County population in 2014: 33,389 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 29,605 in 2000County 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:
Land area: 671 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 50 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pike County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $380 (0.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $259 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.4%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.8% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.4% for American Indian residents, 44.7% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.2%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.8% for American Indian residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 32 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Pike County: Host (A), Cooks Stand (B), Sports (C), Sugar Ridge Campground (D), Black Rock (E), Mount Ida (F), Davis (G), Kingsley (H), Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue (I), Bullock Volunteer Fire Department (J), Chapel Hill Volunteer Fire Department (K), Spring Hill Volunteer Fire Department (L), Honoraville Volunteer Fire Department (M), Fullers Cross Roads Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Pike County include: Rock Hill Church of Christ (A), Mount Canaan Church (B), Mount Ida Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Mulberry Church (F), New Harmony Church (G), New Hope Church (H), Oak Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Hopewell Cemetery (2), Cauthens Cemetery (3), Black Rock Cemetery (4), Mitchell Cemetery (5), Rocky Mount Cemetery (6), Panola Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: The Beaver Pond (A), Limesink Pond (B), Byrds Pond (C), Bryans Pond (D), Russells Pond (E), Lake Bradleyton (F), Keelough Pond (G), Bozeman Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tater Creek (A), Tan Creek (B), Sucker Creek (C), Spears Branch (D), Sina Creek (E), Siloam Creek (F), Shinglepile Branch (G), Sawyer Branch (H), Sandy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 309
1990 to 1994: 93
1985 to 1989: 45
1980 to 1984: 30
1975 to 1979: 43
1970 to 1974: 0
1970 to 1974: 0
1965 to 1969: 55
Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.8%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 7,746
One, attached: 144
3 or 4: 574
5 to 9: 595
10 to 19: 138
20 or more: 193
Mobile homes: 4,118
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.0% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Pike County
Pike County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
2.65 / 10,000 pop.
1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.33 / 10,000 pop.
0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
0.66 / 10,000 pop.
0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
5.30 / 10,000 pop.
6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
5.63 / 10,000 pop.
5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
Pike County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 4160143.0 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 30 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 1/25/1990, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 28 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Pike County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% 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 Pike County center On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 135.4 miles away from the county center On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 187.7 miles away from the county center On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from the county center On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from Pike County center On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
AlabamaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 12, 2009 to December 18, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1870): December 31, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1870, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
AlabamaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3292): August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3237): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1593): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1549): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 4, 1995 to October 8, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1070): October 4, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3096): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
AlabamaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: March 15, 1990 to March 28, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-861): March 21, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
AlabamaDrought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3045): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3045, Natural disaster type: Drought
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pike County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,075 (3,762 aged, 1,313 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 481 (6%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Pike County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:
Cardiac arrest, unspecified (588)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (254)
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (243)
Atherosclerotic heart disease (186)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (175)
3,798 married couples with children.
2,409 single-parent households (289 men, 2,120 women).
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:
76 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
56 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +271
+9 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -867
-29 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 996
2000 to 2004: 2,233
1990 to 1999: 3,117
1980 to 1989: 2,394
1970 to 1979: 2,432
1960 to 1969: 1,692
1950 to 1959: 1,203
1940 to 1949: 665
1939 or earlier: 980
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Alabama
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 23661
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