Adin, in the Bible, family that returned from Exile.
Ballou, Adin, 1803-90, American Universalist clergyman, b. Cumberland, R.I. He was prominent in the movement that resulted in the Massachusetts Association of Universal Restorationists (1831-41). In 1841 he organized near Milford, Mass., the Hopedale Community, one of the religious utopian communities of the period. He was its president and edited its periodical, the Practical Christian. The Hopedale Community, whose dissolution as a communal enterprise began c.1857, merged (1868) with the Unitarian Hopedale Parish, of which Ballou was pastor until 1880. His writings include Practical Christian Socialism (1854), Primitive Christianity and Its Corruptions (1870), and History of the Hopedale Community (1897).

See his autobiography, edited by his son-in-law, W. S. Heywood (1896).

Adin is an unincorporated town in Modoc County, California. It was founded in 1869 by Adin McDowell and was named for him in 1870.

Demographic estimates

The United States does not define a census-designated place called Adin, but it does define a Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA), 96006. Because Adin is contained within this ZCTA, it is possible to obtain Census data from the United States 2000 Census for the area even though data for "Adin" is unavailable. Adin is located within area code 530.

As of the census of 2000, there were 599 people, 257 households, and 178 families residing in the ZCTA of 96006. The racial makeup of the town was 93.7% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. 5.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 257 households out of which 26.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% are married couples living together, 6.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.79. Adin has a bar and a general store.

The median income for a household in the town is $32,250, and the median income for a family is $34,063. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,642. 17.2% of the population and 11.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.7% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


In the state legislature Adin is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa. Federally, Adin is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11 and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.


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