Americus, GA

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Population

35,855

0.841% decline

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$35,189

0.102% growth

Poverty Rate

31.7%


Number of Employees

13,585

0.374% decline

Median Property Value

$84,700

4.19% decline

About

In 2017, Americus, GA had a population of 35.9k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $35,189. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Americus, GA declined from 36,159 to 35,855, a -0.841% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,153 to $35,189, a 0.102% increase.

The population of Americus, GA is 48.8% Black or African American Alone, 43.7% White Alone, and 5.25% Hispanic or Latino. 6.28% of the people in Americus, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Americus, GA are South Georgia Technical College (1,442 degrees awarded in 2016) and Georgia Southwestern State University (517 degrees).

The median property value in Americus, GA is $84,700, and the homeownership rate is 57.2%. Most people in Americus, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Americus, GA is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Americus, GA employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Americus, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,279 people), Manufacturing (2,076 people), and Educational Services (1,573 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,941), Utilities ($49,792), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,149).

Median household income in Americus, GA is $35,189. Males in Americus, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Americus, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,189

2017 value

± $2,376

0.102%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Americus, GA have a median annual income of $35,189, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,153 in 2016, which represents a 0.102% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Americus, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Americus, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Americus, GA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Americus, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Americus, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $102,084, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $84,742 and $76,368.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Americus, GA (10.7k out of 33.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    7,521 ± 575

  2. White

    2,332 ± 305

  3. Hispanic

    815 ± 187

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.6k

2017 Value

± 815

-0.374%

1 Year decline

± 8.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Americus, GA declined at a rate of -0.374%, from 13.6k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Americus, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,825 people), Production Occupations (1,514 people), and Management Occupations (1,102 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Americus, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Americus, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,825 people), Production Occupations (1,514 people), and Management Occupations (1,102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Americus, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.61 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.43 times), and Production Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Americus, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($95,662), Legal Occupations ($75,125), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,829).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.6k

2017 Value

± 815

-0.374%

1 Year decline

± 8.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Americus, GA declined at a rate of -0.374%, from 13.6k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Americus, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,279 people), Manufacturing (2,076 people), and Educational Services (1,573 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Americus, GA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,279 people), Manufacturing (2,076 people), and Educational Services (1,573 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Americus, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.46 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.56 times), and Manufacturing (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Americus, GA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,941), Utilities ($49,792), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,149).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.6% of the population of Americus, GA has health coverage, with 34.2% on employee plans, 27.4% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Americus, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Americus, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.4%

Uninsured

34.2%

Employer Coverage

27.4%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Americus, GA declined by 6.89% from 15.5% to 14.4%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Americus, GA is home to a population of 35.9k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.08% of Americus, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Americus, GA is composed of 17.5k Black or African American Alone residents (48.8%), 15.7k White Alone residents (43.7%), 1.88k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.25%), 426 Two or More Races residents (1.19%), 344 Asian Alone residents (0.959%), 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0669%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0279%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Americus, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,667 speakers), Chinese (170 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (114 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Americus, GA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Americus, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Americus, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.08% of Americus, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Americus, GA was 2.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Americus, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Americus, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Americus, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Americus, GA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    17.5k ± 327

  2. White Alone

    15.7k ± 282

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.88k ± 393

In 2017, there were 1.11 times more Black or African American Alone residents (17.5k people) in Americus, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k White Alone and 1.88k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Americus, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,667 speakers (4.9%)

  2. Chinese

    170 speakers (0.5%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    114 speakers (0.335%)

6.28% of Americus, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Americus, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.9% of the overall population of Americus, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.5% speak Chinese and 0.335% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    555 ± 129

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    418 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    317 ± 106

Americus, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Americus, GA awarded 1,959 degrees. The student population of Americus, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,900 male students and 2,883 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Americus, GA are White (1,058 and 54.3%), followed by Black or African American (785 and 40.3%), Hispanic or Latino (67 and 3.44%), and Asian (23 and 1.18%).

The largest universities in Americus, GA by number of degrees awarded are South Georgia Technical College (1,442 and 73.6%) and Georgia Southwestern State University (517 and 26.4%).

The most popular majors in Americus, GA are Food Preparation Assistant (138 and 7.04%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (132 and 6.74%), and Welding Technology (112 and 5.72%).

The median tuition costs in Americus, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,886 and $14,142 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 90 degrees awarded

  2. 138 degrees awarded

  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Americus, GA was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 90 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Americus, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,442 degrees awarded

  2. 517 degrees awarded

$3,886

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Americus, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Georgia Technical College with 1,442 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

972

Degrees Awarded to Men

987

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 972 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Americus, GA, which is 0.985 times less than the 987 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,058 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    785 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Americus, GA were to White students. These 1,058 degrees mean that there were 1.35 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 785 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Americus, GA was $84,700 in 2017, which is 0.389 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,400 to $84,700, a 4.19% decrease. The homeownership rate in Americus, GA is 57.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Americus, GA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Americus, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,189

Median Household Income

± $2,376

13.8k

Number of Households

± 827

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.8k households in Americus, GA grew to $35,189 from the previous year's value of $35,153.

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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Housing

Property Value

$84,700

2017 Median

± $4,525

$88,400

2016 Median

± $4,999

In 2017, the median property value in Americus, GA declined from to $84,700 from the previous year's value of $88,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Americus, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Americus, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Americus, GA 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

57.2%

2017 Homeownership

57.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.2% of the housing units in Americus, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Americus, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Americus, GA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Americus, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Americus, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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