Pike County, Kentucky Population 2020

Pike County, Kentucky's estimated population is 57,482 with a growth rate of -0.79% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pike County, Kentucky is the 17th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202057,482-460-0.79%
201957,942-460-0.79%
201858,402-460-0.78%
201758,862-1,560-2.58%
201660,422-1,363-2.21%
201561,785-1,159-1.84%
201462,944-918-1.44%
201363,862-728-1.13%
201264,590-323-0.50%
201164,913-162-0.25%
201065,075-7,508-10.34%
199072,583-8,540-10.53%
198081,12320,06432.86%
197061,059-7,205-10.55%
196068,264-12,890-15.88%
195081,15410,03214.11%
194071,1227,85512.42%
193063,26713,79027.87%
192049,47717,79856.18%
191031,6798,99339.64%
190022,6865,30830.54%
189017,3784,37733.67%
188013,0013,43935.97%
18709,5622,17829.50%
18607,3842,01937.63%
18505,3651,79850.41%
18403,56789033.25%
18302,6770.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.79%
County Website
Founded
1821
County Seat
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Pike County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White58,96997.50%
Black or African American5400.89%
Two or More Races4430.73%
Asian3220.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.17%
Some Other Race1040.17%
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Pike County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Pike County, Kentucky Median Age

42.1


Total

40.7


Male

43.5


Female

Pike County, Kentucky Adults

There are 47,922 adults, (10,474 of whom are seniors) in Pike County, Kentucky.

Pike County, Kentucky Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Pike County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

30,976

51.21%

Male

29,507

48.79%

Pike County, Kentucky Households and Families

Pike County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pike County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family62.2%37.8%
Female61.1%38.9%
Male60.5%39.5%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7682.372.6
Married13,1122.8783.1
Non Family8,0731.1462.2
Female3,5692.7561.1
Male1,0142.6460.5

2.78

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Pike County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,51610.57%
9th to 12th Grade5,68213.30%
High School Graduate16,43438.47%
Some College7,65317.92%
Associates Degree2,8586.69%
Bachelors Degree2,7416.42%
Graduate Degree2,8336.63%
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Pike County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White41,83731,8555,350
Hispanic25919999
Multiple Races22818639
Black20714411
Asian18413367
Other Race17177
Native American11118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 72.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,331$40,091$24,531
Less Than High School$20,885$23,871$19,603
High School Grad$26,548$38,817$20,096
Some College$31,639$41,731$24,893
Bachelors Degree$38,039$44,419$34,325
Graduate Degree$57,887$65,087$54,613

$31,331

Average Earnings

$40,091

Average Male

$24,531

Average Female

Pike County, Kentucky Language

Pike County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Pike County, Kentucky Language

98.77% of Pike County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Pike County, Kentucky Poverty

Pike County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White57,63915,05626.12%
Black47226556.14%
Hispanic53315028.14%
Multiple44313931.38%
Asian2965719.26%
Other1045451.92%
Native10587.62%

26.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.72%

Male Poverty Rate

29.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pike County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pike County, Kentucky is Black, with 56.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pike County, Kentucky is Native, with 7.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.14%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.19%
High School20.71%
Some College17.76%
Bachelors or Greater8.42%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.05%
Female Unemployed41.47%
Female Employed12.65%
Male Employed8.18%

Pike County, Kentucky Income

Pike County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,081$50,468
Families$42,401$59,036
Married Families$50,279-
Non Families$17,931$29,619
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Pike County, Kentucky Marital Status

Pike County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pike County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Pike County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pike County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Pike County, Kentucky Veterans

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2,700

Number of Veterans

2,578

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,088
First Gulf War339
Second Gulf War284
Korea267
World War II61
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74903
75+596
35 to 54517
55 to 64459
18 to 34225
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6215.58%
Black6016.44%
2 or More196.79%

Pike County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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12.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pike County, Kentucky Employment Status

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45.6%

Labor Force Participation

41.5%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.30%

Born in Kentucky

99.16%

Native Born

0.84%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.16% of Pike County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 75.30% having been born in Kentucky. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990