Americus, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 16,359 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 7,388  (45.2%)
Females: 8,971  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  29.2 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31709, 31719.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,408 (it was $26,808 in 2000)
Americus:

$27,408
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,962 (it was $14,168 in 2000)

Americus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,522 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Americus:

$81,522
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $96,984; Detached houses: $98,134; In 2-unit structures: $103,215; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,709; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,480; Mobile homes: $42,060

Median gross rent in 2012: $559.

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  • Black alone - 10,325 (60.1%)
  • White alone - 5,496 (32.0%)
  • Hispanic - 860 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 374 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 168 (1.0%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.05%)

Races in Americus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Americus: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (8.0%), Subsaharan African (6.5%), English (5.4%), Irish (4.5%), German (3.3%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 420 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,561 people per square mile   (low).

Americus,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Americus:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Americus city:

  • Never married: 46.0%
  • Now married: 31.4%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

478 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:  2.8%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 80 registered sex offenders living in Americus, Georgia as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Americus to the number of sex offenders is 205 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,091 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $793 (1.1%)

Americus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (34.3 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (116.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (680.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Andersonville, GA (3.1 miles ), Plains, GA (3.2 miles ), Leslie, GA (3.4 miles ), Smithville, GA (3.5 miles ), Ellaville, GA (3.5 miles ), De Soto, GA (3.5 miles ), Oglethorpe, GA (4.2 miles ), Preston, GA (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $43,600
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $45,500
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.08 N, Longitude: 84.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,989 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,175 (67.7%)

Area code: 229

Americus household income distribution Americus home values distribution

Crime rates in Americus by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 80100212020
per 100,000 42.70.05.60.00.012.26.112.10.011.60.0
Rapes 135128015121100
per 100,000 69.428.767.546.60.091.272.86.16.40.00.0
Robberies 4442342715344928363138
per 100,000 234.9241.1191.1157.387.2206.7297.3170.0229.4179.6223.7
Assaults 921021051016684136168234192181
per 100,000 491.2585.4590.2588.4383.8510.7825.11020.21491.01112.11065.5
Burglaries 202249256284332383380425471559630
per 100,000 1078.51429.11439.01654.61930.52328.62305.42580.93001.13237.83708.5
Thefts 9891,0431,1411,060765716666663666706562
per 100,000 5280.65986.36413.76175.74448.24353.14040.54026.24243.74089.23308.2
Auto thefts 5456455025364047393728
per 100,000 288.3321.4253.0291.3145.4218.9242.7285.4248.5214.3164.8
Arson 94N/A410N/AN/AN/AN/A10
per 100,000 48.123.0N/A23.358.1N/AN/AN/AN/A5.80.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 621.2579.1619.8589.9428.8617.7668.8650.5773.9708.7687.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Americus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 45 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Georgia average:

2.77
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -499 (-2.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Americus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Americus, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Americus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Americus city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1999, a category F3 tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center injured 28 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Americus-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 160.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.9 miles away from Americus center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 428.2 miles away from Americus center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 244.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Americus topographic map

Birthplace of: Alonzo Jackson - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Sep 15, 1980), Duncan U. Fletcher - Politician, Eddie Jackson - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Dec 19, 1980), George Hooks - Politician, Griffin Bell - Judge, Joanna Moore - Actress, Otis Leverette - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: May 31, 1978), Joseph Dillon Ford - Composer, Casey Weldon - Football player, Gene Gifford - Jazz guitarist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Americus:

  • HOSPICE OF AMERICUS AND SUMTER (126 EAST FURLOW STREET)
  • PHOEBE SUMTER MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 126 HIGHWAY 280 W)
  • AMERICUS DIALYSIS (227 N LEE STREET)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR ICF 1 (S LEE ST BOX 346)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR METHODIST NSG C (2001 SOUTH LEE STREET)

Airports located in Americus:

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Colleges/Universities in Americus:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University (Full-time enrollment: 2,689; Location: 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Dr.; Public; Website: gsw.edu/main/; Offers Master's degree)
  • South Georgia Technical College (FT enrollment: 1,565; Location: 900 South GA Tech Parkway; Public; Website: www.southgatech.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Americus:

  • Darton State College (about 35 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany State University (about 36 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 38 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 47 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)
  • Columbus State University (about 52 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 54 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)

Public high school in Americus:

Private high schools in Americus:

  • SOUTHLAND ACADEMY (Students: 636; Location: 123 SOUTHLAND RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE KINGS ACADEMY (Students: 18; Location: 1138 UPPER RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Americus:

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Library in Americus:

  • LAKE BLACKSHEAR REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,444,922; Location: 307 EAST LAMAR STREET; 200,228 books; 2,935 audio materials; 5,240 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 138 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • King's Academy has changed it's name to "Faith Baptist Academy" and has grade levels K-4 through 12th Grade. added by Greg

