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.
When you are in Amite, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.67% of Amite’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Amite is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Amite who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), management occupations (8.84%), and sales jobs (8.64%).
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.
In Amite, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Amite with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.79% of adults in Amite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Amite in 2010 was $17,485, 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 $69,940 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 , German, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Amite is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.