Adamsville, Alabama

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Adamsville is a town in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Birmingham–Hoover–Cullman Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, its population was 4,965. According to the 2009 U.S. Census estimates, the town had a population of 4,782. [1]


Adamsville is located at 33°35′25″N 86°56′57″W / 33.59028°N 86.94917°W / 33.59028; -86.94917 (33.590411, -86.949166).[2]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.8 km²), of which, 19.6 square miles (50.8 km²) of it is land and 0.05% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,965 people, 1,930 households, and 1,464 families residing in the town. The population density was 253.2 people per square mile (97.8/km²). There were 2,042 housing units at an average density of 104.2/sq mi (40.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.79% White, 22.82% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,930 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,563, and the median income for a family was $46,270. Males had a median income of $36,188 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,496. About 5.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

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