Americus is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 15,108 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Americus is the 53rd largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Americus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Americus is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Americus who work in office and administrative support (15.18%), law enforcement and fire fighting (7.16%), and teaching (6.67%).
Americus is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Americus enrolled in college, Americus has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Americus is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.44 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Americus doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Americus citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.19% of adults 25 and older in Americus have a college degree.
The per capita income in Americus in 2018 was $18,774, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,096 for a family of four. However, Americus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Americus also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.25% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Americus is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Americus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Americus residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Americus include English, Irish, German, Italian, and British.
The most common language spoken in Americus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.