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 37.08% 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 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%).
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 35.37 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Amite does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.