Amite County is located in southwestern Mississippi. The County Seat is Liberty and the largest city is Gloster. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.amitecounty.ms/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,629 and the 2010 census population was 13,128. The land area is 730.10 square miles and there are 18 persons per square mile.
57.6% of the population is White, 41.2% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 74.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $70,300, there are 5,212 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,977, the median household income is $30,750, and 25.7% of the persons in Amite County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 992. Retail sales (in $1000) were $36,342, and sales per capita were $2,727.
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