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Pike County, Alabama (AL)


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County population in 2012: 33,182 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 29,605 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,424
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,481
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,019
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,305 (it was 3,914 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

30%

Land area: 671 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 49 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pike County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.6%), Manufacturing (18.0%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  31.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years

Males: 15,700  (42.5%)
Females: 17,199  (57.5%)

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Pike County,AL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Pike County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,307 ($25,551 in 1999)
This county:

$30307
Alabama:

$40489

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $354 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $464)
This county:

$354
State:

$468


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,383 (it was $58,200 in 2000)
Pike County:

$91,383
Alabama:

$119,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,075 - $176,944

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $170,978
Here:

$170,978
State:

$173,288

Townhouses or other attached units: $70,099
Here:

$70,099
State:

$141,507

Mobile homes: $53,663
Here:

$53,663
State:

$39,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $998
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $283

Institutionalized population: 181

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $268 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $177 (0.3%)


Pike County household income distribution in 2009 Pike County home values distribution


Pike County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 29.1%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.5% for Black residents, 65.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 31 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

23.1%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.6%
Whole state:

7.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pike County is $373 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $435 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.

Cities in this county include: Troy, Brundidge, Goshen, Banks, Banks-Josie, Goshen-Shady Grove, Henderson-Spring Hill, Needmore.

Pike County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Pike County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 23 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 49 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Pike County: Pike County Fairground (A), Oak Bowery (B), Jerusalem Campground (C), Hillards Cross Roads (D), Hales Chapel (E), Devil Neck (F), Conecuh (G), Elam-Rodgers (H), Rural Home (I), County Line (J), Williams Farm (K), Camp Sharon Campground (L), Pike Pioneer Museum (M), Spring Hill Volunteer Fire Department (N), Saco Volunteer Fire Department (O), Henderson Volunteer Fire Department (P), Hamilton Cross Fire Rescue (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pike County include: Rockwell Church (A), Rockelvin Church (B), Mount Carmel Church (C), Mount Moriah Church (D), Mount Nebo Church (E), Mount Olive Church (F), Mount Pleasant Church (G), Ramah Primitive Baptist Church (H), Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sims Cemetery (1), Spears Cemetery (2), Cotton Cemetery (3), Old Salem Cemetery (4), Kendrick Cemetery (5), Pea River Cemetery (6), Mount Zion Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sand S Lake (A), Pike County Lake (B), Mandy Warren Lake (C), Gibson Pond (D), Stewarts Pond (E), Shellhorn Pond (F), Loflins Pond (G), Brooks Farm Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thunder Spring Creek (A), Tenmile Branch (B), Surveyors Branch (C), Spring Branch (D), Smart Branch (E), Sandy Run Creek (F), Sanders Creek (G), Big Creek (H), Ryals Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Barbour County , Bullock County , Coffee County , Crenshaw County , Dale County , Montgomery County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 3,315
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 575 (22% naturalized citizens)

Pike County:

1.9%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.8%

Pike County marital status for males
Pike County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pike County with a mortgage: 2,727 (225 second mortgage, 261 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,959

Here:

58.2% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.68%
Here49.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 14,709
Total congregations: 80

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents10,080 (68.5%)2,210 (15.0%)719 (4.9%)563 (3.8%)297 (2.0%)
Congregations38 (47.5%)17 (21.3%)7 (8.8%)5 (6.3%)1 (1.3%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchVineyard USALDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents176 (1.2%)160 (1.1%)158 (1.1%)132 (0.9%)214 (1.5%)
Congregations1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)8 (10.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Pike County - Troy, Brundidge, Goshen, Banks, Banks-Josie

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Pike County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Pike County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Pike County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.2%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

36.7%
Alabama:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pike County:

14.4%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Pike County:

Average size of farms: 306 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $107,100
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $188.66
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $91,956
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,582
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.22
Corn for grain: 3515 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 702 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7086 harvested acres
Vegetables: 160 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 742 acres

Tornado activity:

Pike County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 3.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/5/1954, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pike County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1997 at 09:00:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Pike County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Pike County (%):





Pike County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,910 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,840 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 364 (3%)
  • Other means: 127 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 245 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Pike County, Alabama in 2000:

People in group quarters in Pike County, Alabama in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,613.

