Adams County is located in south-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Hastings and the largest city is Hastings. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.adamscounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 31,457 and the 2010 census population was 31,364. The land area is 563.27 square miles and there are 55.7 persons per square mile.
95.2% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 8.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 90.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,000, there are 12,578 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,571, the median household income is $49,440, and 12.8% of the persons in Adams County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,853. Retail sales (in $1000) were $360,802, and sales per capita were $10,976. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.5%.
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