Amite is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 21,350 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Amite is the 23rd largest community in Louisiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Amite is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.08% of the Amite workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Amite is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Amite who work in office and administrative support (8.29%), maintenance occupations (6.82%), and sales jobs (5.87%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Amite is worth considering.
One downside of living in Amite is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Amite, the average commute to work is 35.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Amite is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Amite, just 12.29% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Amite in 2018 was $24,146, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,584 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Amite include Irish, French, English, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Amite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.