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Pike County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Petersburg

Largest City: Petersburg (2013 population: 2,362)

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, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)727825.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,0598416.2%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)928857.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8208422.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,8098330.0%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)2,3408418.4%13.9%
Median Age43.8  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone35830.3%0.4%
Asian Alone30870.2%1.9%
Black Alone70830.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7590.1%0.1%
White12,4478498.1%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups94880.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic12,5458498.9%93.6%
Hispanic138881.1%6.4%

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 2013 (estimate)5,72085100.0%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 2013$34,6435989.7%38,622
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, 2012133830.2%83,250
Births to Teens, 201214790.2%7,431
Deaths, 2012142840.2%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,824850.2%3,179,935
Employed5,413850.2%2,940,897
Unemployed411860.2%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate7.15694.7%7.5
October 2014 Unemployment Rate4.9184.5%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2013 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$261,431100.0%
Wage and Salary$171,45365.6%
Farm Proprietors$18,2927.0%
Nonfarm Proprietors$25,7709.9%
Farm$19,4947.5%
Nonfarm$241,93792.5%
Private$210,71280.6%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$1,9500.7%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$2260.1%
  Construction$16,4096.3%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$9,6213.7%
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing$10,9964.2%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade$8,0613.1%
  Trans., Warehousing$12,9845.0%
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)$81,386*31.1%*
Government$31,22511.9%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed20100.0%100.0%$2,701$3,065,788
Single-Family20100.0%67.3%$2,701$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Petersburg2,36218.6%
Spurgeon2051.6%
Winslow8536.7%
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