homes in 2000
33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Adams (2011 data):

  • Grand Marsh State Bank: Mound View Branch at 501 North Main Street, branch established on 1983/02/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $123.9 mil, Deposits: $103.2 mil, headquarters in Grand Marsh, WI, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bosshard Financial Group, Inc.
  • Royal Bank: 185 South Main Street Branch at 185 South Main Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/15: Bank assets: $309.8 mil, Deposits: $257.1 mil, headquarters in Elroy, WI, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Royal Bancshares, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Adams Branch at 121 North Main Street, branch established on 1913/05/12. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal

For population 15 years and over in Adams:

Marital status in Adams, WI
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

For population 25 years and over in Adams:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Adams
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Adams, WI (based on Adams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,7002
Mainline Protestant1,5119
Evangelical Protestant8398
Other2892
None16,536-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Adams County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Adams 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.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

28.7%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Adams:

48.5%
Wisconsin:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Adams:

29.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.3%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Adams:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Adams:

34.5%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.1%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Adams, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$33,998$81,5952$6,734
Other Government Administration 2$11,426$68,55611$3,315
Streets and Highways 1$5,505$66,0600$0
Natural Resources 1$5,491$65,8920$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,925$59,1000$0
Sewerage 1$6,718$80,6160$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,746$32,9520$0
Water Supply 1$5,921$71,0520$0
Financial Administration 1$5,398$64,7760$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,477
Totals for Government 14$82,128$70,39514$11,526

Adams government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,000 ($3.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($2.81)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $607,000 ($341.59)
    Police Protection: $496,000 ($279.12)
    Water Utilities: $327,000 ($184.02)
    Regular Highways: $215,000 ($120.99)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($63.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($54.59)
    General - Other: $71,000 ($39.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($36.02)
    Health - Other: $50,000 ($28.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($24.76)
    Financial Administration: $37,000 ($20.82)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($13.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $12,000 ($6.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($6.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $243,000 ($136.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $711,000 ($400.11)

Adams government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $432,000 ($243.11)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $34,000 ($19.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $27,000 ($15.19)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($10.69)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($5.63)
    Rents: $4,000 ($2.25)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.69)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $410,000 ($230.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $621,000 ($349.47)
    Highways: $112,000 ($63.03)
    Education: $37,000 ($20.82)
    Other: $27,000 ($15.19)
  • Tax - Property: $719,000 ($404.61)
    Other: $25,000 ($14.07)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000 ($12.38)
    Other License: $5,000 ($2.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($1.13)

Adams government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,546,000 ($3683.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,306,000 ($3548.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000 ($151.94)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,000 ($17.45)

Adams government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,460,000 ($821.61)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $427,000 ($240.29)
Businesses in Adams, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Chevrolet1Super 81
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Adams:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBU (900 AM; 1 kW; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Adams:

  • WDKM (106.1 FM; ADAMS, WI; Owner: ROCHE-A-CRI BROADCASTING)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Adams:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W64AU (Channel 64; ADAMS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Adams fatal accident list:

Apr 25, 1990 06:22 PM, N Pine, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • South Side E Ann And S Walker Sts (Lat: 43.952111 Lon: -89.813444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNXC514,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.950 MHz, Grant Date: 08/09/2022, Expiration Date: 09/18/2032, Certifier: Mike Rusch, Registrant: Baycom Inc, 2040 Radisson St, Green Bay, WI 54302-2054, Phone: (920) 468-5426, Email:

  • 105 N Main (Lat: 43.956917 Lon: -89.816528), Call Sign: KNDG370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2022, Expiration Date: 09/04/2032, Registrant: Baycom Inc, 2040 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI 54302, Phone: (920) 544-4248, Email:

  • On Sth 13 5 Mi S (Lat: 43.893861 Lon: -89.816250), Call Sign: KZQ909,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/1997, Expiration Date: 12/24/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Foster Enterpsies Ltd, 2540 Hwy 13, Adams, WI 53910, Phone: (608) 339-3717

  • ADAMS MOBILE, Lat: 43.955917 Lon: -89.831639, Call Sign: KGN293,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.175 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2021, Expiration Date: 09/05/2031, Certifier: L J Kopiasz, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

  • 529 County Hwy - Po Box 639 (Lat: 43.950556 Lon: -89.684722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KZZ531,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.750 MHz, Grant Date: 07/28/2023, Expiration Date: 09/16/2033, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

  • 214 N Main St (Lat: 42.800556 Lon: -88.988333), Call Sign: WPUG759,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2002, Expiration Date: 03/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2012, Certifier: Kris Dobbel, Registrant: Southern Wisconsin Foods, LLC, 1797 Yelk Rd, Marshall, WI 53559, Phone: (608) 825-4930, Fax: (608) 837-8684, Email:

  • 201 West Grove (Lat: 43.956028 Lon: -89.822194), Call Sign: WQLI412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.512 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 451.237 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2019, Expiration Date: 01/28/2030, Certifier: Greg King, Registrant: Westrock Cp, LLC., 1000 Abernathy Road, Suite 125, Atlanta, GA 30328, Phone: (770) 689-6942, Fax: (770) 326-8159, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3859L, N3859L, N-3859L, Serial Number: 17254028, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 05/04/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Michael T Bourke, 2116 10th Ave, Adams, WI 53910
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6012A, N6012A, N-6012A, Serial Number: 28612, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Sheldon L Sundsmo, 2160 W 10th Ln, Adams, WI 53910
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN AA-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6087L, N6087L, N-6087L, Serial Number: AA5-0187, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 11/19/2002
    Registrant (Partnership): Sheldon L Sundsmo, 2160 W 10th Ln, Adams, WI 53910, Other Owners: Jerry L Reuterskiold
  • Aircraft: SORELL AIRCRAFT CO SNS-8 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: KAWASAKI ALL MDLS A/B (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6526A, N6526A, N-6526A, Serial Number: 122, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 12/17/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 01/09/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Lloyd W Bloomfield, 181 N Oak St, Adams, WI 53910
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7721W, N7721W, N-7721W, Serial Number: 28-1727, Year manufactured: 1964, Certificate Issue Date: 06/17/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Kosobud, 2370 State Highway 13, Adams, WI 53910
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85656, N85656, N-85656, Serial Number: 7AC-4401, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 09/29/1976
    Registrant (Partnership): Stephen T Pollina, 2068 11th Ave, Adams, WI 53910, Other Owners: Gilbert J Jr Pasquini

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of fires - 24 took place in 2017, and the least - 4 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Adams, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (38.6%), and Structure Fires (37.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Adams, WI
    • 9338.6%Outside Fires
    • 9137.8%Structure Fires
    • 5020.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 72.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Adams, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Adams, WI
  • 86.2%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Adams, WI
  • 68.0%Utility gas
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Adams compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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