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Americus, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Americus, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°30′23″N 96°15′35″W / 38.50639°N 96.25972°W / 38.50639; -96.25972
Country United States
State Kansas
County Lyon
Area
 - Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 - Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,158 ft (353 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 938
 - Density 870.1/sq mi (336.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66835
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-01675[1]
GNIS feature ID 0477176[2]

Americus is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. The population was 938 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Americus is located at 38°30′23″N 96°15′35″W / 38.50639°N 96.25972°W / 38.50639; -96.25972 (38.506448, -96.259598)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 938 people, 355 households, and 259 families residing in the city. The population density was 870.1 people per square mile (335.3/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 355.3/sq mi (136.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.80% White, 0.32% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 1.07% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 355 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,859, and the median income for a family was $43,850. Males had a median income of $29,545 versus $21,705 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,532. About 9.9% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Athletics

Americus High School achieved a record of 26-0 to win the 1961 Kansas boys Class B state basketball championship.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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