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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Adams County is located in Illinois with a population of 66,787. Living in Adams County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Adams County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Adams County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Adams County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$612
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Adams County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    419.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    108.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    548.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,296
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Adams County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,454
National
$55,322

Adams County Reviews

1 review
Adams county will always be my home. I have never had a problem with my life in Adams county. It is a county that I will always feel safe it. It is nice to have a place where you know that you will feel at home. I wouldn't have any problems raising my future kids here. I had a great childhood here and I know that my kids would to.
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