Zip Code 31709 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameAmericus
Zip Code StateGeorgia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Sumter
Secondary County: Lee
Area Code229
Current Population:16019
Racial Majority:White 44.92%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 80.8%
Unemployment Rate:6.3%
Median Household Income$37955
Average Adjusted Gross Income$48750
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time17.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range249 - 459 ft.
Area123 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)32.05013500, -84.13675100

Zip Code 31709 Description

Zip Code 31709 is located in the state of Georgia in the Columbus, GA metro area. Zip code 31709 is primarily located in Sumter County. Portions of 31709 are also located in Lee County. The official US Postal Service name for 31709 is AMERICUS, Georgia. Portions of zip code 31709 are contained within or border the city limits of Americus, GA, Smithville, GA, . The area code for zip code 31709 is 229. 31709 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Georgia.

The current unemployment level in 31709 is 6.3% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 7.2% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 31709 decreased to 16019 from 27000 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 31709 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 31709 public schools is Black. 83.7% of students in 31709 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 7205 44.92% 6862 +5%
 Black Or African American 7392 46.09% 7551 -2%
 Hispanic 936 5.84% 1053 -11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 58 0.36% 41 +41%
 Asian 175 1.09% 357 -51%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 9 -100%
 Other Race 9 0% 9 -100%
 Two Or More Races 137 1.7% 137 +99%

Zip Code 31709 Race/Ethnicity

 White 10.5%
 Black Or African American 80.8%
 Hispanic 6.9%
 Asian 0.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 1%

Zip Code 31709 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1601927000
Male Population45.70%
Female Population54.30%
Total Households6097
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$37955
Income Under $50K Per Year63.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year11.10%
31709 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Georgia District 2Sanford BishopDemocrat
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31709 Georgia State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
138Mike CheokasRepublican
152Ed RyndersRepublican
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31709 Georgia State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
12Freddie Powell SimsDemocrat
13Greg KirkRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$171372
Average Real Estate Sale Price$105577
Current Unemployment Level 6.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.9%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 65k - Coastal Plain Red Uplands
Average First Frost DatesNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMarch 21 - 31

Zip Code 31709 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)34374349586569686352433752
Avg Max Temp (°F)57626976838991908678686076
Avg Precip (In.)5.564.765.143.613.4545.273.743.322.293.664.0848.86
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Americus, GA
CBSA Type31709
CBSA Population36844
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 31709
Americus Sumter (Old Americus-Sumter HS S) High SchoolSumter
Lee County High SchoolLee
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 31709
Sumter County Middle SchoolSumter