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Pike County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2017: 62,000 (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: 79 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pike County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.9%), Manufacturing (11.1%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Pike County, KY (2017)
    • 59,81287.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5630.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5170.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3920.6%Two or more races
    • 3490.5%Asian alone
    • 630.09%Some other race alone
    • 590.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years
Males: 30,280  (48.8%)
Females: 31,720  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Pike County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,275 ($23,930 in 1999)
This county:

$34,275
Kentucky:

$48,375

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $467 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $586)
This county:

$467
State:

$571


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,780 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Pike:

$81,780
Kentucky:

$141,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,913 - $157,289
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $989
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $289

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:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $270,900
  • 2005: 37 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $261,300
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $300,800
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $300,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Pike, KY residents
Average permit cost in Pike, KY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $769 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $409 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Pike, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pike, KY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pike, KY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.9%
Pike County:

24.9%
Kentucky:

17.2%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.7% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.0% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.9 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 21.1 years old, American Indian residents: 16.4 years old, Asian residents: 31.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 14.7 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

2018 air pollution in Pike County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.4 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:

5.8%
Kentucky:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Pike, KY
County total employment by year in Pike, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Pike, KY

Current college students: 2,322
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 515 (61.8% naturalized citizens)

Pike County:

0.8%
Whole state:

3.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1842010 or later
  • 852000 to 2009
  • 991990 to 1999
  • 341980 to 1989
  • 491970 to 1979
  • 71Before 1970

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: 17,458
  • One, attached: 119
  • Two: 486
  • 3 or 4: 696
  • 5 to 9: 611
  • 10 to 19: 244
  • 20 to 49: 208
  • 50 or more: 405
  • Mobile homes: 10,589
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 31

Housing units in Pike County with a mortgage: 7,099 (112 second mortgage, 437 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,673

Here:

38.9% with mortgage
State:

58.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pike County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 02, 2015 to April 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4217: May 01, 2015, FEMA Id: 4217, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4196: September 30, 2014, FEMA Id: 4196, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1925: July 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1925, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1841: May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: 1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe 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: 1703, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe 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: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • 24 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pike County (34) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 29
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 22, Mudslides: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pike

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,406 (83.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,242 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 112 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 284 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 534 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 636 (2.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (12%)
  • Pakistan (10%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • India (9%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pike County


  • American (45%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $52,768.

3.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Kentucky average:

6.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.88% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($17,990 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($21,385 average AGI)
Pike County:

1.81%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Floyd County, KY  0.72% ($36,252 average AGI)
from Mingo County, WV  0.27% ($41,000)
from Fayette County, KY  0.20% ($17,118)
from Letcher County, KY  0.14% ($28,130)


5.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Kentucky average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.72% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($24,042 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($24,860 average AGI)
Pike County:

2.38%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Floyd County, KY  0.57% ($41,357 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.44% ($57,263)
to Scott County, KY  0.32% ($45,232)
to Mingo County, WV  0.30% ($36,346)
to Letcher County, KY  0.14% ($34,360)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.12% ($46,810)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.12% ($74,400)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Pike County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pike County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pike County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pike County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pike County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,156)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,079)
  • 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: 20,106
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 580
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75,906

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,185
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,172
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

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: 62,000
  • In family households: 51,502 (8,881 male householders, 8,746 female householders)
    13,111 spouses, 15,795 children (14,644 natural, 487 adopted, 655 stepchildren), 2,157 grandchildren, 397 brothers or sisters, 609 parents, 834 other relatives, 946 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,287 (3,660 male householders (2,954 living alone)), 4,546 female householders (4,210 living alone)), 1,058 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,198

Size of family households: 8,210 2-persons, 4,429 3-persons, 3,239 4-persons, 1,307 5-persons, 253 6-persons, 139 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,170 1-person, 1,015 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

7,507 married couples with children.
3,159 single-parent households (707 men, 2,452 women).

98.3% of residents of Pike speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $519,832,000 ($7,749 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:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Pike County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Pike County, Kentucky
  • 8772014 or later
  • 1,4992010 to 2013
  • 3,8112000 to 2009
  • 6,2091990 to 1999
  • 5,8681980 to 1989
  • 5,7901970 to 1979
  • 2,7401960 to 1969
  • 1,5921950 to 1959
  • 1,2931940 to 1949
  • 1,6651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pike County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pike County, Kentucky
  • 211 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 4833 rooms
  • 1,8214 rooms
  • 4,5675 rooms
  • 3,9916 rooms
  • 3,1887 rooms
  • 2,0568 rooms
  • 2,3739+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
  • 1341 room
  • 1962 rooms
  • 1,0463 rooms
  • 2,1664 rooms
  • 1,7015 rooms
  • 8656 rooms
  • 6037 rooms
  • 2118 rooms
  • 1789+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pike County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pike County, Kentucky
  • 22no bedroom
  • 3581 bedroom
  • 4,3482 bedrooms
  • 10,6963 bedrooms
  • 2,6114 bedrooms
  • 5375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pike County, Kentucky
  • 134no bedroom
  • 9601 bedroom
  • 3,3472 bedrooms
  • 2,1183 bedrooms
  • 5324 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,154no vehicle
  • 5,3881 vehicle
  • 6,7822 vehicles
  • 3,6553 vehicles
  • 1,1084 vehicles
  • 5275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pike County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,057no vehicle
  • 3,6421 vehicle
  • 2,0692 vehicles
  • 2373 vehicles
  • 844 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.8% of Pike County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Kentucky.

