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Adams, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Adams: Main Street
Downtown Adams: Main Street
Location of Adams, Nebraska
Location of Adams, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Gage
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,253 ft (382 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 573
 • Estimate 
(2012)
574
 • Density 987.9/sq mi (381.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68301
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-00240
GNIS feature ID 0826897
Website http://www.ci.adams.ne.us/index.htm

Adams is a village in Gage County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 573 at the 2010 census.

History

The area that would become the village of Adams was initially colonized by the namesake of the settlement, an Indiana pioneer named John O. Adams (1808-1887). Adams arrived in 1857; however, the village of Adams did not exist until John O. Adams negotiated deals with a railroad company that intended to set tracks through his land in 1873.

Geography

Adams is located at 40°27′27″N 96°30′37″W / 40.45750°N 96.51028°W / 40.45750; -96.51028 (40.457526, -96.510322).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land. The village lies approximately twenty-five miles south of the state capital city of Lincoln.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 52
1900 417
1910 647 55.2%
1920 574 −11.3%
1930 535 −6.8%
1940 516 −3.6%
1950 457 −11.4%
1960 387 −15.3%
1970 463 19.6%
1980 395 −14.7%
1990 472 19.5%
2000 489 3.6%
2010 573 17.2%
2015 (est.) 596 4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 573 people, 197 households, and 141 families residing in the village. The population density was 987.9 inhabitants per square mile (381.4/km2). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 374.1 per square mile (144.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.7% White, 0.2% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 197 households of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the village was 40.8 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 17.6% were from 45 to 64; and 28.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

Religion

The village of Adams is the location of three churches, all of which pertaining to denominations of traditional Protestantism. Of the three, the American Lutheran Church is the only non-Methodist church within the village's borders. A chapel is also located within the Gold Crest Retirement Center, which is also located within the boundaries of Adams.

Culture

Two marked festivals occur in the village of Adams annually. The first of the two is centered around American Independence Day celebrations and encompasses volleyball and softball sporting events, a village-wide barbecue, and a fireworks show; this takes place on the first Saturday of every July. A second event celebrated in the village is Adams Community Days, which hosts both volleyball, golf, and softball sporting events; another pan-village barbecue, and several tractor pull events.

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