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Pike County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Waverly
Largest village Waverly
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

444 sq mi (1,150 km²)
441 sq mi (1,143 km²)
3 sq mi (6 km²), 0.55%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,695
63/sq mi (24/km²)
Founded February 1, 1815[1]
Named for Zebulon Pike
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Pike County is a county located in the Appalachian region of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 27,695. Its county seat is Waverly[2] and is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.[3]

Contents

History

Pike County was organized on February 1, 1815, from portions of Scioto, Ross, and Adams Counties, and was named in honor of Zebulon Pike, the explorer and soldier who had recently been killed in the War of 1812.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles (1,150 km²).441 square miles (1,143 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Pike County
Population by year[1]

2000 27,695
1990 24,249
1980 22,802
1970 19,114
1960 19,380
1950 14,607
1940 16,113
1930 13,876
1920 14,151
1910 15,723
1900 18,172
1890 17,482
1880 17,927
1870 15,447
1860 13,643
1850 10,953
1840 7,626
1830 6,024
1820 4,253

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 27,695 people, 10,444 households, and 7,665 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 11,602 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.89% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,444 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,649, and the median income for a family was $35,934. Males had a median income of $32,379 versus $20,761 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,093. About 15.10% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library serves area communities from its main branch in Waverly, Ohio and from its branches in Beaver, Piketon, and Western Pike County.

In 2005, the library loaned more than 238,000 items to its 20,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 91,000 volumes with over 210 periodical subscriptions.[5]

Communities

Map of Pike County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Pike County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Pike.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Pike County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39131&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. http://winslo.state.oh.us/publib/2005_stats_by_county.xls. Retrieved November 10, 2006.  

External links

Coordinates: 39°05′N 83°04′W / 39.08°N 83.07°W / 39.08; -83.07


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Pike County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Pike County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 1, 1815[1]
Seat Waverly
Largest City Waverly
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.55%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

52727
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Zebulon Pike

Pike County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 27,695. Its county seat is Waverly6 and is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.[2]

Contents

History

Pike County was organized on February 1, 1815 from portions of Scioto, Ross and Adams Counties, and was named in honor of Zebulon Pike.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,150 km² (444 sq mi). 1,143 km² (441 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.55%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Pike County
Population by year[1]

2000 27,695
1990 24,249
1980 22,802
1970 19,114
1960 19,380
1950 14,607
1940 16,113
1930 13,876
1920 14,151
1910 15,723
1900 18,172
1890 17,482
1880 17,927
1870 15,447
1860 13,643
1850 10,953
1840 7,626
1830 6,024
1820 4,253

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,695 people, 10,444 households, and 7,665 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (63/sq mi). There were 11,602 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.89% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,444 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,649, and the median income for a family was $35,934. Males had a median income of $32,379 versus $20,761 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,093. About 15.10% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library serves area communities from its main branch in Waverly and from its branches in Beaver, Piketon, and Western Pike County.

In 2005, the library loaned more than 238,000 items to its 20,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 91,000 volumes with over 210 periodical subscriptions.[3]

Localities

Map of Pike County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Cities Villages Townships Other localities

References

  1. ^ a b Ohio County Profiles: Pike County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Pike County data. {{subst:#ifexist:Ohio State University|[[Ohio State University|]]|[[Wikipedia:Ohio State University|]]}} Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  3. ^ 2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town. State Library of Ohio. Retrieved on November 10, 2006.

Coordinates: 39°05′N 83°04′W / 39.08, -83.07

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