For population 25 years and over in Americus:
For population 15 years and over in Americus city:
19 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,474 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (48.0 miles , pop. 122,377).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (81.4 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (395.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Dunlap, KS (2.7 miles) , Emporia, KS (2.8 miles ), Bushong, KS (3.1 miles) , Allen, KS (3.4 miles ), Admire, KS (3.6 miles) , Reading, KS (4.0 miles ), Council Grove, KS (4.0 miles ), Strong City, KS (4.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.51 N, Longitude: 96.26 W
Area code: 620
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+4.8%).
Work and jobs in Americus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Americus, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Americus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/8/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Americus city center killed 6 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Americus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.8 miles away from Americus center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Grant F. Timmerman - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Ross Grimsley (1950s pitcher) - Baseball player.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.3%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Americus compared to Kansas state average:
Banks with branches in Americus (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Americus (based on Lyon County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.00%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
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Americus government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,989 average adjusted gross income)
0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($155 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
9.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,765 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Americus fatal accident list:
Sep 7, 1979 05:33 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 75
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 85
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Americus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.