Adams Center is a census designated place in the Town of Adams, Jefferson County, New York. It is part of the Watertown-Fort Drum Metro Area. It has a total area of 5.0 square miles. 0.20% of the total area is water, and the rest is land. It was formerly known as "Adams Five Corners." It was then changed to the current name, but spelt as "Adams Centre", which was changed in the early twentieth century.
Construction, retail trade and accomodation and food services are the major commercial activities here. Maynard P. Wilson Elementary School is the local public school. The closest hospital is Samaritan Medical Center, located 15 miles away in Watertown. KeyBank National Association has a branch here. The cost of living here is 1.00% higher than the country average.
The area gets 32 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 143. The amount of snowfall is quite high.