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Americus is a city in Sumter County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
The latitude of Americus is 32.072N. The longitude is -84.232W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,886.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Americus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sumter 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 31709 ZIP code.
5% of Americus residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $14,168, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Americus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Americus include Americus Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Americus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.
Libraries in Americus include Lake Blackshear Regional Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Americus include Americus Times-Recorder
Sumter 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 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Americus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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