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Notable locations in Americus: Americus Country Club (A), Americus Fire and Emergency Services Station 3 (B), Americus Fire and Emergency Services Station 1 (C), Sumter County Courthouse (D), James Earl Carter Library (E), Carnegie Library (F), Americus City Hall (G), South Georiga Home for the Aged (H), Americus Fire and Emergency Services Station 2 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Pine Pointe Shopping Center (1), Perlis Plaza Shopping Center (2), Eastgate Shopping Center (3), Belair Plaza Shopping Center (4), Americas Village Shopping Center (5), Wheatley Plaza Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Americus include: Bethesda Baptist Church (A), Big Bethel Baptist Church (B), Calvary Episcopal Church (C), Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), First Methodist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Forsyth Street Cemetery (1), Sunset Memorial Gardens (2), East View Cemetery (3), Oak Grove Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Collins (A), Murphys Mill Pond (B), Hancock Lake (C), Lake Jennifer (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Town Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Americus include: Reese Park (1), Americus Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Habitat for Humanity International - Habitat Residences- Agage (322 West Lamar Street), Habitat for Humanity International (322 West Lamar Street), Habitat for Humanity (322 West Lamar Street), Habitat for Humanity - Habitat Residences- Amistrad Rear Apt (607 Oak Avenue), Habitat for Humanity International - Habitat Residences- Alila (322 West Lamar Street), Americus Welcome Center (123 West Lamar Street), Global Village & Discovery Center (726 Spring Street), Habitat for Humanity International - Habitat Residences- Belofte (322 West Lamar Street).

Hotels: Hampton Inn (1609 East Lamar Street), Americus Days Inn (1007 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd), 8 Inn of Americus (U S 19 South).

Courts: Sumter County Government - Public Defender-Southwestern Judicial Circuit- Of (416 West Lamar Street), Sumter County Government - Magistrate Court (Courthouse), Georgia State Government - Human Resources Department- Juvenile Court (603 Spring Street), Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (500 West Lamar), Sumter County Government - Probate Court (Courthouse).

Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Americus and their reported violations in the past:

AMERICUS (Population served: 17,013, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (APR-16-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2001), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-2003)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (SEP-13-2001)
BRIAR PATCH MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 195, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-17-1998 to JUL-17-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-1998), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-2003)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-1996), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-1997), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
ARLINGTON TERRACE MHP (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-29-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-07-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1999, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2001), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-05-2003), St Civil Case referred to AG (JUL-06-2004)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
MAGNOLIA PACKING HOUSE (Serves FL, Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In MAR-2008, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.0%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.4% for Black residents, 46.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 63.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Americus in 2010:

  • 844 people in college/university student housing
  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Americus in 2000:

  • 472 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 461 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Americus compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Americus (2011 data):

  • The Citizens Bank of Americus: The Citizens Bank Of Americus, Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch, Tripp Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $241.0 mil, Deposits: $212.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Middle Georgia Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Americus Main at 217 West Forsyth Street, branch established on 1892/01/01; Tripp Street Branch at 209 Tripp Street, branch established on 1998/07/07. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Synovus Bank: Magnolia Manor Branch at 2001 S. Lee Street, branch established on 2001/04/18; Sumter Bank And Trust Company Branch at 201 East Lamar Street, branch established on 1974/10/28. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • First State Bank: Americus Branch at 801 E Lamar Street, branch established on 2002/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $85.5 mil, Deposits: $79.6 mil, headquarters in Wrens, GA, negative income in the last year, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Csra Bank Corp.
  • PeoplesSouth Bank: Sumter County Branch at 102 N Prince Street, branch established on 1998/01/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.5 mil, Deposits: $446.4 mil, headquarters in Colquitt, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Peoplessouth Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Americus, Georgia:

  • Days Inn, 1605 E Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709 , Phone: (229) 924-2726, Fax: (229) 924-0982
  • Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel, 125 W Lamar, Americus, GA 31709 , Phone: (229) 924-1555, Fax: (229) 924-1555
  • Rees Park Garden Inn, 504 Reese Park, Americus, GA 31709 , Phone: (229) 931-0122
  • Hampton Inn, 1609 E Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709 , Phone: (229) 924-3890, Fax: (229) 924-3834
  • Baymont Inn Suites Americus, 1611 E Lamar St, Americus, GA 31709 , Phone: (229) 928-5400, Fax: (229) 928-9919
  • Quality Inn, 1205 S mlk jr Blvd, Americus, GA 31709 , Phone: (229) 924-4431, Fax: (229) 924-9602
  • Days Inn, 1007 S MLK JR Blvd, Americus, GA 31719 , Phone: (229) 924-3613, Fax: (229) 924-3614
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Americus, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Americus travel time to work - commute Americus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Americus city (based on Sumter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.18%
Here: 41.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents54.6%25.3%3.5%2.7%2.5%
Congregations40.8%20.4%2.0%2.0%4.1%
NameChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.6%1.0%4.9%
Congregations6.1%2.0%2.0%2.0%18.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Sumter County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Sumter County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Sumter County:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

