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Americus, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Americus Census Designated Place had a population of 452 as of July 1, 2016. Americus ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Americus is located at latitude 40.5245 and longitude -86.7446 in Tippecanoe County. The formal boundaries for the Americus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Tippecanoe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 558 feet.

The Americus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583445) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Americus Census Designated Place is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tippecanoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Americus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Americus, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 452
Population in Households 452
Population in Familes 380
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 357
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $175,694
Average Home Value $248,322


Median Household Income $48,537
Average Household Income $60,827
Per Capita Income $24,496
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.34%
Households 1.03% 1.32%
Families 0.12% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Americus, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Americus to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 494 28th
Population Density1 # 605 11th
Diversity Index2 # 414 40th
Median Household Income # 339 50th
Per Capita Income # 246 64th

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