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Americus, Kansas

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Welcome to Americus ...

The city of Americus is located in Lyon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Americus has a population of 884 people<1> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Americus: Named after "Americus Vespucius", the Latinised form of Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512).

Americus is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Americus lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Americus: (620)

The ZIP code for Americus: 66835<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Americus had a population of 894 people. This makes Americus the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Americus represents 0.03% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 213rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 894 people, the population of Americus decreased 4.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 938 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Americus had an population of 884 people. This is a decrease of 1.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Americus.

Communities near Americus ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Americus and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2015
Admire   [Map]   155   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Allen   [Map]   176   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bushong   [Map]   34   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cottonwood Falls   [Map]   872   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Council Grove   [Map]   2,086   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Emporia   [Map]   24,649   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Americus.

Communities Also Named Americus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Americus - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi and Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Americus.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Americus. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Americus. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Americus. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Americus:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Americus ...

Looking for more information about Americus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Americus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Americus.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Americus. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Lyon County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Americus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lyon County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Americus.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Americus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Americus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Americus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Americus. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Americus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Americus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Americus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Americus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5065, Longitude: -96.2614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Americus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Americus.


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