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Amite County, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Amite County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of USA MS
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Seat Liberty
Largest Town Gloster
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

732 sq mi (1,896 km²)
730 sq mi (1,891 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,599
18/sq mi (7/km²)

Amite County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population is 13,599. It is named after the Amite River which is located in the county. The name is derived from the French amitié, meaning "friendship." Its county seat is Liberty6. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,895 km² (732 sq mi). 1,890 km² (730 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water.

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Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 4,750
1820 6,853 44.3%
1830 7,934 15.8%
1840 9,511 19.9%
1850 9,694 1.9%
1860 12,336 27.3%
1870 10,973 −11.0%
1880 14,004 27.6%
1890 18,198 29.9%
1900 20,708 13.8%
1910 22,954 10.8%
1920 18,960 −17.4%
1930 19,712 4.0%
1940 21,892 11.1%
1950 19,261 −12.0%
1960 15,573 −19.1%
1970 13,763 −11.6%
1980 13,369 −2.9%
1990 13,328 −0.3%
2000 13,599 2.0%
Est. 2006 13,466 −1.0%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,599 people, 5,271 households, and 3,879 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 6,446 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 56.42% White, 42.65% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,271 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,033, and the median income for a family was $31,256. Males had a median income of $28,306 versus $16,173 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,048. About 19.30% of families and 22.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.70% of those under age 18 and 22.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 90°48′W / 31.17, -90.80

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