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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
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Georgia's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded 1822; 200 years ago (1822)
Named for Zebulon Pike
Seat Zebulon
Largest city Zebulon
Area
 • Total 219 sq mi (570 km2)
 • Land 216 sq mi (560 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
18,634
 • Density 83/sq mi (32/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 3rd

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. The county seat is Zebulon.

History

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

Geography

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).

Major highways

  • US 19.svg U.S. Route 19
  • US 41.svg U.S. Route 41
  • Georgia 3.svg State Route 3
  • Georgia 7.svg State Route 7
  • Georgia 18.svg State Route 18
  • Georgia 74.svg State Route 74
  • Georgia 109.svg State Route 109
  • Georgia 362.svg State Route 362

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 6,149
1840 9,176 49.2%
1850 14,306 55.9%
1860 10,078 −29.6%
1870 10,905 8.2%
1880 15,849 45.3%
1890 16,300 2.8%
1900 18,761 15.1%
1910 19,495 3.9%
1920 21,212 8.8%
1930 10,853 −48.8%
1940 10,375 −4.4%
1950 8,459 −18.5%
1960 7,138 −15.6%
1970 7,316 2.5%
1980 8,937 22.2%
1990 10,224 14.4%
2000 13,688 33.9%
2010 17,869 30.5%
2018 (est.) 18,634 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 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.

2020 census

Pike County racial composition
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.

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Cities

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Census-designated place

Education

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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