Adams, MA
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Adams is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,187 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Adams is the 192nd largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Adams was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Adams is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Adams is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Adams who work in office and administrative support (16.88%), sales jobs (8.78%), and teaching (7.12%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Adams has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Adams a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In terms of college education, Adams is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.57% of adults 25 and older in Adams have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Adams in 2010 was $25,229, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,916 for a family of four. However, Adams contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Adams home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Adams residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Adams include French , Italian, Irish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Adams is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.