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Welcome to Americus ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Americus has a population of 15,108 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Americus.
Americus is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Americus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Americus (for example, toward Eufaula (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Americus lies within the (229) area code.
The ZIP codes for Americus: 31709-31710<4>
Websites for Americus ...
Official Website: www.americus-online.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.americus-sumterchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Americus had an population of 15,108 people. This is a decrease of 11.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.2% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Americus had a population of 17,041 people (or 51.92% of the total population of Sumter County). This makes Americus the county's most populous community.
The population of Americus represents 0.18% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,041 people, the population of Americus has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,013 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Americus.
Adding Americus to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Americus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Americus elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .
We also found Americus mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Americus on our Genealogy Page.
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, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Americus.
Communities near Americus ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Americus.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Americus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Americus.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Americus.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Americus. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Americus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Americus.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Americus: www.americus-online.com/
The official website for Sumter County: www.sumter-ga.com/
The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021