Pike County:

86.8%
State average:

84.5%

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

  • This state: 46,591
  • Other state: 14,646
  • Northeast: 569
  • Midwest: 4,623
  • South: 9,009
  • West: 423
Year householders moved into unit in Pike County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pike County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.2%Electricity
  • 15.5%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.9%Electricity
  • 12.4%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 265
Here:

4.6%
Kentucky:

12.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 213
Here:

6.5%
Kentucky:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 371
Here:

18.7%
Kentucky:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pike County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000
    Other: $660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $668,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,371,000
    Health - Other: $5,392,000
    Regular Highways: $2,888,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,479,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,678,000
    Transit Utilities: $890,000
    Parks and Recreation: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $715,000
    Central Staff Services: $682,000
    General Public Buildings: $589,000
    Financial Administration: $580,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $511,000
    Police Protection: $408,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $373,000
    Air Transportation: $51,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,716,000
    Health and Hospitals: $958,000
    Highways: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $323,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,250,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,549,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,289,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $783,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,320,000
    General Revenue - Other: $967,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,513,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    Correctional Institutions: $443,000
    General Public Building: $160,000
    General - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,405,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,925,000
    Other: $3,730,000
    Health and Hospitals: $700,000
    General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Public Welfare: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,839,000
    Individual Income: $2,534,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,475,000

Pike County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000
    Other: $660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $668,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,371,000
    Health - Other: $5,392,000
    Regular Highways: $2,888,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,479,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,678,000
    Transit Utilities: $890,000
    Parks and Recreation: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $715,000
    Central Staff Services: $682,000
    General Public Buildings: $589,000
    Financial Administration: $580,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $511,000
    Police Protection: $408,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $373,000
    Air Transportation: $51,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,716,000
    Health and Hospitals: $958,000
    Highways: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $323,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,250,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,549,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,289,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $783,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,320,000
    General Revenue - Other: $967,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,513,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    Correctional Institutions: $443,000
    General Public Building: $160,000
    General - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,405,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,925,000
    Other: $3,730,000
    Health and Hospitals: $700,000
    General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Public Welfare: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,839,000
    Individual Income: $2,534,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,475,000

Pike County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000
    Other: $660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $668,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,371,000
    Health - Other: $5,392,000
    Regular Highways: $2,888,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,479,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,678,000
    Transit Utilities: $890,000
    Parks and Recreation: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $715,000
    Central Staff Services: $682,000
    General Public Buildings: $589,000
    Financial Administration: $580,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $511,000
    Police Protection: $408,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $373,000
    Air Transportation: $51,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,716,000
    Health and Hospitals: $958,000
    Highways: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $323,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,250,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,549,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,289,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $783,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,320,000
    General Revenue - Other: $967,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,513,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    Correctional Institutions: $443,000
    General Public Building: $160,000
    General - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,405,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,925,000
    Other: $3,730,000
    Health and Hospitals: $700,000
    General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Public Welfare: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,839,000
    Individual Income: $2,534,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,475,000

Pike County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,139,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000
    Other: $660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $668,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,371,000
    Health - Other: $5,392,000
    Regular Highways: $2,888,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,479,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,678,000
    Transit Utilities: $890,000
    Parks and Recreation: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $715,000
    Central Staff Services: $682,000
    General Public Buildings: $589,000
    Financial Administration: $580,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $511,000
    Police Protection: $408,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $373,000
    Air Transportation: $51,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,716,000
    Health and Hospitals: $958,000
    Highways: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $323,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $9,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,250,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,549,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,289,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $783,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,320,000
    General Revenue - Other: $967,000
    Rents: $152,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $23,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,513,000
    Regular Highways: $841,000
    Correctional Institutions: $443,000
    General Public Building: $160,000
    General - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,405,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $783,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,925,000
    Other: $3,730,000
    Health and Hospitals: $700,000
    General Local Government Support: $372,000
    Public Welfare: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,839,000
    Individual Income: $2,534,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $237,000
    Other Selective Sales: $132,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $29,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,475,000

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
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+)"