7.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Alabama average:

6.81%


0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Pike County:

0.31%
Alabama average:

0.14%

4.71% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($16,482 average AGI)
2.78% relocated from other states ($10,663 average AGI)
Pike County:

2.78%
Alabama average:

3.11%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Coffee County, AL  0.69% ($30,215 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, AL  0.57% ($24,453)
from Crenshaw County, AL  0.46% ($26,535)
from Dale County, AL  0.45% ($21,833)
from Barbour County, AL  0.34% ($29,906)
from Houston County, AL  0.24% ($27,545)
from Lee County, AL  0.18% ($31,353)


7.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Alabama average:

6.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.82% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($17,443 average AGI)
2.40% relocated to other states ($11,495 average AGI)
Pike County:

2.40%
Alabama average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, AL  0.87% ($28,395 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  0.84% ($23,282)
to Crenshaw County, AL  0.51% ($22,447)
to Houston County, AL  0.41% ($31,447)
to Dale County, AL  0.32% ($24,167)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.20% ($20,211)
to Barbour County, AL  0.15% ($24,357)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Pike County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Pike County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pike County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,097 (3,917 aged, 1,180 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.4. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,936

Size of family households: 3,582 2-persons, 1,949 3-persons, 1,321 4-persons, 584 5-persons, 194 6-persons, 129 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,001 1-person, 1,004 2-persons, 307 3-persons, 118 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

96.1% of residents of Pike County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (35% speak English very well, 65% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $324,885,000 ($11052 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $118,294,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $78,588,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $66,128,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,642,000
Federal grants: $57,493,000
Federal procurement contracts: $105,183,000 ($104,269,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,851,000 ($8,187,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $56,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,225,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,408,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,240
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,668
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +271
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -867
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pike County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 409
  • 4 rooms: 744
  • 5 rooms: 2,370
  • 6 rooms: 1,929
  • 7 rooms: 1,141
  • 8 rooms: 754
  • 9+ rooms: 625
  • 1 room: 105
  • 2 rooms: 281
  • 3 rooms: 669
  • 4 rooms: 1,168
  • 5 rooms: 1,096
  • 6 rooms: 364
  • 7 rooms: 135
  • 8 rooms: 55
  • 9+ rooms: 41
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 39
  • 1 bedroom: 201
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,678
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,867
  • 4 bedrooms: 991
  • 5+ bedrooms: 243
  • no bedroom: 198
  • 1 bedroom: 745
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,765
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,062
  • 4 bedrooms: 132
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 494
  • 1 vehicle: 2,322
  • 2 vehicles: 3,181
  • 3 vehicles: 1,481
  • 4 vehicles: 383
  • 5+ vehicles: 158
  • no vehicle: 868
  • 1 vehicle: 1,967
  • 2 vehicles: 821
  • 3 vehicles: 188
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

58% of Pike County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Alabama.

Pike County:

57.9%
State average:

58.1%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pike County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (53.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.2%)
  • Utility gas (19.4%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (69.0%)
  • Utility gas (15.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.5%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 640
Here:

18.6%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 206
Here:

13.2%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 141
Here:

4.8%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Pike County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Pike County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Pike County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Pike County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Pike County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pike County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Pike County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34372.0 years
Mary27476.9 years
Willie25571.0 years
John24673.9 years
William21473.5 years
Annie16580.0 years
Robert12073.4 years
George9076.0 years
Mattie7979.4 years
Charles7671.5 years
Most common last names in Pike County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15375.8 years
Jones12873.4 years
Johnson11574.7 years
Flowers11575.0 years
Williams10471.6 years
Davis9074.6 years
Green7377.2 years
Jackson7173.7 years
Wilson6673.9 years
Sanders6576.9 years
Businesses in Pike County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
CVS1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx3Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's2U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless2
La-Z-Boy1Waffle House2
Lane Furniture2Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
Marriott1YMCA1
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