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Pike County, Indiana

Named for the Zebulon Pike, who discovered Pike's Peak

County Seat: Petersburg

Largest City: Petersburg (2016 population: 2,331)

Population per Square Mile: 37.20

Square Miles: 334.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)12,770840.2%6,484,136
Today (2016)12,431840.2%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*12,900840.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.7%71 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1525 -12,135
Net International Migration269 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2577-0.1%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)703825.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0168416.2%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)854856.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,7778422.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,6648329.5%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)2,4178419.4%14.9%
Median Age44.1  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone37850.3%0.4%
Asian Alone41830.3%2.2%
Black Alone81840.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5690.0%0.1%
White12,1538497.8%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups114890.9%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic12,2558498.6%93.2%
Hispanic176871.4%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)4,99485100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8748317.5%19.2%
Married Without Children2,0688241.4%30.0%
Single Parents292885.8%9.8%
Living Alone1,2968626.0%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)5,72685100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)5,76285100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,0968271.1%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$88,40077  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8988815.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$38389  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 1,869850.2%1,110,866
Public1,869850.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)8,977840.2%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher86.3%58 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree11.6%79 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$35,6176084.9%41,940
Median Household Income in 201547,3246193.7%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201511.1%6277.1%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.2%6179.4%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201611840.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,089870.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/2017766870.2%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015137820.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 20157810.1%5,876
Deaths, 2015181790.3%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force6,299840.2%3,326,893
Employed6,022840.2%3,179,806
Unemployed277860.2%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.445100.0%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.232105.0%4.0

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work4,466100.0%$226,796100.0%$50,783
Wage and Salary3,25072.8%$157,13669.3%$48,350
Farm Proprietors2836.3%$11,6485.1%$41,159
Nonfarm Proprietors93320.9%$16,3007.2%$17,471
Farm3227.2%$12,5985.6%$39,124
Nonfarm4,14492.8%$214,19894.4%$51,689
Private3,50778.5%$185,55681.8%$52,910
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1753.9%$2,3771.0%$13,583
  Arts, Ent., Recreation230.5%$1,6600.7%$72,174
  Construction3267.3%$26,40311.6%$80,991
  Health Care, Social Serv.3608.1%$11,6545.1%$32,372
  Information471.1%$1,5620.7%$33,234
  Manufacturing2265.1%$12,7435.6%$56,385
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade4169.3%$6,5872.9%$15,834
  Trans., Warehousing2776.2%$15,0206.6%$54,224
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)765*17.1%*$29,766*13.1%*$38,910*
Government63714.3%$28,64212.6%$44,964

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed20100.0%100.0%$3,645$3,875,847
Single-Family20100.0%75.2%$3,645$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Pike County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Petersburg2,33118.8%
Spurgeon2011.6%
Winslow8406.8%
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