28.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$31,124$37,3490$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,105$66,6307$4,955
Judicial and Legal 1$2,759$33,1083$1,866
Police Protection - Officers 37$128,981$41,8320$0
Police - Other 7$16,671$28,5791$735
Firefighters 47$150,277$38,3690$0
Fire - Other 3$7,906$31,6240$0
Correction 8$20,006$30,0090$0
Streets and Highways 7$29,882$51,2260$0
Solid Waste Management 4$11,736$35,2080$0
Sewerage 11$26,130$28,5050$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$10,410$41,6400$0
Water Supply 6$15,925$31,8500$0
Gas Supply 7$22,229$38,1070$0
Transit 5$9,272$22,2530$0
Other and Unallocable 7$22,193$38,0453$2,411
Totals for Government 165$516,606$37,57114$9,967

Americus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,840,000 ($234.73)
    Police Protection: $2,574,000 ($157.34)
    Fire Protection: $2,286,000 ($139.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,051,000 ($125.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,748,000 ($106.85)
    Sewerage: $1,165,000 ($71.21)
    General - Other: $1,047,000 ($64.00)
    Central Staff Services: $650,000 ($39.73)
    Housing & Community Development: $553,000 ($33.80)
    Regular Highways: $498,000 ($30.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $316,000 ($19.32)
    Welfare - Other: $166,000 ($10.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $164,000 ($10.03)
    Libraries: $100,000 ($6.11)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($4.22)
    Health Services - Other: $38,000 ($2.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($1.83)
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000 ($1.28)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($0.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $239,000 ($14.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks & Recreation: $310,000 ($18.95)
    Libraries: $100,000 ($6.11)
    Corrections: $28,000 ($1.71)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $474,000 ($28.97)
    General: $18,000 ($1.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing & Community Development: $1,027,000 ($62.78)
    General - Other: $523,000 ($31.97)
    Water Utilities: $279,000 ($17.05)
    Sewerage: $186,000 ($11.37)
    Regular Highways: $153,000 ($9.35)
    Fire Protection: $86,000 ($5.26)
    Central Staff: $45,000 ($2.75)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($2.69)
    Welfare - Other: $35,000 ($2.14)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($1.77)
    Gas Utilities: $18,000 ($1.10)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,103,000 ($311.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $233,000 ($14.24)

Americus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,700,000 ($103.92)
    Sewerage: $1,345,000 ($82.22)
    All Other: $503,000 ($30.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $33,000 ($2.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,690,000 ($103.31)
    All Other: $280,000 ($17.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $744,000 ($45.48)
    General Revenue, NEC: $577,000 ($35.27)
    Property Sale Other: $36,000 ($2.20)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $4,467,000 ($273.06)
    Water Utilities: $2,017,000 ($123.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $588,000 ($35.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $379,000 ($23.17)
    Highways: $74,000 ($4.52)
  • Tax - Property: $2,490,000 ($152.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $887,000 ($54.22)
    Public Utilities: $861,000 ($52.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $396,000 ($24.21)
    NEC: $370,000 ($22.62)

Americus government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,509,000 ($459.01)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $3,760,000 ($229.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,455,000 ($211.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,912,000 ($422.52)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $597,000 ($36.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $305,000 ($18.64)

Americus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $277,000 ($16.93)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,431,000 ($393.12)

5.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dougherty County, GA  0.55% ($21,696 average AGI)
from Schley County, GA  0.29% ($24,759)
from Lee County, GA  0.26% ($39,462)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dougherty County, GA  0.50% ($20,365 average AGI)
to Schley County, GA  0.45% ($26,574)
to Fulton County, GA  0.44% ($22,304)

Strongest AM radio stations in Americus:

  • WISK (1390 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Americus:

  • WISK-FM (98.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDEC-FM (94.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJIZ-FM (96.3 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEAM-FM (100.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, GA; Owner: DAVIS BROADCASTING INC., OF COLUMBUS)

TV broadcast stations around Americus:

  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLTZ (Channel 38; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: LEWIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WXTX (Channel 54; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WSST-TV (Channel 55; CORDELE, GA; Owner: SUNBELT-SOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Americus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 52 meters (171ft)
Total costs: $2,707,000
Total average daily traffic: 136,333
Total average daily truck traffic: 8

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Americus, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Americus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Americus, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Americus)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 69 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Americus)
Most common first names in Americus, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24678.6 years
John18972.8 years
James17171.1 years
William14476.8 years
Willie13571.2 years
Annie11879.4 years
George10375.0 years
Robert8869.4 years
Charles6472.9 years
Henry6070.7 years
Most common last names in Americus, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12777.4 years
Williams11572.2 years
Johnson10373.5 years
Davis8375.2 years
Brown7973.1 years
Jones7674.5 years
Carter7372.4 years
Jackson6373.4 years
Wilson5074.5 years
Harris4873.8 years
Businesses in Americus, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Rite Aid1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1The Room Place1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS6
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Waffle House1
Lowe's1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1

Americus on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
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