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Adams is a town in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Adams. For links to other places called Adams, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Adams is 43.855N. The longitude is -76.037W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,782.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Adams demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13606 ZIP code.
16% of Adams residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Adams ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Adams was $17,707, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Adams residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Adams, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Adams political report.
The average commute time for Adams workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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