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Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Zebulon Pike|
|• Total||411 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Land||409 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Water||1.7 sq mi (4 km2) 0.4%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||98.31/sq mi (37.96/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Pike County is a county located on the southwestern border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,404. The county seat is Magnolia. Pike County is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.
Pike County is part of the McComb, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Pike County was formed from Marion County by an act of the Territorial General Assembly on December 9, 1815. Holmesville was selected as the county seat December 11, 1816 in honor of Major Andrew Hunter Holmes an army officer killed in the War of 1812. In 1873 Magnolia was voted in as the new county seat.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 409 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- Interstate 55
- U.S. Highway 51
- U.S. Highway 98
- Mississippi Highway 24
- Mississippi Highway 44
- Mississippi Highway 48
- Mississippi Highway 570
- Mississippi Highway 584
- Lincoln County (north)
- Walthall County (east)
- Washington Parish, Louisiana (southeast)
- Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (south)
- Amite County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||21,457||53.21%|
|Hispanic or Latino||627||1.55%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 40,324 people, 14,404 households, and 8,528 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 40,404 people living in the county. 51.5% were Black or African American, 46.4% White, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% of some other race and 0.8% of two or more races. 1.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
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