Americus, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Americus, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Americus had a population of 935 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Americus is located at latitude 38.5064 and longitude -96.2613 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Americus (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The City of Americus (GNIS ID: 2393946) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Americus is located within Township of Americus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyon County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Americus: Orleans, Sheridan.

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Americus, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 935
Population in Households 932
Population in Familes 800
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 838
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $51,737
Average Household Income $61,561
Per Capita Income $24,073


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $119,295
Average Home Value $141,562


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% 0.59%
Households 0.47% 0.54%
Families 1.11% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Americus, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Americus to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 214 68th
Population Density # 332 51st
Diversity Index # 395 41st
Median Household Income # 275 59th
Per Capita Income # 450 33rd

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