Pike Road, Alabama

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Pike Road, Alabama
Pike Road Town Hall
Pike Road Town Hall
Montgomery County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Pike Road Highlighted 0159760.svg
Coordinates: 32°16′11″N 86°8′25″W / 32.26972°N 86.14028°W / 32.26972; -86.14028
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMontgomery
Founded1815
Incorporated1997
Government
 • MayorGordon Stone
Area
 • Town34.32 sq mi (88.88 km2)
 • Land34.02 sq mi (88.10 km2)
 • Water0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Elevation
295 ft (90 m)
Population
 • Town9,439
 • Estimate 
(2021)[3]
9,978
 • Density277.49/sq mi (107.14/km2)
 • Metro
385,798 (US: 144th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36064
Area code334
FIPS code01-59760
GNIS feature ID0155197
Websitewww.pikeroad.us

Pike Road is a town in Montgomery County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 9,439,[2] up from 5,406 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Montgomery metropolitan area.

Pike Road was founded in 1815. Pike Road was incorporated in 1997.[4]

Geography[edit]

Pike Road is located in east-central Montgomery County at 32°16′11″N 86°8′25″W / 32.26972°N 86.14028°W / 32.26972; -86.14028 (32.269660, -86.140167).[5] It is bordered to the north by the city of Montgomery, the state capital. U.S. Routes 82 and 231 pass through the town together as Troy Highway, which leads northwest 12 miles (19 km) to the center of Montgomery. The two highways diverge southeast of Pike Road, with US 82 leading east-southeast 33 miles (53 km) to Union Springs and US 231 leading south 35 miles (56 km) to Troy.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Pike Road has a total area of 34.3 square miles (89 km2), including 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of water, comprising 0.88% of the total area.[1]

Government[edit]

Pike Road elects a mayor and a five-member town council every four years. The mayor and all council members are elected at-large. Pike Road's current mayor is Gordon Stone.

The current town council members are: Chris Dunn, Angie Bradsher, Chris Myers, Doug Fuhrman and Rob Steindorff. The Pike Road Town Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month as well as the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 a.m. Meetings are held in the council chamber at Pike Road Town Hall (9575 Vaughn Road).

The Town of Pike Road, Alabama employs four full-time staff members, two part-time staff members and utilizes contractors to fulfill other staff needs.

Sales tax is 8.75 percent, of which 4 percent goes to the State of Alabama and 2.5 percent goes to Montgomery County. Income tax goes to the United States Government.[6]

The United States Postal Service operates the Pike Road Post Office in the town limits.[7][8]

Demographics[edit]

Pike Road Post Office
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000310
20105,4061,643.9%
20209,43974.6%
2021 (est.)9,978[3]5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2020 Census[2]

2010 census[edit]

By the time of the 2010 census, there were 5,406 people residing in Pike Road with the town now having 1,933 households, and 1606 families. The town's population grew almost 20-fold since the 2000 census, making it one of the fastest growing incorporated places in Alabama with a population of over 5,000 in 2010.

The 2010 census population profile by race showed 68.5% White, 28.7% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian American, and 1.3% Hispanic or Latino persons of any race living within the town limits. Roughly 0.8% of the population was of two or more races.[10]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census, there were 310 people, 110 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population has since grown as communities that were unincorporated joined Pike Road.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

The Pike Road Branch Library is located adjacent to the Pike Road Town Hall at 9585 Vaughn Rd.

In 1918, the residents of Pike Road acquired funds to establish the Pike Road Consolidated School, which opened in 1919. The school closed in 1970.[11]

On December 22, 2010, Pike Road established a municipal school system, Pike Road Schools.[citation needed] On August 13, 2015, the Pike Road Board of Education opened the doors to its first school as part of its own independent school district.[12] This first school, Pike Road School, served kindergarten to 8th-grade students. Overcrowding in the schools was an issue from the onset, as the population growth of the Town out-paced the school board's ability to acquire new school buildings or build their own schools. The district's second school, The Pike Road Historic School was renovated and opened in 2017. Pike Road's third school, Pike Road High School, was established at the Georgia Washington Middle School Campus (acquired from Montgomery Public Schools) in 2018. The high school has a full varsity athletics program which is a member of the Alabama High School Athletics Association.[citation needed]

Public libraries[edit]

The Pike Road Public Library of the Montgomery City-County Public Library is located in Pike Road.[7][13] It is located in the Pike Road Station shopping center near the intersection of Pike and Vaughn Roads.[14]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  4. ^ "Pike Road".
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "ADOR - Local Sales, Use, Lodgings, Rental Tax Rates". Alabama Department of Revenue. Retrieved November 29, 2007.
  7. ^ a b "Pike Road Town Limits Map." Town of Pike Road. Retrieved on March 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Post Office™ Location - PIKE ROAD." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "1320 PIKE RD PIKE ROAD, AL 36064-9998."
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "The Story of Pike Road." Town of Pike Road. Retrieved on March 4, 2011.
  12. ^ "Brand new Pike Road School opens to students."
  13. ^ "Pike Road Public Library." Montgomery City-County Public Library. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "9585 Vaughn Rd, Pike Road, AL, 36064-2292"
  14. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions." Town of Pike Road. Retrieved on March 4, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°16′11″N 86°08′25″W / 32.26966°N 86.140167°W / 32.26966; -86.140167