Americus, Kansas

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Comparative Profile of Americus, Kansas

Comparing Americus to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 4
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 3 2

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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

  • 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
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
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
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Americus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 938 100%
Male 452 48.2%
Female 486 51.8%
Under 18 280 29.9%
18+ 658 70.1%
65+ 93 9.9%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.12
White 908 96.8%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 10 1.1%
Mixed Race 12 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.7%

Estimated Americus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 932
Growth -6
Growth % -0.6%

Americus Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 25.7%
German 23.7%
English 10.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
Irish 8.7%
Dutch 4.2%
Danish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Swedish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Hungarian 1.6%
Canadian 1.1%
Greek 0.9%
European 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
German Russian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Americus 938 $43,850
Admire 177 $47,250
Allen 211 $39,792
Council Grove 2,321 $37,061
Emporia 26,760 $41,571
Reading 247 $29,500
Strong City 584 $35,833

Americus Public Libraries

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

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