Amite is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 20,950 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Amite is the 23rd largest community in Louisiana.
Amite is a blue-collar town, with 36.27% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Amite is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Amite who work in office and administrative support (12.47%), sales jobs (7.04%), and healthcare suport services (6.56%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Amite has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Amite a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Amite, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.48 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Amite are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.62% of adults in Amite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Amite in 2010 was $17,534, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,136 for a family of four. However, Amite contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Amite is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Amite home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amite residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Amite include French , English, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Amite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.