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Americus, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Americus had a population of 918 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Americus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Americus: Orleans, Sheridan.

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Americus, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 918
Daytime Population: Workers 137
Daytime Population: Residents 357
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 494
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 915
Population in Familes 784
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 823
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,531
Average Household Income $63,273
Per Capita Income $24,925


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $108,203
Average Home Value $141,885


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.35%
Households 0.35% 0.27%
Families 1.01% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

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, 2017 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 # 215 68th
Population Density # 333 51st
Diversity Index # 411 39th
Median Household Income # 210 69th
Per Capita Income # 416 38th

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