Amite County, Mississippi Population 2024

12,569

Amite County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 12,569 with a growth rate of -0.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Amite County, Mississippi is the 60th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 13,137 and has seen a growth of -4.32% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,444-25-0.2%
202812,469-25-0.2%
202712,494-25-0.2%
202612,519-25-0.2%
202512,544-25-0.2%
202412,569-25-0.2%
202312,594-25-0.2%
202212,619-25-0.2%
202112,644-55-0.43%
202012,6994133.36%
201912,286-36-0.29%
201812,322-128-1.03%
201712,45080.06%
201612,442-111-0.88%
201512,553-52-0.41%
201412,605-251-1.95%
201312,856-81-0.63%
201212,937-204-1.55%
201113,14140.03%
201013,137
199013,328-41-0.31%
198013,369-394-2.86%
197013,763-1,810-11.62%
196015,573-3,688-19.15%
195019,261-2,631-12.02%
194021,8922,18011.06%
193019,7127523.97%
192018,960-3,994-17.4%
191022,9542,24610.85%
190020,7082,51013.79%
189018,1984,19429.95%
188014,0043,03127.62%
187010,973-1,363-11.05%
186012,3362,64227.25%
18509,6941831.92%
18409,5111,57719.88%
18307,9341,08115.77%
18206,8532,10344.27%
18104,750-7,694-61.83%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.2% (-25)
County Website
Amite County
County Seat
2010 Population
13,137
Area
730 mi²
Density
17 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-4.32% (-568)
Founded
1809

Amite County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,34857.94%
Black or African American5,10140.22%
Two or more races1841.45%
Other race280.22%
Native American180.14%
Asian40.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Amite County, Mississippi Population by Race

Amite County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Amite County, Mississippi Median Age

48.2

Total

48.4

Male

47.9

Female

Amite County, Mississippi Adults

There are 10,083 adults, (3,116 of whom are seniors) in Amite County, Mississippi.

Amite County, Mississippi Age Dependency

82

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Amite County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female6,73553.1%
Male5,94846.9%

Amite County, Mississippi Population by Age

Amite County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8342.1580.919.1
Married2,4622.7986.513.5
Non Family2,3031.0778.221.8
Female8913.0768.831.2
Male1782.781000
showing: 5 rows

2.83

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

80.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Amite County, Mississippi Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Amite County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Amite County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 16.39%.

Amite County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,732

Average Earnings

$57,234

Average Male

$24,146

Average Female

Amite County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Amite County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Amite County, Mississippi Language

99.41% of Amite County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Amite County, Mississippi Language

Amite County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,0472,54650.45%
White7,28182511.33%
Native181583.33%
Multiple184126.52%
Hispanic77100%
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27.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.97%

Male Poverty Rate

29.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amite County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amite County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amite County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 6.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.64%.

Amite County, Mississippi Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade64.77%
High School22.93%
Some College17.9%
Bachelors or Greater4.24%
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Amite County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.74%
Female Employed17.12%
Female Unemployed10.59%
Male Employed4.45%
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Amite County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Amite County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Amite County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Amite County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Amite County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Amite County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Amite County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

555

Number of Veterans

532

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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Amite County, Mississippi Veterans by War

count

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Amite County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Amite County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Amite County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amite County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

40.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Amite County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Amite County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Amite County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.14%

Born in Amite County, Mississippi

99.78%

Native Born

0.22%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

0.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.78% of Amite County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 75.14% having been born in Mississippi. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Amite County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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