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Adams County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2019: 20,151 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 16,428 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,137
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,599
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,579
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,984 (it was 1,650 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

36%

Land area: 1925 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Adams County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.2%), Manufacturing (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Adams County, WA (2019)
    • 13,17764.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,69432.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1830.9%Two or more races
    • 1500.7%Asian alone
    • 900.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 780.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 410.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

28.0 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Males: 10,260  (50.9%)
Females: 9,891  (49.1%)
Average household size:
Adams County:

3.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,509 ($33,888 in 1999)
This county:

$51,509
Washington:

$78,687

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $722 (lower quartile is $478, upper quartile is $955)
This county:

$722
State:

$1230


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $176,650 (it was $79,500 in 2000)
Adams:

$176,650
Washington:

$387,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,668 - $274,441
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,317
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $461

Institutionalized population: 161

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 167
  • Auto thefts: 30

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 120
  • Thefts: 189
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2001: 31 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2007: 52 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $143,700
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2014: 46 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2015: 75 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2018: 47 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2019: 71 buildings, average cost: $255,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Adams, WA residents
Average permit cost in Adams, WA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,250 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,460 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Adams, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Adams, WA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Adams, WA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.2%
Adams County:

23.2%
Washington:

9.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.2% for American Indian residents, 26.9% for other race residents, 28.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 28.0 years old
(Males: 27.3 years old, Females: 28.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.6 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 21.3 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.4 years old, Other race residents: 19.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Adams County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $750 a month.

Cities in this county include: Othello, Ritzville, Lind, Washtucna, Hatton.

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

2018 air pollution in Adams County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Adams County: Illia Landing (A), Boyer Marina (B), Canyon (C), Nisqually John Landing (D), Steptoe Lower Range (E), Gordon Farm (F), Lacrosse Grange (G), McGregor Ranch (H), Fletcher (I), Interior (J), Park (K), Nesterbank Ranch (L), Palouse Empire Fairgrounds (M), Staley Siding (N), Stout Ranch (O), Wilcox Grange (P), Castleton (Q), Wawawai Landing (R), Fort of Central Ferry (S), Port Almota (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Adams County include: Selbu Church (A), Onecho Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Garfield Cemetery (1), Goldenrod Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3), Grisham Cemetery (4), Guy Cemetery (5), Spalding Cemetery (6), Lone Pine Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Darden Pond (A), Findley Lake (B), Wildcat Lake (C), Cherry Cove Lake (D), Alkali Lake (E), Miller Pond (F), Brown Lake (G), Lake Sixteen (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steptoe Creek (A), Cedar Creek (B), Missouri Flat Creek (C), Alkali Flat Creek (D), Almota Creek (E), Brush Creek (F), Cabbage Creek (G), Cache Creek (H), Cherry Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Adams County include: Kamiak Butte County Park (1), Robert Camp Memorial Track (2), Central Ferry State Park (3), Steptoe Butte State Park (4), Steptoe Memorial State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Johnsons Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Grant County , Clay County, Minnesota , Golden Valley County, Montana , Grant County, North Dakota , Judith Basin County, Montana , Lake County, Montana , Lewis County, Idaho , Houghton County, Michigan , Slope County, North Dakota , Wilkin County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.9%

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

Current college students: 466
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,144 (25.2% naturalized citizens)

Adams County:

25.5%
Whole state:

14.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9012010 or later
  • 1,6662000 to 2009
  • 1,2281990 to 1999
  • 9871980 to 1989
  • 3961970 to 1979
  • 465Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,304
  • One, attached: 160
  • Two: 251
  • 3 or 4: 95
  • 5 to 9: 189
  • 10 to 19: 160
  • 20 to 49: 141
  • 50 or more: 18
  • Mobile homes: 1,361
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Adams County with a mortgage: 1,943 (19 second mortgage, 112 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,969

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Adams County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other2,24810
Evangelical Protestant2,21219
Catholic2,0244
Mainline Protestant1,5279
None10,717-
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: 2
Adams County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Adams County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Adams County:

10.4%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

33.9%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Adams County:

Average size of farms: 1488 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $282,920
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $394.62
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.74%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $256,491
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $170,126
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 69.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.65%
Corn for grain: 2794 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 302166 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9,358 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,963 acres

Tornado activity:

Adams County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 95555245.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Adams County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1183% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Adams County center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 309.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from Adams County center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 421.3 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4481-WA: March 22, 2020, FEMA Id: 4481, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: January 30, 2017 - February 22, 2017, FEMA Id: 4309, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1100: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-623: May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: 623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • Washington Drought, Incident Period: March 31, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3037: March 31, 1977, FEMA Id: 3037, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Adams

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,761 (71.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,601 (20.0%)
  • Bus: 7 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 81 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 144 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 427 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (87%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (1%)
  • Venezuela (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • El Salvador (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Adams County


  • American (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Dutch (0%)

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

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

  • 89 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 39 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
133 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,844.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.09% relocated from other counties in Washington ($29,098 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($16,706 average AGI)
Adams County:

1.55%
Washington average:

3.93%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grant County, WA  1.60% ($38,486 average AGI)
from Franklin County, WA  0.72% ($41,729)
from Spokane County, WA  0.34% ($48,609)
from Benton County, WA  0.30% ($38,150)


6.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Washington ($35,750 average AGI)
0.99% relocated to other states ($5,938 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.99%
Washington average:

2.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grant County, WA  2.07% ($41,557 average AGI)
to Franklin County, WA  0.83% ($52,054)
to Spokane County, WA  0.59% ($41,225)
to Benton County, WA  0.43% ($54,483)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.3

Births per 1000 population in Adams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Adams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Adams County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.1%
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: 2,116 (1,774 aged, 342 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 592 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Adams County, Washington in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (108)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (34)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,394
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 205
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,327

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,315
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 708
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,151
  • Male householders: 3,518 (665 living alone), Female householders: 2,634 (509 living alone)
  • 3,203 spouses (3,170 opposite-sex spouses), 654 unmarried partners, (633 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,748 children (7,174 natural, 179 adopted, 394 stepchildren), 834 grandchildren, 333 brothers or sisters, 140 parents, 0 foster children, 332 other relatives, 499 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 265

Size of family households: 1,560 2-persons, 831 3-persons, 860 4-persons, 606 5-persons, 477 6-persons, 263 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,179 1-person, 222 2-persons, 52 3-persons.

3,534 married couples with children.
2,554 single-parent households (877 men, 1,677 women).

44.9% of residents of Adams speak English at home.
50.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 52% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,399,000 ($6,411 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,447,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,516,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,803,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,565,000
Federal grants: $38,346,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,821,000 ($63,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,348,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,027,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,300,000
Federal Government insurance: $65,211,000

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

Births: 1,797
Here:

107 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 567
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +780
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,606
Here -96 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Adams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.75 millions of gallons per day (95% from ground, 5% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Adams County, Washington
  • Year house built in Adams County, Washington
  • 2292014 or later
  • 2132010 to 2013
  • 5982000 to 2009
  • 8221990 to 1999
  • 4521980 to 1989
  • 1,6571970 to 1979
  • 7251960 to 1969
  • 9941950 to 1959
  • 1921940 to 1949
  • 8421939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Washington
  • 91 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 693 rooms
  • 6344 rooms
  • 9455 rooms
  • 7356 rooms
  • 4447 rooms
  • 4338 rooms
  • 6119+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Washington
  • 1931 room
  • 752 rooms
  • 3183 rooms
  • 5294 rooms
  • 4645 rooms
  • 2596 rooms
  • 2147 rooms
  • 958 rooms
  • 819+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Adams County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Adams County, Washington
  • 15no bedroom
  • 351 bedroom
  • 6572 bedrooms
  • 2,2103 bedrooms
  • 7444 bedrooms
  • 2365+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Adams County, Washington
  • 193no bedroom
  • 3361 bedroom
  • 6982 bedrooms
  • 7253 bedrooms
  • 2334 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Adams County, Washington 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
  • 142no vehicle
  • 6411 vehicle
  • 1,3572 vehicles
  • 1,0803 vehicles
  • 4084 vehicles
  • 2815+ 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
  • 241no vehicle
  • 7071 vehicle
  • 7292 vehicles
  • 3913 vehicles
  • 1774 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

86.7% 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, 85% lived in Washington.

