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Amite County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 730.1 square miles
Population Density 18 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 12,899
Population change -1.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.3%
Under 18 21.9%
65 and over 20.1%
Females 50.9%
White 57.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1
Asian 0.1%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 41.2%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 75%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.6%
Veterans 726
Households and Housing
Households 5,212
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 94.3%
Median household income $30,750
The per capita income $16,977
Live below the poverty line. 25.7%
housing units 6,587
Multi-unit structures 2%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $70,300
Residents owning their homes. 85.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 992
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $36,342
Retail sales per capita $2,727
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $17,879