Americus, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Americus Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Americus Content

Also See: Americus, GA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Americus, Georgia - Basic Facts

Real Estate Resources

The City of Americus had a population of 16,412 as of July 1, 2017. Americus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Americus is located at latitude 32.0744 and longitude -84.2228 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Americus (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 430 feet.

The City of Americus (GNIS ID: 2403093) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Americus is located within Americus Division of Sumter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Americus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Americus, GA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | GA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Americus Division | Sumter County | Georgia Counties

Search the map for:

Americus, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,412
Daytime Population: Workers 9,237
Daytime Population: Residents 10,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,410
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 15,333
Population in Familes 12,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,079
Population Density2 1,456
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $31,452
Average Household Income $46,519
Per Capita Income $18,009


Total Housing Units 7,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,687 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,614 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 825 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $94,680
Average Home Value $125,437


Total Households 6,301
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,983
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.75%
Households -0.39% -0.76%
Families -0.21% -0.89%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

Americus, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Americus to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 90th
Population Density # 95 85th
Diversity Index # 207 68th
Median Household Income # 501 20th
Per Capita Income # 460 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.

Georgia Research Tools

Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Georgia Census Data
Highest or Lowest: