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 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 (15.19%), teaching (9.72%), and management occupations (9.23%).
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.
One of the benefits of Americus is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.69 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. 20.70% of adults 25 and older in Americus have a college degree.
The per capita income in Americus in 2010 was $14,847, 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 $59,388 for a family of four. Americus also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.55% 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 Irish, German, British, and European.
The most common language spoken in Americus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.