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Amelia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Amelia CDP(1) had a population of 2,073 as of July 1, 2022. Amelia ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Amelia is located at latitude 29.6663 and longitude -91.102 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the Amelia Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. St. Mary Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Amelia Census Designated Place 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 Amelia Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary Parish.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Amelia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 2,073 (100%)
Population in Households 2,073 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,642 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 822
Diversity Index2 89


Median Household Income $31,159
Average Household Income $45,387
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $15,713
Wealth Index5 28


Total HU (Housing Units) 873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 330 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $45,023
Average Home Value $58,290
Housing Affordability Index3 330


Total Households 719
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 486
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.24% -0.95%
Households -1.09% -0.79%
Families   -0.92%
Median Household Income   -1.10%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.78%

Amelia, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amelia to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 188 62nd
Population Density # 169 66th
Median Household Income # 413 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 469 96th
Per Capita Income # 470 4th
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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