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Americus is a city in Lyon County, in the Emporia metro area.
The community was named for explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Americus. For links to other places called Americus, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Americus is 38.506N. The longitude is -96.261W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,158 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 944.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Americus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lyon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66835 ZIP code.
24% of Americus residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Americus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Americus was $14,532, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Americus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Americus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $260. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.
Libraries in Americus include Americus Township Library ... View libraries
Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Americus political report.
The average commute time for Americus workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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