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Pike County, Indiana

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

County Seat: Petersburg

Largest City: Petersburg (2019 population: 2,305)

Population per Square Mile: 36.34

Square Miles: 334.20

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)12,695850.2%6,484,050
Today (2021)12,144840.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*12,716840.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.3%76 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-3171 14,280
Net International Migration082 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-6151-8.8%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)743826.0%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)1,9988316.1%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)845856.8%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,8088422.7%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,4408327.8%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)2,5448520.6%16.5%
Median Age43.5  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone51830.4%0.4%
Asian Alone63810.5%2.7%
Black Alone99840.8%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone7660.1%0.1%
White12,0278397.2%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups131861.1%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic12,1808398.4%92.6%
Hispanic198881.6%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)5,29483100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9288317.5%18.3%
Married Without Children1,8178434.3%29.8%
Single Parents251884.7%9.3%
Living Alone1,7207732.5%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)5,81185100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)5,78785100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,4608377.1%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$109,40067  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
8348814.4%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$40292  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 1,776830.2%1,112,460
Public1,776830.2%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)8,733830.2%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher87.7%68 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree15.5%62 27.2%

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 2020$44,6036185.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 201952,3787190.9%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20199.4%6579.0%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1812.2%7080.8%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202117630.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20211,171810.2%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/2020834860.2%507,739

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, 2019133820.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 20177810.1%5,152
Deaths, 2019161820.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force5,782840.2%3,321,548
Employed5,586840.2%3,203,166
Unemployed196830.2%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate3.43194.4%3.6
April 2022 Unemployment Rate2.03790.9%2.2

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work4,194100.0%$246,472100.0%$58,768
Wage and Salary3,10274.0%$170,50369.2%$54,966
Farm Proprietors2666.3%$12,0044.9%$45,128
Nonfarm Proprietors82619.7%$13,6265.5%$16,496
Farm3087.3%$12,9215.2%$41,951
Nonfarm3,88692.7%$233,55194.8%$60,101
Private3,18776.0%$198,60980.6%$62,318
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  ConstructionData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information290.7%$1,3630.6%$47,000
  Manufacturing1854.4%$11,7244.8%$63,373
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade3688.8%$7,1742.9%$19,495
  Trans., Warehousing2736.5%$17,1317.0%$62,751
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)554*13.2%*$22,277*9.0%*$40,211*
Government69916.7%$34,94214.2%$49,989

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, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed0N/A100%$07,583,249
Single-Family0N/A74.4%$0$6,692,956
2-Family0N/A2.4%$0$117,031
3- and 4-Family0N/A0.4%$0$0
5+ Family0N/A22.7%$0$742,937

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 2019
Percent of County
Petersburg2,30519.0%
Spurgeon2011.7%
Winslow8286.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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