Americus, GA
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Americus is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,028 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Americus is the 53rd largest community in Georgia.

Americus is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Americus is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Americus who work in office and administrative support (16.16%), teaching (9.81%), and management occupations (8.87%).

In addition, Americus is a college town. There are a lot of students in Americus attending college, and as a result Americus provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Americus spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.83 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Americus is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Americus citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.81% of adults in Americus have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Americus in 2010 was $16,965, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,860 for a family of four. Americus also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.79% 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, German, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Americus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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