Pike County, Georgia

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Pike County
Pike County Courthouse (built 1895), Zebulon
Pike County Courthouse (built 1895), Zebulon
Map of Georgia highlighting Pike County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°05′N 84°23′W / 33.09°N 84.39°W / 33.09; -84.39
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1822; 200 years ago (1822)
Named forZebulon Pike
SeatZebulon
Largest cityZebulon
Area
 • Total219 sq mi (570 km2)
 • Land216 sq mi (560 km2)
 • Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
18,634
 • Density83/sq mi (32/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.pikecoga.com

Pike County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,869.[1] The county seat is Zebulon.[2]

History[edit]

Pike County was made from part of Monroe County in 1822. It was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike, an explorer and army officer.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 219 square miles (570 km2), of which 216 square miles (560 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (1.5%) is water.[4] The entirety of Pike County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).[5] The county is located in the Piedmont region of the state.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18306,149
18409,17649.2%
185014,30655.9%
186010,078−29.6%
187010,9058.2%
188015,84945.3%
189016,3002.8%
190018,76115.1%
191019,4953.9%
192021,2128.8%
193010,853−48.8%
194010,375−4.4%
19508,459−18.5%
19607,138−15.6%
19707,3162.5%
19808,93722.2%
199010,22414.4%
200013,68833.9%
201017,86930.5%
202018,8895.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 13,688 people, 4,755 households, and 3,784 families living in the county. The population density was 63 inhabitants per square mile (24/km2). There were 5,068 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.64% White, 14.79% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,755 households, out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.40% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.40% were non-families. 17.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,370, and the median income for a family was $49,798. Males had a median income of $33,114 versus $23,800 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,661. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,869 people, 6,187 households, and 4,906 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 82.7 inhabitants per square mile (31.9/km2). There were 6,820 housing units at an average density of 31.6 per square mile (12.2/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 87.3% white, 10.3% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 21.4% were American, 17.6% were English, 17.1% were Irish, and 13.2% were German.[14]

Of the 6,187 households, 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.7% were non-families, and 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.20. The median age was 38.5 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,213 and the median income for a family was $57,458. Males had a median income of $43,958 versus $28,148 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,051. About 9.4% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[15]

2020 census[edit]

Pike County racial composition[16]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 16,313 86.36%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,445 7.65%
Native American 28 0.15%
Asian 77 0.41%
Other/Mixed 678 3.59%
Hispanic or Latino 348 1.84%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 18,889 people, 6,143 households, and 4,525 families residing in the county.

Education[edit]

Georgia Military College has an extension campus near Zebulon City Hall.

The Pike County School District serves Pike County. The school district has one Pre-K building (lottery funded), one primary school (K-2), one elementary school (3-5), one middle school (6-8), a ninth grade academy and one high school (10-12). Michael Duncan, Ed. D is the Superintendent of Schools.[17]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Town[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Pike County, Georgia[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 9,127 85.13% 1,505 14.04% 89 0.83%
2016 7,278 83.42% 1,240 14.21% 207 2.37%
2012 6,668 81.93% 1,356 16.66% 115 1.41%
2008 6,547 79.64% 1,575 19.16% 99 1.20%
2004 5,193 76.94% 1,506 22.31% 50 0.74%
2000 3,358 68.74% 1,413 28.93% 114 2.33%
1996 2,054 52.52% 1,474 37.69% 383 9.79%
1992 1,822 44.40% 1,651 40.23% 631 15.38%
1988 2,074 63.35% 1,176 35.92% 24 0.73%
1984 1,855 60.66% 1,203 39.34% 0 0.00%
1980 1,271 41.08% 1,755 56.72% 68 2.20%
1976 776 28.97% 1,903 71.03% 0 0.00%
1972 1,432 77.20% 423 22.80% 0 0.00%
1968 345 14.26% 632 26.13% 1,442 59.61%
1964 1,064 52.94% 946 47.06% 0 0.00%
1960 255 19.88% 1,028 80.12% 0 0.00%
1956 210 16.44% 1,067 83.56% 0 0.00%
1952 286 18.64% 1,248 81.36% 0 0.00%
1948 72 15.25% 256 54.24% 144 30.51%
1944 133 15.20% 742 84.80% 0 0.00%
1940 209 20.13% 829 79.87% 0 0.00%
1936 149 14.03% 910 85.69% 3 0.28%
1932 33 3.10% 1,021 95.96% 10 0.94%
1928 238 25.00% 714 75.00% 0 0.00%
1924 41 4.07% 895 88.79% 72 7.14%
1920 280 17.98% 1,277 82.02% 0 0.00%
1916 106 11.31% 766 81.75% 65 6.94%
1912 133 14.46% 753 81.85% 34 3.70%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 176. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  16. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  17. ^ "Pike County Schools". Pike County Schools. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 22, 2018.

Coordinates: 33°05′N 84°23′W / 33.09°N 84.39°W / 33.09; -84.39