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Pike County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Petersburg

Largest City: Petersburg (2012 population: 2,373)

Population per Square Mile: 37.95

Square Miles: 334.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)12,844840.2%6,483,797
Today (2013)12,683840.2%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*12,900840.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%69 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-12062 -1,179
Net International Migration184 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)5740.0%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)721835.6%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0908416.4%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)941857.4%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8928422.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,8268330.0%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)2,2968418.0%13.6%
Median Age43.5  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone32850.3%0.4%
Asian Alone26870.2%1.8%
Black Alone65830.5%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6620.0%0.1%
White12,5418498.2%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups96860.8%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic12,6088498.8%93.7%
Hispanic158861.2%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)5,27284100.0%100.0%
Married With Children8148615.4%20.2%
Married Without Children2,1338240.5%30.1%
Single Parents418817.9%9.8%
Living Alone1,3808226.2%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)5,75085100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)5,75485100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,4138276.7%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$82,50084  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8598614.9%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$35091  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 1,983840.2%1,115,499
Public1,983840.2%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)9,023840.2%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher84.4%66 87%
with B.A. or higher degree9.9%86 23%

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 2012$33,8425988.8%38,119
Median Household Income in 201244,9775195.8%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201210.8%7669.7%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1815.8%7571.5%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201321760.2%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20131,392870.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2013820880.2%509,427

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, 2011149810.2%83,750
Births to Teens, 201115820.2%8,010
Deaths, 2011139850.2%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2012NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,758850.2%3,168,712
Employed5,315840.2%2,911,603
Unemployed443860.2%257,109
Annual Unemployment Rate7.76495.1%8.1
February 2014 Unemployment Rate6.0195.2%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$229,212100.0%
Wage and Salary$155,86468.0%
Farm Proprietors$3,6841.6%
Nonfarm Proprietors$24,98810.9%
Farm$4,6272.0%
Nonfarm$224,58598.0%
Private$192,07683.8%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$2,0760.9%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$2050.1%
  Construction$2,2271.0%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$00.0%
  Manufacturing$11,4785.0%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade$7,6123.3%
  Trans., Warehousing$14,0306.1%
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)$77,129*33.6%*
Government$32,50914.2%

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed19100.0%100.0%$3,432$2,349,911
Single-Family19100.0%73.4%$3,432$2,063,972
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family00.0%23.1%$0$246,728

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 2012
Percent of County
Petersburg2,37318.6%
Spurgeon2051.6%
Winslow8596.7%
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