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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>.
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Lyon County: www.lyoncounty.org/
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Feb 2019