Amite County, MS

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2022 Population
12,683
0.275% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
48.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
27.1%
12.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$34,866
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$91,400
6.03% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Amite County, MS had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $34,866. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Amite County, MS declined from 12,718 to 12,683, a −0.275% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,367 to $34,866, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Amite County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.205%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.0867%).

None of the households in Amite County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Amite County, MS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Amite County, MS was $91,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.9%.

Most people in Amite County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 41.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Amite County, MS was 2 cars per household.

Amite County, MS borders .

Population & Diversity

Amite County, MS is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.221% of Amite County, MS residents were born outside of the country (28 people).

In 2022, there were 1.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.35k people) in Amite County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 184 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Amite County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Amite County, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Amite County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.35k ± 49
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.1k ± 108
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    184 ± 106
0.071%
Hispanic Population
9 people

In 2022, there were 1.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.35k people) in Amite County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 184 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.071% of the people in Amite County, MS are hispanic (9 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Amite County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.221%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28 people
0.385%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
49 people

As of 2022, 0.221% of Amite County, MS residents (28 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amite County, MS was 0.385%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    254 ± 110
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    61 ± 60
  3. Korea
    54 ± 50

Amite County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Amite County, MS employs 3.79k people. The largest industries in Amite County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (618 people), Manufacturing (479 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (323 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,964), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($69,091), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,042).

Occupations

3.79k
2022 Value
± 552
−1.35%
1 Year decline
± 21.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amite County, MS declined at a rate of −1.35%, from 3.84k employees to 3.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amite County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (581 people), Transportation Occupations (533 people), and Management Occupations (302 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amite County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.79k
2022 Value
± 552
−1.35%
1 Year decline
± 21.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Amite County, MS declined at a rate of −1.35%, from 3.84k employees to 3.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amite County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (618 people), Manufacturing (479 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (323 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amite County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Amite County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,930
Median earning men ± $7,198
$25,102
Median earning women ± $5,717

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($81,048), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,148), and Manufacturing ($69,018).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($36,387), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,853), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,037).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 48
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  2. 43
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 40
    Manufacturing

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Civics

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amite County, MS was $91,400 in 2022, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,200 to $91,400, a 6.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Amite County, MS is 80.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Amite County, MS have an average commute time of 41.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Amite County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$91,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,001
$4,722
Median Property Taxes
±$552

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amite County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Amite County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.9% of the housing units in Amite County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9502

The following map shows all of the tracts in Amite County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,866
Median Household Income
± $3,839
5.83k
Number of Households
± 674

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.83k households in Amite County, MS grew to $34,866 from the previous year's value of $31,367.

The following chart displays the households in Amite County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amite County, MS is from Amite County, MS.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.96%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Amite County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (5.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

41.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amite County, MS have a longer commute time (41.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 12.9% of the workforce in Amite County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amite County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amite County, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amite County, MS (3.4k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amite County, MS is Black, followed by White and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.6% of the population of Amite County, MS has health coverage, with 26.3% on employee plans, 30.3% on Medicaid, 19.2% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.422% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Amite County, MS see 6102 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.748% decrease from the previous year (6148 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6318 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Amite County, MS

Primary care physicians in Amite County, MS see an average of 6,102 patients per year. This represents a 0.748% decrease from the previous year (6,148 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Amite County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
26.3%
Employer Coverage
30.3%
Medicaid
19.2%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.422%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amite County, MS declined by 1.77% from 11.6% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amite County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2023, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Amite County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2023, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.1% in Amite County, MS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2023, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.5% in Amite County, MS.

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