Americus, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
33,943
1.08% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
0.268% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23%
0.615% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,867
5.84% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,200
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,028
0.473% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Americus, GA had a population of 33.9k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $39,867. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Americus, GA declined from 34,312 to 33,943, a −1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,669 to $39,867, a 5.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Americus, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (46.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.73%).

None of the households in Americus, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Americus, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Americus, GA are South Georgia Technical College (1,302 degrees awarded in 2022) and Georgia Southwestern State University (768 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Americus, GA was $134,200, and the homeownership rate was 59%.

Most people in Americus, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Americus, GA was 2 cars per household.

Americus, GA borders Albany, GA, Columbus, GA-AL, and Cordele, GA.

Population & Diversity

Americus, GA is home to a population of 33.9k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.66% of Americus, GA residents were born outside of the country (904 people).

In 2022, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Americus, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 865 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Americus, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Americus, GA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Americus, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 475
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 283
  3. White (Hispanic)
    865 ± 330
6.04%
Hispanic Population
2.05k people

In 2022, there were 1.06 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Americus, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k White (Non-Hispanic) and 865 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.04% of the people in Americus, GA are hispanic (2.05k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Americus, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
904 people
3.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.36k people

As of 2022, 2.66% of Americus, GA residents (904 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Americus, GA was 3.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    462 ± 136
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    366 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    231 ± 127

Americus, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Americus, GA employs 14k people. The largest industries in Americus, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,807 people), Manufacturing (1,683 people), and Retail Trade (1,570 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,143), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,012), and Information ($57,513).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14k
2022 Value
± 1,053
0.473%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Americus, GA grew at a rate of 0.473%, from 14k employees to 14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Americus, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,634 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,167 people), and Production Occupations (1,140 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Americus, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14k
2022 Value
± 1,053
0.473%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Americus, GA grew at a rate of 0.473%, from 14k employees to 14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Americus, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,807 people), Manufacturing (1,683 people), and Retail Trade (1,570 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Americus, GA, though some of these residents may live in Americus, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,187
Median earning men ± $2,123
$33,291
Median earning women ± $3,675

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($64,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,839), and Information ($58,610).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($46,667), Manufacturing ($42,826), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,452).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 304
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 179
    Retail Trade
  3. 167
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Americus, GA awarded 2,070 degrees. The student population of Americus, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,856 male students and 3,013 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Americus, GA are White (1,074 and 52.6%), followed by Black or African American (816 and 40%), Hispanic or Latino (101 and 4.95%), and Asian (26 and 1.27%).

The largest universities in Americus, GA by number of degrees awarded are South Georgia Technical College (1,302 and 62.9%) and Georgia Southwestern State University (768 and 37.1%).

The most popular majors in Americus, GA are Elementary Education & Teaching (212 and 10.2%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (162 and 7.83%), and General Business Administration & Management (106 and 5.12%).

The median tuition cost in Americus, GA for a public four year colleges is $4,064 for in-state students and $14,786 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Americus, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,869 (38.1% men and 61.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,869 students enrolled in Americus, GA, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,475 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 52 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Americus, GA was Registered Nursing with 52 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Americus, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,302 degrees awarded
  2. 768 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Georgia Technical College with 1,302 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 911 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Americus, GA, which is 0.786 times less than the 1,159 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,074 degrees mean that there were 1.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 816 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,064) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($916) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,240) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Americus, GA was $134,200 in 2022, which is 0.476 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,400 to $134,200, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Americus, GA is 59%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Americus, GA have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Americus, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Americus, GA is $39,867. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Americus, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

Property

$134,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,121
$7,213
Median Property Taxes
±$621

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Americus, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%
Homeownership
2022
58.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59% of the housing units in Americus, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Americus, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $131,660, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $116,221 and $105,910.

The following map shows all of the counties in Americus, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$39,867
Median Household Income
± $2,705
12.2k
Number of Households
± 880

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Americus, GA grew to $39,867 from the previous year's value of $37,669.

The following chart displays the households in Americus, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Americus, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.2%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Americus, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (7.2%).

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Americus, GA have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Americus, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Americus, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Americus, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Americus, GA (7.39k out of 32.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Americus, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Americus, GA has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Georgia in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.2%
Uninsured
37.8%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Americus, GA declined by 0.965% from 12.3% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Americus, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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