Americus, GA

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2020 Population
15,319
1.19% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
29.7
0.669% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
28.2%
6.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$33,405
0.174% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$93,400
8.35% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
6,712
6.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Americus, GA had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 29.7 and a median household income of $33,405. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Americus, GA declined from 15,503 to 15,319, a −1.19% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,347 to $33,405, a 0.174% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Americus, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (64.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%), White (Hispanic) (0.966%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.633%).

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.

97.9% of the residents in Americus, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Americus, GA are Georgia Southwestern State University (700 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Americus, GA was $93,400, and the homeownership rate was 40.8%.

Most people in Americus, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Americus, GA was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Americus, GA is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.36% of Americus, GA residents were born outside of the country (515 people).

In 2020, there were 2.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.88k people) in Americus, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.75k White (Non-Hispanic) and 326 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Americus, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Americus, GA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Americus, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.88k ± 558
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.75k ± 531
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    326 ± 107
1.75%
Hispanic Population
268 people

In 2020, there were 2.08 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.88k people) in Americus, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.75k White (Non-Hispanic) and 326 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.75% of the people in Americus, GA are hispanic (268 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
    234,298 ± 11,751 people
  2. India
    98,606 ± 7,673 people
  3. Jamaica
    44,462 ± 5,166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 234,298 Georgia residents, followed by India with 98,606 and Jamaica with 44,462.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.36%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
515 people
2.03%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
314 people

As of 2020, 3.36% of Americus, GA residents (515 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Americus, GA was 2.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    149 ± 87
  2. Vietnam
    98 ± 64
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 115

Americus, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Americus, GA employs 6.71k people. The largest industries in Americus, GA are Manufacturing (1,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (849 people), and Educational Services (845 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($64,266), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,130), and Wholesale Trade ($43,472).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,276. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

6.71k
2020 Value
± 790
6.12%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Americus, GA grew at a rate of 6.12%, from 6.33k employees to 6.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Americus, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,193 people), Production Occupations (760 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (457 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

6.71k
2020 Value
± 790
6.12%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Americus, GA grew at a rate of 6.12%, from 6.33k employees to 6.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Americus, GA, are Manufacturing (1,390 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (849 people), and Educational Services (845 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

$31,206
Median earning men ± $2,664
$26,774
Median earning women ± $3,890

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,592), Construction ($62,604), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($48,316), Information ($33,783), and Public Administration ($33,557).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

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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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

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. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

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

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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
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Americus, GA awarded 700 degrees. The student population of Americus, GA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,063 male students and 2,099 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Americus, GA are White (471 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (178 and 25.8%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 3.19%), and Two or More Races (13 and 1.89%).

The largest universities in Americus, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Southwestern State University (700 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Americus, GA are Elementary Education & Teaching (207 and 29.6%), Registered Nursing (95 and 13.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (75 and 10.7%).

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
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In 2020 in Americus, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,162 (33.6% men and 66.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,162 students enrolled in Americus, GA, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,852 records, of which 68.1% were women and 31.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 53 degree-majors awarded
  2. 54 degree-majors awarded
  3. 54 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Americus, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 53 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
700 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Southwestern State University with 700 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 147 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Americus, GA, which is 0.266 times less than the 553 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 471 degrees mean that there were 2.65 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 178 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 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Americus, GA was $93,400 in 2020, which is 0.406 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $86,200 to $93,400, a 8.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Americus, GA is 40.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Americus, GA have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Americus, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Americus, GA is $33,405. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Americus, GA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $54,273, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $45,917 and $34,427.

Property

$93,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,268
$2,543
Median Property Taxes
±$388

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Americus, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

40.8%
Homeownership
2020
58.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 40.8% of the housing units in Americus, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9502
  3. Census Tract 9503

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Americus, GA was Census Tract 9505 with a value of $54,273, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9503, with respective values of $45,917 and $34,427.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$33,405
Median Household Income
± $2,933
6.24k
Number of Households
± 693

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.24k households in Americus, GA grew to $33,405 from the previous year's value of $33,347.

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.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Carpooled (15.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.97%)

In 2020, 75.2% of workers in Americus, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.3%) and those who worked at home (4.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Americus, GA have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Americus, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
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 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Americus, GA (3.98k out of 14.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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87.3% of the population of Americus, GA has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sumter County, GA see 1487 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.335% decrease from the previous year (1492 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1845 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 461 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,487 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sumter County, GA

Primary care physicians in Sumter County, GA see an average of 1,487 patients per year. This represents a 0.335% decrease from the previous year (1,492 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 28.5% between 18 and 34 years, 29.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.7% were men and 57.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Americus, GA grew by 4.62% from 12.2% to 12.7%.

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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