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Pike County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 63,034 (12% urban, 88% rural); it was 68,736 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,570
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,476
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,739
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,682 (it was 5,873 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

31%

Land area: 788 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 80 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pike County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Pike County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 30,891  (49.0%)
Females: 32,143  (51.0%)
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Pike County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pike County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,373 ($23,930 in 1999)

This county:

$34373
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $447 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $548)
This county:

$447
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,200 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Pike:

$73,200
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,400 - $154,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $930
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $255

Institutionalized population: 725

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 22
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 40
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $294,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $255,400
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $318,500
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $324,900
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $389,800
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $318,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $715 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $360 (0.7%)

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 2013: 21.2%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 40.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.2%
Pike County:

21.2%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.6% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 66 years old, Asian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pike County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $526 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Williamson, Pikeville, Millard, Raccoon, Fedscreek, Robinson Creek, Dorton, Mayflower, Sidney, Hellier.

Pike County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Pike County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Baca County, Colorado , Fayette County , Stanislaus County, California , Wyoming County, West Virginia , Leslie County , Perry County, Illinois , Texas County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.8%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,322
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 284 (38% naturalized citizens)

Pike County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 74
  • 1990 to 1994: 56
  • 1985 to 1989: 18
  • 1980 to 1984: 16
  • 1975 to 1979: 32
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1965 to 1969: 49

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,036
  • One, attached: 246
  • Two: 459
  • 3 or 4: 475
  • 5 to 9: 428
  • 10 to 19: 168
  • 20 or more: 536
  • Mobile homes: 11,549
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Pike County with a mortgage: 4,626 (268 second mortgage, 523 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,560

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pike County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,720101
Mainline Protestant2,22715
Catholic2933
Other2133
Black Protestant1801
None44,391-
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: 23
Pike County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Pike County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pike County:

15.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Pike County:

33.3%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Pike County:

Average size of farms: 160 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $3,312
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $107.91
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,663
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,220
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.14
Corn for grain: 208 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Pike County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Pike County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 32.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from Pike County center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 31.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1925): July 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1925, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1841): May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Rockslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1703): May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1703, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1475): July 2, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1475, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1414): May 7, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckyStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1407): April 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyEastern Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 2, 2001 to November 21, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 18 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pike County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (17%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • India (13%)
  • Syria (10%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Japan (7%)

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

  • United States or American (59%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Pike County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,856 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 2,423 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 63 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 640 (3%)
  • Other means: 193 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 404 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 405 people in nursing homes
  • 263 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 118 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in other group homes

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

  • 407 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 318 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 271 people in college/university student housing
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,839.

3.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.86%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.89% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($16,786 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($19,476 average AGI)
Pike County:

1.97%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Floyd County, KY  0.62% ($31,478 average AGI)
from Mingo County, WV  0.39% ($37,386)
from Fayette County, KY  0.23% ($42,000)
from Letcher County, KY  0.18% ($33,688)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.09% ($43,063)
from Johnson County, KY  0.07% ($28,583)
from Rowan County, KY  0.06% ($13,000)


4.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.27% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($20,938 average AGI)
1.79% relocated to other states ($17,188 average AGI)
Pike County:

1.79%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Floyd County, KY  0.68% ($33,033 average AGI)
to Mingo County, WV  0.35% ($28,032)
to Fayette County, KY  0.31% ($33,789)
to Madison County, KY  0.15% ($20,704)
to Letcher County, KY  0.14% ($35,200)
to Johnson County, KY  0.13% ($44,913)
to Boyd County, KY  0.07% ($22,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Pike County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Pike County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pike County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pike County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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: 14,654 (7,848 aged, 6,806 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,370 (17%)

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, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1156)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1079)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (827)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (792)
  • Congestive heart failure (461)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (319)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (273)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (261)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (252)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (249)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20105.84
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 579.9
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75906.38

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1184.960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1171.510
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.48

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.05
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56.78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2.99

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 53.4
  • Other - 10.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 141.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 121.8
  • Other - 19.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 63,924
  • In family households: 54,636 (13,138 male householders, 5,412 female householders)
    13,943 spouses, 17,135 children (15,447 natural, 522 adopted, 1,166 stepchildren), 1,943 grandchildren, 466 brothers or sisters, 443 parents, 657 other relatives, 1,121 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,288 (3,767 male householders (3,205 living alone)), 4,411 female householders (4,077 living alone)), 1,110 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,100 (725 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,613 2-persons, 4,939 3-persons, 3,209 4-persons, 1,246 5-persons, 372 6-persons, 171 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,282 1-person, 755 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

11,571 married couples with children.
3,305 single-parent households (668 men, 2,637 women).

