Amite County MS Information


Amite County Subdivisions

Amite County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,690
Population in Households 12,574
Population in Familes 10,471
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 5,262
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,339 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 923 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,344 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $77,798
Average Home Value $110,313


Median Household Income $31,322
Average Household Income $44,779
Per Capita Income $18,727
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.67%
Households -0.27% -0.5%
Families -0.51% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.


Amite County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amite County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi 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 # 63 24th
Population Density1 # 75 10th
Diversity Index2 # 37 57th
Median Household Income # 54 35th
Per Capita Income # 42 50th

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