Adams County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Quincy and the largest city is Quincy. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.adams.il.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 66,988 and the 2010 census population was 67,103. The land area is 855.20 square miles and there are 78.5 persons per square mile.
93.7% of the population is White, 3.7% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 89.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $104,200, there are 26,912 households, an average of 2.43 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,217, the median household income is $45,073, and 14.4% of the persons in Adams County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,561. Retail sales (in $1000) were $928,289, and sales per capita were $13,888. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.6%.
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