Amite County MS Information


Amite County Subdivisions

Amite County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,545
Daytime Population: Workers 1,977
Daytime Population: Residents 8,034
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,011
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 12,429
Population in Familes 10,330
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $32,896
Average Household Income $47,546
Per Capita Income $19,687


Total Housing Units 6,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,210 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 942 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,481 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $82,390
Average Home Value $112,067


Total Households 5,152
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,442
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 -0.63% -0.73%
Households -0.52% -0.66%
Families -0.73% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.04%


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, 2017 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 # 75 10th
Diversity Index # 38 54th
Median Household Income # 55 34th
Per Capita Income # 40 52nd

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