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Time Zone: Adams County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Corning is the Seat for Adams County.

Adams County was founded January 15, 1851 and was created by taking area from TaylorCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Adams had a population of 3,930 people. This is a decrease of 12.32% since the last Census (which gave a population of 4,482 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Adams represented 0.15% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 99th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20104,029-10.11%+2.52% since 2009
20093,930-12.32%-2.53% since 2008
20084,032-10.04%-1.63% since 2007
20004,482The Last Census

More information can be found on the Adams County Census Page for Adams County.


Below are some of the communities located in Adams County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Adams County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Corning   1,5551,78312.79% decrease  
Lenox   1,2481,40110.92% decrease  
Prescott   23726610.9% decrease  
Nodaway   11813210.61% decrease  
Carbon   222821.43% decrease  

Websites for Adams County

Official Website:   www.co.adams.ia.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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