Pike County, Ohio


Pike County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Pike County
state = Ohio


founded year = 1815cite web|url =http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Pike.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Pike County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF] | founded date = February 1
seat wl = Waverly
city type = village
largest city wl = Waverly
area_total_sq_mi = 444
area_total_km2 = 1150
area_land_sq_mi = 441
area_land_km2 = 1143
area_water_sq_mi = 3
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.55%
census yr = 2000
pop = 27695
density_sq_mi = 63
density_km2 = 24
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
web =
named for = Zebulon Pike|

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 WaverlyGR|6 and is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.cite web|url =http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39131&sid=0 |title = Pike County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ]

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.

Adjacent counties

*Ross County, Ohio (north)
*Jackson County, Ohio (east)
*Scioto County, Ohio (south)
*Adams County, Ohio (southwest)
*Highland County, Ohio (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.cite web |url=http://winslo.state.oh.us/publib/2005_stats_by_county.xls |title=2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town |accessdate=November 10|accessyear=2006 |author= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=State Library of Ohio |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate=]

Localities

References

* [http://www.piketravel.com/ Pike County Visitors Bureau website] ----


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