Amite County MS Information


Amite County Subdivisions

Amite County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,573
Population in Households 12,457
Population in Familes 10,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $34,891
Average Household Income $50,103
Per Capita Income $20,751


Total Housing Units 6,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,465 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 702 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,468 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $85,801
Average Home Value $120,258


Total Households 5,167
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,445
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.66%
Households -0.42% -0.6%
Families -0.64% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.13%


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, 2018 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 # 65 22nd
Population Density # 74 11th
Diversity Index # 38 55th
Median Household Income # 43 49th
Per Capita Income # 30 65th

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