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Welcome to Americus ...

The city of Americus is located in Sumter County<1> and is the County Seat for Sumter County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Americus has a population of 15,309 people<2> (see below for details).

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 is 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 2018 Census Estimates, Americus had an population of 15,309 people. This is a decrease of 10.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Americus had a population of 17,041 people (which is 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.

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.

  • Montezuma [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Americus
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma
  • Ellaville [Schley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellaville
    • Ellaville [Schley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Americus
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,864 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellaville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellaville
  • Oglethorpe [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oglethorpe
    • Oglethorpe [Macon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Americus
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,159 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oglethorpe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oglethorpe
  • Plains [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
    • Plains [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Americus
    • Estimated population for 2018: 721 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithville [Lee County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Americus
      • Estimated population for 2018: 601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville
    • Preston [Webster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston
    • Leslie [Sumter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Sumter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Americus
      • Estimated population for 2018: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leslie
    • Bronwood [Terrell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronwood
      • Bronwood [Terrell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Americus
      • Estimated population for 2018: 372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronwood
    • Andersonville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andersonville
      • Andersonville [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Americus
      • Estimated population for 2018: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andersonville
    • De Soto [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Sumter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Americus
      • Estimated population for 2018: 175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto

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.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Sumter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Americus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Americus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Americus includes: 31709 & 31710.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0715, Longitude: -84.2242    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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