Amelia, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Amelia, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Amelia Census Designated Place had a population of 2,333 as of July 1, 2017. 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 29.6632 and longitude -91.1109 in St. Mary Parish. The formal boundaries for the Amelia Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 7 feet.

The Amelia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402644) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amelia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Amelia, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,333
Daytime Population: Workers 2,458
Daytime Population: Residents 1,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.77
Population in Households 2,333
Population in Familes 1,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 907
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $29,601
Average Household Income $42,067
Per Capita Income $14,628


Total Housing Units 927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 469 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 301 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $68,513
Average Home Value $76,493


Total Households 770
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.72% -0.56%
Households -0.68% -0.47%
Families -1.64% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Amelia, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amelia to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 183 62nd
Population Density # 166 65th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 398 16th
Per Capita Income # 458 4th

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