Pike County is a county located in the State of Georgia. It was created on December 9, 1822. As of 2000, the population is 13,688. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,801. The county seat is Zebulon, Georgia.
It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area).
Pike County was made from part of Monroe County in 1822. It was named after Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer and army officer.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,688 people, 4,755 households, and 3,784 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile. There were 5,068 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 83.64% White, 14.79% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,755 households out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.40% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.40% were non-families. 17.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $44,370, and the median income for a family was $49,798. Males had a median income of $33,114 versus $23,800 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,661. About 6.90% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
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