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Pike County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Petersburg

Largest City: Petersburg (2017 population: 2,307)

Population per Square Mile: 37.13

Square Miles: 334.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)12,710850.2%6,484,192
Today (2018)12,410840.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*12,900840.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.4%63 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8126 3,555
Net International Migration752 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-972-0.0%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)694825.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)1,9828516.0%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)854856.9%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,7588422.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,6318329.4%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)2,4468419.8%15.4%
Median Age44.3  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone44840.4%0.4%
Asian Alone42830.3%2.4%
Black Alone91830.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6680.0%0.1%
White12,0768497.7%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups106880.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic12,1698398.4%93.0%
Hispanic196851.6%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)5,09685100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9768119.2%18.8%
Married Without Children1,8788336.9%30.0%
Single Parents279905.5%9.6%
Living Alone1,5088029.6%28.3%

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 2017 (estimate)5,82185100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)5,78685100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,2198272.9%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$89,30078  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8778715.2%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$40590  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 1,837850.2%1,117,590
Public1,837840.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)8,795840.2%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher86%66 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree13.1%72 25.3%

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 2017$39,1535386.7%45,150
Median Household Income in 201749,8446192.1%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201710.4%6478.2%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1814.4%6280.9%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20189880.1%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 2018915860.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/2019777880.2%514,915

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, 2017132820.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 20177810.1%5,152
Deaths, 2017147850.2%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force6,477830.2%3,336,655
Employed6,262830.2%3,218,115
Unemployed215860.2%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate3.35791.7%3.6
March 2019 Unemployment Rate4.035102.6%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work4,715100.0%$260,937100.0%$55,342
Wage and Salary3,50474.3%$185,83571.2%$53,035
Farm Proprietors2805.9%$11,3184.3%$40,421
Nonfarm Proprietors93119.7%$14,3975.5%$15,464
Farm3256.9%$12,2894.7%$37,812
Nonfarm4,39093.1%$248,64895.3%$56,640
Private3,72479.0%$219,43984.1%$58,926
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1743.7%$2,4871.0%$14,293
  Arts, Ent., Recreation210.4%$8960.3%$42,667
  ConstructionData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Health Care, Social Serv.3697.8%$14,8645.7%$40,282
  Information461.0%$1,5350.6%$33,370
  ManufacturingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade3918.3%$7,4782.9%$19,125
  Trans., Warehousing2415.1%$13,6475.2%$56,627
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)801*17.0%*$33,459*12.8%*$41,772*
Government66614.1%$29,20911.2%$43,857

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, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed25100.0%100.0%$4,415$4,583,500
Single-Family25100.0%74.2%$4,415$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Petersburg2,30718.6%
Spurgeon1991.6%
Winslow8346.7%
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