Americus, Georgia Population 2020

14,735

Americus is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 14,735, it is the 72nd largest city in Georgia and the 2330th largest city in the United States. Americus is currently declining at a rate of -1.91% annually and its population has decreased by -13.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,041 in 2010. Americus reached it's highest population of 17,013 in 2000. Spanning over 12 miles, Americus has a population density of 1,304 people per square mile.

The average household income in Americus is $43,935 with a poverty rate of 33.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $699 per month, and the median house value is $85,500. The median age in Americus is 29.3 years, 27.7 years for males, and 31.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.5 males.

Americus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Americus was:

  • Black or African American: 67.21%
  • White: 28.71%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Americus, Georgia is 14,735, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,309.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,041.

Americus, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,765-102-0.29%
201934,867-102-0.29%
201834,969-102-0.29%
201735,071-458-1.31%
201635,529-362-1.02%
201535,891-465-1.30%
201436,356-76-0.21%
201336,432-176-0.48%
201236,608-501-1.37%
201137,109-591-1.59%
201037,7000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American10,52567.21%
White4,49528.71%
Two or More Races3452.20%
Asian1440.92%
Some Other Race1320.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.11%

Americus Population Pyramid 2020

Americus Median Age

29.3


Total

27.7


Male

31.1


Female

Americus Adults

There are 11,693 adults, (1,920 of whom are seniors) in Americus.

Americus Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Americus Sex Ratio

Female

8,773

56.03%

Male

6,886

43.97%

Americus Households and Families

Americus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Americus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
Male40.9%59.1%
All39.8%60.2%
Non Family34.1%65.9%
Female15.5%84.5%

39.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2742.3139.8
Non Family2,5921.1434.1
Married1,7683.0169
Female1,5203.415.5
Male3942.5940.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Americus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4505.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,21613.85%
High School Graduate2,77131.57%
Some College1,79320.43%
Associates Degree8319.47%
Bachelors Degree8099.22%
Graduate Degree90710.33%

Americus Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,6504,212458
White2,8602,6491,123
Asian13613684
Hispanic937621
Multiple Races434333
Other Race2626
Native American993

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 76.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,065$36,886$25,789
Less Than High School$18,223$26,908$
High School Grad$30,864$37,031$22,349
Some College$28,113$32,837$24,920
Bachelors Degree$43,906$48,125$
Graduate Degree$47,656$56,944$42,969

$31,065

Average Earnings

$36,886

Average Male

$25,789

Average Female

Americus Language

Americus Language by Age

Americus Language

95.65% of Americus residents speak only English, while 4.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Americus Poverty

Americus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,9884,27242.77%
White3,87446812.08%
Hispanic26114455.17%
Other13211990.15%
Multiple2676223.22%
Asian13610.74%

33.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.13%

Male Poverty Rate

37.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Americus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Americus is Other, with 90.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Americus is Asian, with 0.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.08%
Some College27.68%
High School24.81%
Bachelors or Greater1.67%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed67.16%
Female Unemployed64.49%
Female Employed19.33%
Male Employed9.06%

Americus Income

Americus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,703$43,935
Families$40,701$52,567
Married Families$61,731-
Non Families$21,644$30,551

Americus Marital Status

Americus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.4%

Male Marriage Rate

26.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Americus Married by Age and Sex

Americus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Americus Marital Status by Race

Americus Veterans

524

Number of Veterans

446

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War201
First Gulf War162
Vietnam100
Korea58
World War II49
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54173
75+124
65 to 74100
55 to 64100
18 to 3427
Name Veterans % of Total
White2787.18%
Black2433.31%
Indian333.33%

$Americus Veterans by Education

12.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Americus Employment Status

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Americus Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.06%

Born in Georgia

97.91%

Native Born

2.09%

Foreign Born

1.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.91% of Americus residents were born in the United States, with 82.06% having been born in Georgia. 1.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,735-287-1.91%
201915,022-287-1.87%
201815,309-64-0.42%
201715,373-287-1.83%
201615,660-176-1.11%
201515,836-304-1.88%
201416,140-58-0.36%
201316,198-158-0.97%
201216,356-285-1.71%
201116,641-358-2.11%
201016,999-14-0.01%
200017,0135010.30%
199016,5123920.24%
198016,120290.02%
197016,0912,6191.79%
196013,4722,0831.69%
195011,3892,1082.07%
19409,2815210.58%
19308,760-250-0.28%
19209,0109471.12%
19108,0633890.50%
19007,6741,2761.84%
18906,3982,7635.82%
18803,6353761.10%
18703,2590.00%