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Welcome to Americus ...

The city of Americus is located in Lyon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Americus has a population of 890 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 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 (with a count of 938 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Americus had an population of 890 people. This is a decrease of 0.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.12% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Americus ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Americus and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Admire   [Map]   154   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Allen   [Map]   174   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bushong   [Map]   33   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cottonwood Falls   [Map]   875   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Council Grove   [Map]   2,051   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Emporia   [Map]   24,724   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Americus. If available, we provide a satellite 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 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 ...

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: www.lyoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

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 '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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Americus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 38.5070, Longitude: -96.2604     [Map].

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