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.
Amite is a blue-collar town, with 35.17% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Amite doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Amite are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.14% of adults in Amite have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
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.