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Overview

Introduction to Americus, Georgia

Americus, Georgia, in Sumter county, is 34 miles N of Albany, Georgia and 116 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia.

Americus History

In 1832, Senator Lovett B. Smith chartered and named Americus. It remained a small courthouse town through its first two decades. However, after a railroad arrived in 1854, Americus rapidly developed into Georgia's eighth largest city. It also went on to be a major cotton distribution center and was referred to as the "Metropolis of South Georgia." It was incorporated as a town in 1932.

Americus and nearby Attractions

  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Rylander Theatre
  • Wolf Creek Golf Club
  • Americus Country Club
  • Lake Philema

Things To Do In Americus

There are several points of interest in Americus. The Windsor Hotel, which opened in 1892, is a five storied Queen Anne edifice. The renowned Swiss architect, Gottfried L. Norman, designed it. The Americus Historic District is also worth visiting, as it has been mentioned on the National Register of Historic Places.

Americus Transportation

The Columbus Metropolitan Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Americus Higher Education

Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College are the local institutions of higher learning.

People

Total Population 16,345
Male Share of the Population 44.2%
Female Share of the Population 55.8%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,100
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 27.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,759
% Above Poverty Level 58.5%
% Below Poverty Level 41.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $632
Median House Value $83,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Americus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Albany, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Sumter
Standard Zip Codes 31709, 31719
Company Zip Codes 31710
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.072
Longitude -84.232

Americus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station AMERICUS 3 SW
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station CORDELE
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station LUMPKIN 2 SE
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andersonville 295 $33,750
De Soto 309 $36,042
Ellaville 2,022 $36,111
Leslie 365 $45,000
Plains 733 $33,269
Smithville 584 $60,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Americus Public Libraries

Library
Lake Blackshear Regional Library
307 EAST LAMAR STREET
Americus, Georgia
(229) 924-8091
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Americus Hospitals

SUMTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
100 WHEATLEY DR
(229) 924-6011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Americus High Schools

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AMERICUS HIGH SCHOOL
805 HARROLD AVENUE
229-924-3653
Serves 820 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

SUMTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
101 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD
229-924-5914
Serves 612 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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