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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 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)4,95785100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9578319.3%19.0%
Married Without Children1,9438339.2%30.0%
Single Parents287895.8%9.7%
Living Alone1,3238626.7%28.2%

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 2016 (includes vacant units)5,71485100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,1668272.9%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$89,50076  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7918913.8%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$39089  

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 2016 ACS)8,810840.2%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher86.3%64 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree12.6%77 24.6%

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 2016$36,5896584.9%43,097
Median Household Income in 201649,5785594.8%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201611.4%5981.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.6%6581.7%19.1%
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
October 2017 Unemployment Rate3.06188.2%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work4,439100.0%$228,050100.0%$51,374
Wage and Salary3,27073.7%$154,06267.6%$47,114
Farm Proprietors2836.4%$15,1656.6%$53,587
Nonfarm Proprietors88620.0%$13,6676.0%$15,426
Farm3227.3%$16,0917.1%$49,972
Nonfarm4,11792.7%$211,95992.9%$51,484
Private3,44477.6%$182,46580.0%$52,981
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1784.0%$2,4581.1%$13,809
  Arts, Ent., Recreation190.4%$1,2180.5%$64,105
  Construction3407.7%$26,75311.7%$78,685
  Health Care, Social Serv.3848.7%$14,7976.5%$38,534
  Information491.1%$1,6050.7%$32,755
  Manufacturing2074.7%$11,8625.2%$57,304
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade3978.9%$6,5682.9%$16,544
  Trans., Warehousing2565.8%$13,5535.9%$52,941
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)764*17.2%*$29,342*12.9%*$38,406*
Government67315.2%$29,49412.9%$43,825

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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