Adams is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,741 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Adams is the 608th largest community in New York. Adams has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages 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 village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Adams who work in food service (10.33%), office and administrative support (9.88%), and teaching (8.83%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Adams. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Adams’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small village, Adams does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Adams is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.92% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Adams in 2018 was $25,429, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,716 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Adams include Irish, German, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Adams is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.