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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,808
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Americus demographic reports
Americus is on Muckalee Creek.
Habitat for Humanity was founded here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 136. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dan Reeves, football coach
· Chan Gailey, football coach
Local festivals include:
  • Southeast Electric Flight Festival - April 26-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Americus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Andersonville National Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Georgia Southwestern State University, South Georgia Technical Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Municipal address:
PO Box M
Americus, GA 31709

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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 31711 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Americus was $14,168, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

21% of Americus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Americus include Americus Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Americus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.


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Libraries in Americus include Lake Blackshear Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Americus include Americus Times-Recorder

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Sumter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Americus political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Americus include Days Inn Americus, Hampton Inn Americus, Holiday Inn Express Americus, Jameson Inn Americus, Windsor Hotel.

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