C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$632
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Americus Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    708
    0
  • Murder
    19
    0
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    230
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,527
    1
  • Theft
    4,209
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,886
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Americus Reviews

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Americus was where I lived during my undergraduate years and several years following graduation. During college, I found Americus to be a fun town for the most part. There is definitely little to do there, though. As I began working in the community following graduation, my opinion changed pretty drastically. I outgrew the town incredibly quickly and realized that that town was not somewhere that allowed me to grow.
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My experience here has been bittersweet. I love the small town life, but there is absolutely nothing here to keep our community together. Everyone here speaks but likes to keep it moving. I am originally from Nacogdoches Texas and I'm use to being welcomed anywhere I may go. Not many times have I lost track of time because someone I’ve never met just wants to hold a conversion. I love the school system here. I do not feel that the tax money is being used towards our children and their education in ways that it counts. I do believe some of the best teachers give their all daily for our youth. We must come together as a community and build our city up one street at a time.
Americus is a small town, where everyone knows everyone. I enjoy living here. If I had the choice of moving away, I would because there is nothing being offered here; no new businesses, no fun activities, no new restuarants,etc. It is slowly turning into a retirement city. I would love for the city to gain a movie theater, bowling alley, new restuarants,skating rink,etc.