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Adams county - Data presentation


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Source credit: Robin Fitzpatrick,  Adams Economic Alliance  &  Harlan Lawson,  Adams County Office of Planning & Development

Source credit: Robin Fitzpatrick, Adams Economic Alliance &
Harlan Lawson, Adams County Office of Planning & Development


Additional Stats

Figure 1

Taking a broad look at the Adams County socio-economic landscape, there are three easily definable level, household incomes below $24,000 per year, those between $24,000 and $62,000 per year and those above $62,000 per year. While housing, workforce and transportation impact all three levels, the Coalition has decided to focus its efforts on the middle income population as less public subsidies and safety net services are available for this groups and the issues are much more tied together. This groups also represents a significant population of homeowners (34.7%) and renters (45.8%) that if stabilized, will have positive long-term effects on the local economy.

Figure 2

To ensure housing stability, a general guideline is that no more than 30% of household income be applied to housing expense. The graph above illustrates that homeowners in Adams County with a mortgage spend approximately 23% of household income on housing. This population appears to be by and large stable.


Figure 3

This chart illustrates the average monthly rental rates for properties in Adams County by the number of bedrooms. The majority of studio and one bedroom units start at the $500 per month level. To be at 30% or less of household income spent on housing, annual household income would need to be over $20,000 per year.


Figure 4

This chart illustrates the average monthly rental rates for properties in Adams County by the number of bedrooms. The majority of studio and one bedroom units start at the $500 per month level. To be at 30% or less of household income spent on housing, annual household income would need to be over $20,000 per year.


Figure 5

This chart illustrates where Adams County residents are traveling to for employment and where employees are coming from to work in Adams County. The largest out migration is to York County, with 11,430 people.



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