Amite is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 21,385 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Amite is the 23rd largest community in Louisiana.
When you are in Amite, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.17% of Amite’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Amite is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amite who work in office and administrative support (10.02%), sales jobs (7.69%), and management occupations (6.35%).
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.
In Amite, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Amite does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Amite rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.14% of adults 25 and older in Amite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Amite in 2018 was $22,806, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,224 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 Irish, French, English, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Amite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.