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Ama, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Ama Census Designated Place had a population of 1,391 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ama is located at latitude 29.9435 and longitude -90.2956 in St. Charles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Ama Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.91 sq. miles. St. Charles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Ama Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402643) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ama Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Charles Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ama population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ama: Madisonville.

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Ama, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,391
Population in Households 1,391
Population in Familes 1,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 396
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 536
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 378
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 441 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $183,861
Average Home Value $187,472


Median Household Income $54,075
Average Household Income $72,181
Per Capita Income $27,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 1.03%
Households 1.02% 1.06%
Families 0.78% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ama, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ama to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 242 49th
Population Density1 # 306 36th
Diversity Index2 # 141 70th
Median Household Income # 73 85th
Per Capita Income # 66 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.