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Amite County, Mississippi

PO Box 680
Liberty, MS 39645
Phone: (601) 657-8022
Fax: (601) 657-8288

On the southwestern border of MS, southeast of Natchez; organized Feb 24, 1809 (prior to statehood) from Wilkinson County. Name Origin: Adapted from amitie, the French word for 'friendship.'

Area (sq mi):: 731.64 (land 729.60; water 2.04) Population per square mile: 18.40
Population 2005: 13,435 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 2.00% Population 2000: 13,599 (White 56.20%; Black or African American 42.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $14,048; median household $26,033; Population below poverty level: 22.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,420-$19,172
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 36.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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