Adams County:

86.7%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 10,778
  • Other state: 4,249
  • Northeast: 287
  • Midwest: 547
  • South: 669
  • West: 2,763
Year householders moved into unit in Adams County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Adams County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.9%Electricity
  • 27.1%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.5%Electricity
  • 22.7%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

2.4%
Washington:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 47
Here:

3.5%
Washington:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

14.6%
Washington:

15.1%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,392,000
    Other: $895,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,535,000
    General - Other: $182,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,989,000
    Health - Other: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,328,000
    Police Protection: $1,928,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,389,000
    Financial Administration: $1,315,000
    General - Other: $1,272,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $125,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $2,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,620,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,955,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $734,000
    General Revenue - Other: $185,000
    Special Assessments: $171,000
    Rents: $37,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $353,000
    Health - Other: $150,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,459,000
    Highways: $5,171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,078,000
    General Local Government Support: $58,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,405,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $155,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $61,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,295,000

Adams County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,392,000
    Other: $895,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,535,000
    General - Other: $182,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,989,000
    Health - Other: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,328,000
    Police Protection: $1,928,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,389,000
    Financial Administration: $1,315,000
    General - Other: $1,272,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $125,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $2,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,620,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,955,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $734,000
    General Revenue - Other: $185,000
    Special Assessments: $171,000
    Rents: $37,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $353,000
    Health - Other: $150,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,459,000
    Highways: $5,171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,078,000
    General Local Government Support: $58,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,405,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $155,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $61,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,295,000

Adams County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,392,000
    Other: $895,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,535,000
    General - Other: $182,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,989,000
    Health - Other: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,328,000
    Police Protection: $1,928,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,389,000
    Financial Administration: $1,315,000
    General - Other: $1,272,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $125,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $2,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,620,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,955,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $734,000
    General Revenue - Other: $185,000
    Special Assessments: $171,000
    Rents: $37,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $353,000
    Health - Other: $150,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,459,000
    Highways: $5,171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,078,000
    General Local Government Support: $58,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,405,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $155,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $61,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,295,000

Adams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,392,000
    Other: $895,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,535,000
    General - Other: $182,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,989,000
    Health - Other: $2,516,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,328,000
    Police Protection: $1,928,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,389,000
    Financial Administration: $1,315,000
    General - Other: $1,272,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $938,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $315,000
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Housing and Community Development: $46,000
    Libraries: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000
    Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $125,000
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $2,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $103,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,451,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,620,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,955,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $734,000
    General Revenue - Other: $185,000
    Special Assessments: $171,000
    Rents: $37,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $353,000
    Health - Other: $150,000
    General - Other: $66,000
    Police Protection: $38,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,459,000
    Highways: $5,171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,078,000
    General Local Government Support: $58,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,405,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,013,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $155,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $111,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $61,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,295,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 290
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 248
  • Number of recipients under 18: 71
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 144
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 75
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 127
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 125
Most common first names in Adams County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7377.1 years
William7074.7 years
James4870.8 years
Robert4573.2 years
Mary4383.1 years
George3875.7 years
Charles3376.2 years
Henry3278.4 years
Anna3184.8 years
Fred3078.9 years
Most common last names in Adams County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2973.6 years
Miller2772.7 years
Garza2462.9 years
Heimbigner2178.1 years
Martinez1870.2 years
Johnson1570.0 years
Schafer1581.7 years
Brown1575.0 years
Wellsandt1487.7 years
Koch1482.8 years
Businesses in Adams County, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western2RadioShack1
Burger King1Sears1
Circle K1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1Walmart1