Amite County, MS

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Population

12,574

0.93% decline

Median Age

46.4


Median Household Income

$30,129

10.2% growth

Poverty Rate

22.8%


Number of Employees

4,550

0.597% growth

Median Property Value

$77,500

6.02% growth

About

In 2017, Amite County, MS had a population of 12.6k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $30,129. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Amite County, MS declined from 12,692 to 12,574, a -0.93% decrease and its median household income grew from $27,334 to $30,129, a 10.2% increase.

The population of Amite County, MS is 57.3% White Alone, 42% Black or African American Alone, and 0.27% Asian Alone. 1.6% of the people in Amite County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Amite County, MS is $77,500, and the homeownership rate is 85.8%. Most people in Amite County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Amite County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Amite County, MS employs 4.55k people. The largest industries in Amite County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (863 people), Manufacturing (743 people), and Educational Services (408 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,708), Information ($69,286), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,665).

Median household income in Amite County, MS is $30,129. Males in Amite County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Amite County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,129

2017 value

± $3,714

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 17%

Households in Amite County, MS have a median annual income of $30,129, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $27,334 in 2016, which represents a 10.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Amite County, MS made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Amite County, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Amite County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Amite County, MS was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $33,006, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $30,335 and $29,322.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Amite County, MS (2.85k out of 12.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,754 ± 316

  2. White

    1,089 ± 219

  3. Native American

    3 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Amite County, MS is Black, followed by White and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.55k

2017 Value

± 518

0.597%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Amite County, MS grew at a rate of 0.597%, from 4.52k employees to 4.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Amite County, MS, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (509 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (481 people), and Production Occupations (446 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Amite County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Amite County, MS, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (509 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (481 people), and Production Occupations (446 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amite County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.91 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.47 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Amite County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,469), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($84,018), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($83,884).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.55k

2017 Value

± 518

0.597%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Amite County, MS grew at a rate of 0.597%, from 4.52k employees to 4.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Amite County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (863 people), Manufacturing (743 people), and Educational Services (408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Amite County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Amite County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Amite County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (863 people), Manufacturing (743 people), and Educational Services (408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Amite County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.17 times), and Manufacturing (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Amite County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($92,708), Information ($69,286), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,665).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $13.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.9% of the population of Amite County, MS has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 9.9% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Amite County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Amite County, MS see 6287 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.428% decrease from the previous year (6314 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4153 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12458 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,287 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Amite County, MS see an average of 6,287 patients per year. This represents a 0.428% decrease from the previous year (6,314 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.1%

Uninsured

34.3%

Employer Coverage

24.3%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

9.9%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Amite County, MS grew by 4.07% from 14.5% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Amite County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Amite County, MS is home to a population of 12.6k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.445% of Amite County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Amite County, MS is composed of 7.21k White Alone residents (57.3%), 5.28k Black or African American Alone residents (42%), 34 Asian Alone residents (0.27%), 29 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.231%), 23 Two or More Races residents (0.183%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Amite County, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (146 speakers), Italian (23 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (15 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 42.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Amite County, MS was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Amite County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Amite County, MS residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.445%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.425%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.445% of Amite County, MS residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Amite County, MS was 0.425%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Amite County, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Amite County, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Amite County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Amite County, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.21k ± 20

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.28k ± 56

  3. Asian Alone

    34 ± 35

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White Alone residents (7.21k people) in Amite County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.28k Black or African American Alone and 34 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    146 speakers (1.19%)

  2. Italian

    23 speakers (0.188%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    15 speakers (0.123%)

1.6% of Amite County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Amite County, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.19% of the overall population of Amite County, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.188% speak Italian and 0.123% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    192 ± 86

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 47

  3. World War II

    34 ± 32

Amite County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Amite County, MS was $77,500 in 2017, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,100 to $77,500, a 6.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Amite County, MS is 85.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Amite County, MS have an average commute time of 36.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Amite County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,129

Median Household Income

± $3,714

4.99k

Number of Households

± 478

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.99k households in Amite County, MS grew to $30,129 from the previous year's value of $27,334.

The following chart displays the households in Amite County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,500

2017 Median

± $7,954

$73,100

2016 Median

± $4,723

In 2017, the median property value in Amite County, MS grew to to $77,500 from the previous year's value of $73,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Amite County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amite County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Amite County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Amite County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

85.8%

2017 Homeownership

84.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85.8% of the housing units in Amite County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Amite County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Amite County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Amite County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

36.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Amite County, MS have a longer commute time (36.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 11.2% of the workforce in Amite County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Amite County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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