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. Adams has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Adams is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.50%), sales jobs (11.34%), and teaching (7.56%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Adams is worth considering.

The citizens of Adams are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.35% of adults in Adams having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Adams in 2010 was $27,100, 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 $108,400 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.