The Amuru woreda is known for its production of teff, barely, maize and other cereal crops.
The 2007 national census reported a total population for this woreda of 52,633.
4,892 or 9.3% of its population were urban dwellers.
26,490 were women, and 26,143 were men.
The majority of the inhabitants observed Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 41.77% reporting that as their religion, while 38.53% were Protestants, 14.8% were Moslem, and 4.35% observed traditional beliefs.
- 2007 Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia: Results for Oromia Region, Vol. 1 Archived November 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Tables 2.1, 2.5, 3.4 (accessed 13 January 2012)