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Population in 2012: 4,210 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 

Males: 2,362  (56.1%)
Females: 1,848  (43.9%)

Median resident age:  35.7 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70422.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,298 (it was $27,011 in 2000)
Amite City:

$27,298
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,341

Amite City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,024 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Amite City:

$88,024
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $128,002; Detached houses: $142,824; Townhouses or other attached units: $366,954; In 2-unit structures: $27,960; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $62,372; Mobile homes: $33,305

Median gross rent in 2012: $603.

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Amite City races chart
  • Black alone - 2,254 (54.4%)
  • White alone - 1,768 (42.7%)
  • Hispanic - 62 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 23 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amite City: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (7.3%), French (6.1%), United States (4.7%), Irish (3.7%), Subsaharan African (2.7%), German (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1861

Land area: 3.85 square miles.

Population density: 1,092 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Amite City:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amite City town:

  • Never married: 48.7%
  • Now married: 25.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Louisiana:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $252 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Baton Rouge, LA (42.0 miles , pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (298.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Roseland, LA (1.6 miles ), Independence, LA (2.5 miles ), Montpelier, LA (3.1 miles ), Tangipahoa, LA (3.2 miles ), Tickfaw, LA (3.3 miles ), Greensburg, LA (3.4 miles ), Natalbany, LA (3.5 miles ), Kentwood, LA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $88,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2008: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 30.73 N, Longitude: 90.51 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,303 (+55.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 558 (43.4%)

Area code: 985

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Amite City, Louisiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Louisiana:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -160 (-3.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Average climate in Amite City, Louisiana

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Tornado activity:

Amite City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/10/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Amite City town center killed 9 people and injured 210 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/6/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amite City-area historical earthquake activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/20/2005 at 00:52:20, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tangipahoa Parish (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amite City topographic map

Birthplace of: Lavelle White - Texas blues and soul blues singer, Robert Coleman-Senghor - Professor of English.


Hospitals/medical centers near Amite City:

  • HOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 1 miles away; AMITE, LA)
  • AMITE NH (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AMITE, LA)
  • TANGI PINES NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AMITE, LA)

Amtrak station near Amite City:

  • 16 miles: HAMMOND (N.W. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amite City:

  • Southeastern Louisiana University (about 16 miles; Hammond, LA; Full-time enrollment: 11,652)
  • Baton Rouge Community College (about 43 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 4,414)
  • Southern University and A & M College (about 43 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 6,256)
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (about 46 miles; Baton Rouge, LA; FT enrollment: 25,838)
  • University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus (about 56 miles; Metairie, LA; FT enrollment: 2,249)
  • University of New Orleans (about 56 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • Southern University at New Orleans (about 57 miles; New Orleans, LA; FT enrollment: 2,371)

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Notable locations in Amite City: Louisiana State University AgCenter Tangipahoa Parish Office (A), Tangipahoa Parish Office (B), Amite Police Department (C), Tangipahoa Parish Library Main Office (D), Tangipahoa Parish Main Library (E), Tangipahoa Parish Library Genealogy Branch (F), Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office (G), Tangipahoa Parish Fire District Amite Station (H), Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Amite Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Amite City include: Little Bethel Church School (A), Greater Refuge Temple (B), Center of Hope (C), Nazarene Church (D), Amite Assembly on the Rock Church (E), Amite Church of Christ (F), Amite Presbyterian Church (G), Butlers African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Amite Cemetery (1), Ellis Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Tangipahoa Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.51
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.6%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Amite City, LA

591 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Amite City in 2000:

  • 523 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Amite City compared to Louisiana state average:

Amite City, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Amite City travel time to work - commute


Amite City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Amite City town (based on Tangipahoa Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.45%
Here46.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents47.8%31.1%5.3%3.5%1.8%
Congregations42.5%5.0%9.2%3.3%2.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.4%1.2%5.0%
Congregations2.5%8.3%1.7%4.2%20.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Tangipahoa Parish:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
This county:

6.15 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Tangipahoa Parish:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.2%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tangipahoa Parish:

10.4%
State:

13.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$5,964$23,8560$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$2,104
Judicial and Legal 2$4,247$25,4820$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 21$9,139
Police - Other 0$0 7$2,225
Streets and Highways 9$12,518$16,6910$0
Sewerage 0$0 5$2,583
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,697
Other and Unallocable 2$5,354$32,1240$0
Totals for Government 16$28,083$21,06241$17,748

Amite City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $777,000 ($184.56)
    Police Protection: $540,000 ($128.27)
    Regular Highways: $444,000 ($105.46)
    Water Utilities: $180,000 ($42.76)
    Sewerage: $151,000 ($35.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $126,000 ($29.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $78,000 ($18.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $76,000 ($18.05)
    General - Other: $50,000 ($11.88)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($2.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $181,000 ($42.99)
    Health: $8,000 ($1.90)
    General: $7,000 ($1.66)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($2.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $923,000 ($219.24)

Amite City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $268,000 ($63.66)
    Sewerage: $106,000 ($25.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $27,000 ($6.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($4.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $51,000 ($12.11)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($5.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $247,000 ($58.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $117,000 ($27.79)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,380,000 ($327.79)
    NEC: $222,000 ($52.73)
    Public Utilities: $105,000 ($24.94)
    Property: $93,000 ($22.09)

Amite City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $618,000 ($146.79)

11.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.62%
Louisiana average:

8.89%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($105 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.14%
Louisiana average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Bernard Parish, LA  2.04% ($39,038 average AGI)
from Orleans Parish, LA  1.68% ($29,290)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  1.32% ($33,277)


6.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Louisiana average:

13.45%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Tangipahoa Parish:

0.04%
Louisiana average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Livingston Parish, LA  1.04% ($30,334 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.55% ($35,564)
to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.51% ($26,463)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amite City:

  • WABL (1570 AM; 1 kW; AMITE, LA; Owner: SPOTLIGHT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WSKR (1210 AM; 10 kW; DENHAM SPRINGS, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WAPF (980 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: SAN-DOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIX (690 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: WTIX, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFPR (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WHNY (1250 AM; 5 kW; MCCOMB, MS; Owner: C.W.H. BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WFNO (830 AM; 5 kW; NORCO, LA; Owner: WFNO, L.L.C.)
  • WYLD (940 AM; 10 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amite City:

  • WTGG (96.5 FM; AMITE, LA; Owner: SOUTHWEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEMX (94.1 FM; KENTWOOD, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHMD (107.1 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • WBBE (103.3 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE-FM (104.1 FM; HOUMA, LA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKW-FM (92.3 FM; LAPLACE, LA; Owner: 222 CORPORATION)
  • WDGL (98.1 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WYPY (100.7 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF BATON ROUGE, LLC)
  • WFMF (102.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYNK-FM (101.5 FM; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUUU (98.9 FM; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WQCK (92.7 FM; CLINTON, LA; Owner: BETHANY WORLD PRAYER CENTER, INC.)
  • WKSY (106.1 FM; PICAYUNE, MS; Owner: GUARANTY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, LLC)
  • KSLU (90.9 FM; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Amite City:

  • WSTY-LP (Channel 23; HAMMOND, LA; Owner: AMERICAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAFB (Channel 9; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: WAFB, L.L.C)
  • WBRZ-TV (Channel 2; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA TELEVISION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVLA (Channel 33; BATON ROUGE, LA; Owner: KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF BATON ROUGE LIC. CORP.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $160,000
Total average daily traffic: 25,560
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,654
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 17,892

Businesses in Amite City, LA

  • Walgreens: 1


Amite City on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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