Americus, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 423.
Males: 214  (50.8%)
Females: 209  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 47905.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,361
Americus:

$51,361
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,998

Americus CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $151,100
Americus:

$151,100
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $205,931; Detached houses: $204,613

Median gross rent in 2016: $716.

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  • Races in Americus, IN (2010)

    Americus races chart
    • 41798.6%White alone
    • 40.9%Hispanic
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Americus: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.9%), American (17.6%), Scottish (9.1%), Slavic (7.9%), Irish (7.3%), English (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 555 feet

Americus,IN real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Americus:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%

For population 15 years and over in Americus CDP:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (10.1 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (60.2 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (102.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Colburn, IN (1.6 miles) , Buck Creek, IN (1.6 miles ), Battle Ground, IN (2.2 miles ), Delphi, IN (2.5 miles ), Brookston, IN (2.8 miles ), West Lafayette, IN (3.2 miles ), Yeoman, IN (3.2 miles) , Lafayette, IN (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 40.53 N, Longitude: 86.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Americus household income distribution Americus home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (57%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (34%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (57%)
  • Legal occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (34%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (28%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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

Tornado activity:

Americus-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Americus place center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 5.5 miles away from the place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Americus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from Americus center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 220.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.2 miles away from Americus center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 151.5 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 Tippecanoe County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Americus:

  • ST ELIZABETH HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DELPHI, IN)
  • BIRCHWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DELPHI, IN)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT DELPHI (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DELPHI, IN)
  • CDC INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DELPHI, IN)
  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN)

Amtrak station near Americus:

  • 11 miles: LAFAYETTE (DEPOT AT 200 NORTH ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Americus:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 11 miles; West Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 38,271)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 34 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 51 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 52 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Butler University (about 57 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)
  • Marian University (about 58 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 58 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)

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Cemeteries: Americus Cemetery (1), Cunningham Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tippecanoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.4. This is about average.

City:

83.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.6%
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.7%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Indiana average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Americus CDP (based on Tippecanoe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,0116
Evangelical Protestant19,71079
Mainline Protestant13,49936
Other2,99616
Orthodox1351
Black Protestant1191
None116,310-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Tippecanoe County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Tippecanoe County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Tippecanoe County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Tippecanoe County:

27.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

14.3%

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IN  0.40% ($31,888 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IN  0.37% ($30,879)
from White County, IN  0.35% ($29,800)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.15%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.61% ($30,084 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($31,267)
to Clinton County, IN  0.26% ($31,080)

Strongest AM radio stations in Americus:

  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WASK (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLAS (1410 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Americus:

  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)
  • WSHW (99.7 FM; FRANKFORT, IN; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WBAA-FM (101.3 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHPL (89.9 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIMC (103.9 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEF (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: LAFAYETTE SCHOOL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Americus:

  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • 3,202Total average daily traffic
  • 175Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,276Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

Americus compared to Indiana state average:

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