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Income/capita 47%
Household income 55%
Unemployment 138%
IndexAmericusGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$15,837$26,678$29,829
Median household income$24,882$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,602$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,118$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$22,955$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$16,732$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate11.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level42.2%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Americus is 47% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Americus is 55% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Americus is 138% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Americus is 179% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $16,586$24,882$49,764
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Americus median earnings by income bracket

      Americus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.5%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector16.7%6.5%
      Financial & insurance services4.3%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%9.1%
      Public administration7.9%6.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%0.4%
      Education, health & social services21.4%45.4%
      Other26.2%23.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      De Soto, GA303$35,25036%
      Leslie, GA435$33,75039%
      Smithville, GA655$31,25044%
      Andersonville, GA250$29,79246%
      Plains, GA721$28,75048%
      Americus, GA16,185$24,88255%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Avocado Heights, CA16,188$71,79930%
      Floral Park, NY16,189$103,64487%
      Dublin, GA16,189$27,84750%
      Hope Mills, NC16,189$47,94113%
      Wailuku, HI16,179$68,45324%
      Americus, GA16,185$24,88255%
      Source: The Americus, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).