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Pike County, Mississippi
Holly Hill.jpg
Southtown Historic District in Magnolia, Mississippi
Map of Mississippi highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Mississippi
Map of the U.S. highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded 1815
Named for Zebulon Pike
Seat Magnolia
Largest city McComb
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

411 sq mi (1,064 km²)
409 sq mi (1,059 km²)
1.7 sq mi (4 km²), 0.4
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

40,324
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.pike.ms.us

Pike County is a county located on the southwestern border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2020 census, the population was 40,324.[1] The county seat is Magnolia.[2] Pike County is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.

Pike County is part of the McComb, MS Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[]

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 on December 11, 1816; it was named 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.[3] The county was devoted to agriculture and is still mostly rural.

Geography[]

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.[4]

Major highways[]

  • I-55.svg Interstate 55
  • US 51.svg U.S. Highway 51
  • US 98.svg U.S. Highway 98
  • Circle sign 24.svg Mississippi Highway 24
  • Circle sign 44.svg Mississippi Highway 44
  • Circle sign 48.svg Mississippi Highway 48
  • Mississippi Highway 570
  • Mississippi Highway 584

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 4,438
1830 5,402 21.7%
1840 6,151 13.9%
1850 7,360 19.7%
1860 11,135 51.3%
1870 11,303 1.5%
1880 16,688 47.6%
1890 21,203 27.1%
1900 27,545 29.9%
1910 37,272 35.3%
1920 28,725 −22.9%
1930 32,201 12.1%
1940 35,002 8.7%
1950 35,137 0.4%
1960 35,789 1.9%
1970 36,345 1.6%
1980 37,578 3.4%
1990 38,987 3.7%
2000 39,903 2.3%
2010 40,404 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[1]

2020 census[]

Pike County Racial Composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White 16,769 41.59%
Black or African American 21,457 53.21%
Native American 113 0.28%
Asian 254 0.63%
Pacific Islander 7 0.02%
Other/Mixed 1,097 2.72%
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.

2010 census[]

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).

2000 census[]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 38,940 people, 14,792 households, and 10,502 families living in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/km2). There were 16,720 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 51.25% White, 47.53% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,792 households, out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 19.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.70% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,562, and the median income for a family was $29,415. Males had a median income of $27,450 versus $17,405 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,040. About 21.50% of families and 25.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.50% of those under age 18 and 19.70% of those age 65 or over.


Communities[]

Cities[]

Towns[]

Census-designated place[]

  • Fernwood

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Chatawa
  • Holmesville
  • Kirkville
  • Pricedale
  • Progress

Politics[]

Pike County is a swing county in presidential elections; since 2000 it has voted Democratic four times and Republican twice.

United States presidential election results for Pike County, Mississippi[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,479 48.84% 8,646 49.80% 236 1.36%
2016 8,009 48.95% 8,043 49.16% 308 1.88%
2012 8,181 45.52% 9,650 53.69% 143 0.80%
2008 8,651 47.91% 9,276 51.38% 128 0.71%
2004 8,660 52.07% 7,881 47.38% 91 0.55%
2000 7,464 52.69% 6,544 46.20% 158 1.12%
1996 5,403 43.45% 6,302 50.68% 730 5.87%
1992 6,005 43.90% 6,279 45.90% 1,395 10.20%
1988 7,637 53.63% 6,531 45.87% 71 0.50%
1984 8,254 57.28% 6,137 42.59% 20 0.14%
1980 6,661 48.56% 6,694 48.80% 361 2.63%
1976 5,659 48.16% 5,749 48.92% 343 2.92%
1972 6,542 72.08% 2,332 25.69% 202 2.23%
1968 1,460 14.38% 2,848 28.05% 5,846 57.57%
1964 6,418 92.20% 543 7.80% 0 0.00%
1960 1,467 27.38% 1,258 23.48% 2,632 49.13%
1956 1,210 29.47% 1,714 41.74% 1,182 28.79%
1952 2,908 53.82% 2,495 46.18% 0 0.00%
1948 69 1.75% 221 5.61% 3,650 92.64%
1944 248 7.70% 2,972 92.30% 0 0.00%
1940 185 5.88% 2,956 93.93% 6 0.19%
1936 86 2.64% 3,170 97.21% 5 0.15%
1932 118 4.67% 2,400 94.94% 10 0.40%
1928 920 27.45% 2,431 72.55% 0 0.00%
1924 197 8.61% 1,640 71.65% 452 19.75%
1920 153 11.66% 1,114 84.91% 45 3.43%
1916 53 3.50% 1,451 95.71% 12 0.79%
1912 24 1.95% 1,068 86.90% 137 11.15%



See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/28/28113.html. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ Pike County Mississippi 1798-1876 Pioneer Families and Confederate Soldiers, by Luke W. Conerly, 1909
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_28.txt. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ms190090.txt. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?g=0500000US28113&tid=DECENNIALPL2020.P2. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  12. ^ C. W. Barnum. "Webster Parish, Louisiana, History and Genealogy". laahgp.genealogyvillage.com. http://laahgp.genealogyvillage.com/Bigraphicalmemoirs13/websterparishbn1.html. 

Coordinates: 31°11′N 90°24′W / 31.18, -90.40


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