Pike County, Georgia facts for kids
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Pike County Courthouse (built 1895), Zebulon
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Zebulon Pike|
|• Total||219 sq mi (570 km2)|
|• Land||216 sq mi (560 km2)|
|• Water||3.3 sq mi (9 km2)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||83/sq mi (32/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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. The entirety of Pike County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,869 people, 6,187 households, and 4,906 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 21.4% were American, 17.6% were English, 17.1% were Irish, and 13.2% were German.
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.
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.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,445||7.65%|
|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.
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.
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