Adams, Oregon

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Adams is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States, located about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Pendleton on Oregon Route 11. The population was 297 at the 2000 census. It is part of the PendletonHermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Adams was named for a local homesteader, John F. Adams.[3] Adams post office was established in 1883.[3] The city was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 10, 1893.[4]


Adams is located at 45°46′2″N 118°33′49″W / 45.76722°N 118.56361°W / 45.76722; -118.56361 (45.767112, -118.563738)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 297 people, 106 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 863.1 people per square mile (337.3/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 342.9/sq mi (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.96% White, 2.02% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 106 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.

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