Adams Center, New York

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Adams Center (formerly called Adams Five Corners) is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Adams in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,500 at the 2000 census.

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History

The community was founded around 1816 and was first known as "Adams Five Corners." That name was used until at least 1828. The exact date of the name change is not known, but the hamlet became known as Adams Centre, a spelling that continued until about 1900.

The completion of a railroad line in 1852 aided the growth of the village.

Notable residents

Geography

Adams Center is located at 43°51′44″N 76°0′25″W / 43.86222°N 76.00694°W / 43.86222; -76.00694 (43.862191, -76.006955).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the area has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), of which, 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

US Route 11, County Roads 66 and 76, and New York State Route 177 pass through the village, and Interstate 81 is to the west of the community.

Demographics

As of the 2000 United States Census,[2] there were 1,500 people, 560 households, and 398 families residing in the village. The population density was 302.6 per square mile (116.8/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 124.5/sq mi (48.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.67% White, 0.07% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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