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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Adams County is 101,566, which is 11.25% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 3.89% and is about the same as the national average rate of 11.61%. The Adams County population density is 194.65 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 277.04 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Adams County is white, which represent 92.39% of the total population. The average Adams County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 101,566. #31

Population Growth Since 2000, #13

Adams County

Population Density, #27

Adams County
194.65 per square mile
277.04 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:93,835 (92.39%, #42)
Black:1,526 (1.50%, #47)
Hispanic:6,434 (6.33%, #12)
Asian:710 (0.70%, #31)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):148 (0.15%, #35)
One Race, Other:3,340 (3.29%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,007 (1.98%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:4,237 (65.85%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,021 (15.87%, see rank)
Cuban:114 (1.77%, see rank)
Central American:535 (8.32%, see rank)
South American:342 (5.32%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

86,597 (85.26%) out of the total population of 101,566 reported first ancestry.

 Adams County% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Arab1870.18%, see rank0.49%0.56%
Czech2640.26%, see rank0.40%0.47%
Danish1650.16%, see rank0.13%0.42%
Dutch1,5391.52%, see rank1.76%1.40%
English9,2709.13%, see rank7.42%8.02%
French2,2522.22%, see rank1.87%3.34%
German41,18340.55%, see rank27.27%15.03%
Greek3880.38%, see rank0.50%0.41%
Hungarian5100.50%, see rank1.03%0.46%
Irish14,02613.81%, see rank16.97%10.80%
Italian5,3605.28%, see rank12.13%5.52%
Norwegian5220.51%, see rank0.33%1.42%
Polish3,0563.01%, see rank6.62%3.01%
Portuguese670.07%, see rank0.15%0.44%
Russian6720.66%, see rank1.47%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,2721.25%, see rank1.18%0.99%
Scottish1,9581.93%, see rank1.50%1.72%
Subsaharan African2550.25%, see rank0.74%0.95%
Swedish5640.56%, see rank0.82%1.27%
Swiss3830.38%, see rank0.51%0.30%
Ukrainian4230.42%, see rank0.88%0.31%
American10,29210.13%, see rank5.22%7.12%
Welsh7840.77%, see rank1.30%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 50,034 (49.26%, see rank)
Females: 51,532 (50.74%, see rank)

Adams County
Male: 49.26%
Female: 50.74%
Male: 48.84%
Female: 51.16%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Adams County
42.40 years old
40.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Adams County
41.40 years old
38.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Adams County
43.40 years old
41.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Adams County% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Under 5 years5,3385.26%, see rank5.64%6.36%
5 to 9 years5,7655.68%, see rank5.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years6,5146.41%, see rank6.07%6.59%
15 to 19 years7,2757.16%, see rank6.84%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,7536.65%, see rank6.86%7.13%
25 to 34 years10,35810.20%, see rank12.38%13.47%
35 to 44 years12,35312.16%, see rank12.21%12.96%
45 to 54 years15,72015.48%, see rank14.70%14.09%
55 to 64 years14,27614.06%, see rank13.41%12.29%
65 to 74 years9,3659.22%, see rank8.32%7.64%
75 to 84 5,6195.53%, see rank5.18%4.25%
85 years and over2,2302.20%, see rank2.50%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Adams CountyPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population69,921, 100%8,764,740209,056,129
Less Than High School9,370, 13.40%, see rank11.03%13.67%
High School Graduate29,431, 42.09%, see rank36.75%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree16,265, 23.26%, see rank24.12%29.09%
Bachelor Degree8,635, 12.35%, see rank17.14%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree6,220, 8.90%, see rank10.96%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.05, see rank13.4913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Adams County PennsylvaniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,19367.94%32.06%62.52%37.48%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)9,86586.76%, see rank13.24%, see rank86.09%13.91%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,50384.81%, see rank15.19%, see rank87.25%12.75%90.60%9.40%
College5,99940.37%, see rank59.63%, see rank63.29%36.71%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School75149.53%, see rank50.47%, see rank44.72%55.28%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Adams CountyPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total Households37,956, 100%4,957,736116,211,092
Average Household Size2.57, see rank2.492.63
1 Person Households8,928, 23.52%, see rank29.56%27.57%
2 or More Person Households29,028, 76.48%, see rank70.44%72.43%
Family Households (Families)27,152, 71.54%, see rank64.63%66.22%
Average Family Size3.09, see rank3.173.32
Married-Couple Family21,925, 57.76%, see rank48.29%48.42%
Nonfamily Households10,804, 28.46%, see rank35.37%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Adams County%PennsylvaniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total83,949see rank10,512,604252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over41,031100%, see rank5,082,468123,281,364
Never Married12,06129.39%, see rank36.13%35.77%
Married24,06858.66%, see rank52.34%52.04%
Widowed1,3133.20%, see rank3.10%2.57%
Divorced3,5898.75%, see rank8.43%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over42,918100%, see rank5,430,136129,692,771
Never Married10,55324.59%, see rank30.18%29.48%
Married23,72455.28%, see rank48.71%49.19%
Widowed4,2299.85%, see rank10.75%9.16%
Divorced4,41210.28%, see rank10.35%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Adams County%PennsylvaniaU.S.
Native97,56296.06%, see rank93.87%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence63,58662.61%, see rank73.68%58.73%
Born in Different State33,01432.50%, see rank18.61%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
9620.95%, see rank1.58%1.42%
Foreign Born4,0043.94%, see rank6.13%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,2841.26%, see rank3.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship2,7202.68%, see rank2.98%7.09%
Born In Europe6360.63%, see rank1.34%1.53%
Born In Asia6200.61%, see rank2.36%3.82%
Born In Africa720.07%, see rank0.44%0.55%
Born In Oceania230.02%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America2,6192.58%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America340.03%, see rank0.12%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Adams County%PennsylvaniaU.S.
English35,53993.63%, see rank88.50%79.39%
Spanish1,6024.22%, see rank4.69%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages6041.59%, see rank4.40%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1390.37%, see rank1.81%3.36%
Other720.19%, see rank0.60%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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