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The 2000 Census showed that Amite County had a population of 13,599 people. This represented 0.48% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 62nd most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Amite had a population of 13,038 people. This is a decrease of 4.13% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201013,131-3.44%+0.71% since 2009
200913,038-4.13%-1.55% since 2008
200813,243-2.62%-0.63% since 2007
200713,327-2%-1.37% since 2006
200613,512-0.64%+1.25% since 2005
200513,345-1.87%+0.29% since 2004
200413,307-2.15%-0.74% since 2003
200313,406-1.42%-0.1% since 2002
200213,420-1.32%-0.67% since 2001
200113,510-0.65%-0.65% since 2000
200013,599The Last Census

Amite County had 6,446 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Amite County has a total area<3> of 731 square miles [1,894 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.04 square miles [5.29 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Amite County had a population density of 18.64 people per square mile [7.2 people/km²], making it the state's 76th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Amite County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Amite and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Amite County QuickFact (QF-28005).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Amite County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Amite County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
East Feliciana (LA)QF-22037   SW20,97021,360-1.83%
Saint Helena (LA)QF-22091   S10,55110,5250.25%
Tangipahoa (LA)QF-22105   SE118,688100,58817.99%
FranklinQF-28037   N8,3248,448-1.47%
LincolnQF-28085   NE34,83033,1665.02%
PikeQF-28113   E39,83438,9402.3%
WilkinsonQF-28157   W10,14310,312-1.64%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Amite. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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