98.5% of residents of Pike County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $519,832,000 ($7749 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,242,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $242,350,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $96,559,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $581,000
Federal grants: $156,203,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,257,000 ($1,071,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,881,000 ($346,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $522,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,171,000
Federal Government insurance: $148,828,000

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

Births: 3,980
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,141
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +73
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,651
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pike County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.32 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,244
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,668
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,094
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,546
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,200
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,897
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,577
  • 1940 to 1949: 987
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,854
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 150
  • 3 rooms: 524
  • 4 rooms: 3,270
  • 5 rooms: 6,011
  • 6 rooms: 5,455
  • 7 rooms: 3,154
  • 8 rooms: 1,717
  • 9+ rooms: 1,444
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 202
  • 3 rooms: 894
  • 4 rooms: 1,981
  • 5 rooms: 1,467
  • 6 rooms: 688
  • 7 rooms: 390
  • 8 rooms: 147
  • 9+ rooms: 59
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 651
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,956
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,360
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,270
  • 5+ bedrooms: 476
  • no bedroom: 61
  • 1 bedroom: 1,060
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,776
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,736
  • 4 bedrooms: 229
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,871
  • 1 vehicle: 6,626
  • 2 vehicles: 9,174
  • 3 vehicles: 3,185
  • 4 vehicles: 674
  • 5+ vehicles: 209
  • no vehicle: 1,442
  • 1 vehicle: 2,706
  • 2 vehicles: 1,494
  • 3 vehicles: 196
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

68% of Pike County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Kentucky.

Pike County:

67.8%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 54474
  • Northeast: 416
  • Midwest: 3807
  • South: 9280
  • West: 349

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pike County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (71.1%)
  • Utility gas (20.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Coal or coke (2.1%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (71.0%)
  • Utility gas (19.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 232
Here:

3.1%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

3.1%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 660
Here:

33.0%
Kentucky:

18.1%

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Pike County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,003,000
    General - Other: $750,000
    Health - Other: $212,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,882,000
    Regular Highways: $5,077,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,781,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,102,000
    Health - Other: $1,338,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,187,000
    Financial Administration: $1,081,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $750,000
    Police Protection: $738,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    Parks and Recreation: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $540,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $488,000
    Local Fire Protection: $475,000
    Air Transportation: $88,000
    Sewerage: $38,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $591,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,293,000
    Water Utilities: $1,784,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,041,000
    General - Other: $980,000
    Parks and Recreation: $656,000
    Local Fire Protection: $281,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $187,000
    Police Protection: $47,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,180,000

Pike County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,402,000
    All Other: $866,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $129,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $518,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $376,000
    Interest Earnings: $201,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,650,000
    Highways: $2,122,000
    Public Welfare: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,034,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $313,000
    NEC: $80,000

Pike County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,265,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,310,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,522,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,388,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $134,000

Pike County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,652,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,388,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,241
  • Number of aged recipients: 140
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,101
  • Number of recipients under 18: 562
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,107
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 572
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,510
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,532
Pike County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pike County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Pike County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23768.3 years
John19174.1 years
Mary17076.9 years
William15472.3 years
George9874.4 years
Robert9668.3 years
Charles7367.9 years
Thomas6072.9 years
Hazel5678.6 years
Willie5576.1 years
Most common last names in Pike County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Justice23674.8 years
Coleman23472.5 years
Ratliff21473.5 years
Smith19069.7 years
Adkins16871.6 years
Thacker16369.7 years
Mullins15373.0 years
Bartley13273.7 years
Damron11870.4 years
Hall11571.6 years
Businesses in Pike County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Maurices1
Applebee's1Mazda1
Arby's1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
Fashion Bug1RadioShack1
FedEx4Rite Aid2
Ford1SAS Shoes2
GameStop1Sears1
Goodwill5Staples1
H&R Block2Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's1Subway5
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Hyundai1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul3
KFC2UPS9
Kmart1Vans1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's2

Pike County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"