Ama is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. Ama is on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, just west of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana line. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census.HistoryAma was named in honor of Amazalie Perret, the postmaster's daughter.GeographyAma is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.4sqmi, of which, 3.6sqmi of it is land and 0.9sqmi of it is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,285 people, 446 households, and 347 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 360.0 people per square mile (139.0/km²). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 136.7 per square mile (52.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.90% White, 34.40% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.