Adams County PA Information


Adams County Subdivisions

Adams County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 104,551
Population in Households 100,532
Population in Familes 84,056
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,019
Population Density1 202
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 39,182
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 28,251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42,396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,639 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,543 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,214 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $221,447
Average Home Value $261,212


Median Household Income $58,360
Average Household Income $73,129
Per Capita Income $28,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.44%
Households 0.49% 0.45%
Families 0.38% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Adams County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adams County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 55th
Population Density1 # 27 61st
Diversity Index2 # 24 66th
Median Household Income # 11 85th
Per Capita Income # 17 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.