Amite County, Mississippi Population 2020

Amite County, Mississippi's estimated population is 12,090 with a growth rate of -0.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Amite County, Mississippi is the 64th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,090-118-0.97%
201912,208-118-0.96%
201812,326-118-0.95%
201712,444180.14%
201612,426-120-0.96%
201512,546-52-0.41%
201412,598-252-1.96%
201312,850-81-0.63%
201212,931-202-1.54%
201113,13330.02%
201013,130-198-1.49%
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%
192018,960-3,994-17.40%
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%
18104,7500.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.97%
County Website
Founded
1809
County Seat

Amite County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,15657.39%
Black or African American5,23942.02%
Asian380.30%
Two or More Races320.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.02%

Amite County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Amite County, Mississippi Median Age

46.5


Total

43.8


Male

48.5


Female

Amite County, Mississippi Adults

There are 9,876 adults, (2,762 of whom are seniors) in Amite County, Mississippi.

Amite County, Mississippi Age Dependency

75.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Amite County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

6,461

51.82%

Male

6,007

48.18%

Amite County, Mississippi Households and Families

Amite County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Amite County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
Male86.3%13.8%
All85%15%
Non Family83.9%16.1%
Female71%29%

85.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0032.4785
Married2,2343.2390.9
Non Family1,8101.0783.9
Female7993.3871
Male1603.1386.3

3.22

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Amite County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5596.12%
9th to 12th Grade1,29814.21%
High School Graduate3,71640.67%
Some College1,60717.59%
Associates Degree7638.35%
Bachelors Degree7428.12%
Graduate Degree4514.94%

Amite County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,4434,632753
Black3,6362,590414
Asian383826
Multiple Races1616
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,133$33,150$20,437
Less Than High School$15,938$18,929$11,744
High School Grad$30,792$35,833$17,608
Some College$30,472$40,529$22,371
Bachelors Degree$36,250$37,826$30,694
Graduate Degree$38,846$41,250$38,077

$30,133

Average Earnings

$33,150

Average Male

$20,437

Average Female

Amite County, Mississippi Language

Amite County, Mississippi Language by Age

Amite County, Mississippi Language

98.44% of Amite County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.82% of the population.

Amite County, Mississippi Poverty

Amite County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,1962,08940.20%
White7,08590812.82%
Multiple3226.25%

24.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.96%

Male Poverty Rate

27.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Amite County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Amite County, Mississippi is Black, with 40.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Amite County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.13%
High School21.71%
Bachelors or Greater20.17%
Some College16.65%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.79%
Male Unemployed34.54%
Female Employed23.74%
Male Employed7.56%

Amite County, Mississippi Income

Amite County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,854$47,982
Families$45,170$59,349
Married Families$55,000-
Non Families$16,373$25,787

Amite County, Mississippi Marital Status

Amite County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Amite County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Amite County, Mississippi Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Amite County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Amite County, Mississippi Veterans

597

Number of Veterans

587

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam184
Second Gulf War64
First Gulf War50
Korea34
World War II12
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74229
55 to 64162
75+125
18 to 3446
35 to 5435
Name Veterans % of Total
White4557.77%
Black1403.53%
2 or More212.50%

$Amite County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

12.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Amite County, Mississippi Employment Status

47.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Amite County, Mississippi Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.21%

Born in Mississippi

99.42%

Native Born

0.58%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.42% of Amite County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 76.21% having been born in Mississippi. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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