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People

Total Population 841
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 447
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,625
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $482
Median House Value $79,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 18.1%

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

Americus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles SW of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles NE of Wichita, Kansas
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 66835
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.506
Longitude -96.261

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 EMPORIA 3 NW
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Station COTTONWOOD FALLS
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Station COUNCIL GROVE LAKE
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Admire 128 $41,875
Allen 286 $31,667
Council Grove 2,319 $48,750
Emporia 24,739 $43,935
Reading 298 $39,375

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

Americus Public Libraries

Library
Americus Township Library
710 MAIN P. O. BOX 404
Americus, Kansas
(620) 443-5503

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