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Welcome to Adams ...

Adams is located in Berkshire County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Adams has a population of 8,077 people<2> (see below for details).

Adams was settled in 1762 and was incorporated in 1778.

Adams is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Adams lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adams lies within the (413) area code.

The ZIP code for Adams: 01220<4>

Websites for Adams ...

Official Website:   www.town.adams.ma.us/

Junior League:   www.jlbc.info/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Adams had an population of 8,077 people. This is a decrease of 4.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Adams had a population of 8,485 people (which is 6.47% of the total population of Berkshire County). This makes Adams the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Adams represents 0.13% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,485 people, the population of Adams decreased 3.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,809 people).

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

Communities Also Named Adams ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Adams - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (5), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Adams.

Communities near Adams ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Adams.

  • Pittsfield [Berkshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
    • Pittsfield [Berkshire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 42,533 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
  • Bennington [Bennington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
    • Bennington [Bennington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 15,002 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
  • Williamstown [Berkshire County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
    • Williamstown [Berkshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
  • Dalton [Berkshire County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton [Berkshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,569 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pownal [Bennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pownal have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pownal
      • Pownal [Bennington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,420 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pownal
    • Lanesborough [Berkshire County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanesborough have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanesborough
      • Lanesborough [Berkshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,965 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanesborough
    • Stephentown [Rensselaer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephentown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephentown
      • Stephentown [Rensselaer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephentown
    • New Lebanon [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Lebanon
      • New Lebanon [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Lebanon
    • Grafton [Rensselaer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Rensselaer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Hinsdale [Berkshire County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinsdale
      • Hinsdale [Berkshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Adams. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Adams.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Adams. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Adams.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Adams. See our Newspapers Page for Adams.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Adams ...

Looking for more information about Adams? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Adams, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Adams.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Adams: www.town.adams.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Berkshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Adams.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Adams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Adams). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Adams or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Adams) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adams. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adams

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6250, Longitude: -73.1175    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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