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Location of Adams, Minnesota
Location of Adams, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Mower
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,286 ft (392 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 787
 • Estimate 
(2019)
790
 • Density 787.64/sq mi (304.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55909
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-00190
GNIS feature ID 0639202

Adams is a city in Adams Township, Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 787 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 96
1890 216 125.0%
1900 573 165.3%
1910 576 0.5%
1920 609 5.7%
1930 574 −5.7%
1940 674 17.4%
1950 663 −1.6%
1960 806 21.6%
1970 771 −4.3%
1980 797 3.4%
1990 756 −5.1%
2000 800 5.8%
2010 787 −1.6%
2019 (est.) 790 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 787 people, 304 households, and 188 families living in the city. The population density was 779.2 inhabitants per square mile (300.9/km2). There were 330 housing units at an average density of 326.7 per square mile (126.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 304 households, of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 46.6 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 31.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

History

The village of Adams was platted on January 30, 1868 by Selah Chamberlain. A two-room public school was built in 1869 and was later expanded to four rooms. The village was officially incorporated on March 2, 1887. A water works system was installed in the summer of 1897. A volunteer fire department was established as Adams Hose Co. No. 1 in 1898. A sewage system was installed in 1902. A Catholic school was built in 1903 and roughly half of the public school students started attending there, greatly relieving overcrowding. The sewage system was updated in 1958. The town is in the Southland school district (which includes Southland High School), and is home to the varsity fields for the teams.

Notable people

  • Hubert H. Peavey, Wisconsin politician
  • Harvey B. Sathre, Minnesota politician

See also

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