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Americus, Indiana
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Location of Americus in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Location of Americus in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Washington
Area
 • Total 1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.28 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
558 ft (170 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 431
 • Density 340.71/sq mi (131.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47905
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 430134, 2583445

Americus is a small census-designated place in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

The community is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A post office was established at Americus in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.

Geography

Americus is located at 40°31'34" North, 86°45'29" West (40.526111, -86.758056) at an elevation of 558 feet, on the southern bank of the Wabash River in Washington Township.

Americus, Indiana 1878
Americus in 1878.


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 431
U.S. Decennial Census
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