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Encyclopedia > Pike County, Alabama

Pike County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General Zebulon Pike, of New Jersey, an explorer who led an expedition to southern Colorado and discovered Pikes Peak in 1806. As of 2000 the population was 29,605. Local legend claims that the original county name of Zebulon was abandoned when the founders had trouble making the letter "Z". Its county seat is Troy. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ... Zebulon Montgomery Pike (January 5, 1779–April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... There are also three Colorado Rivers: two in the United States and one in Argentina. ... Pikes Peak (formerly Pikes Peak, see below) is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Events January 8 - Cape Colony becomes a British colony January 10 - Dutch in Cape Town surrender to the British January 19 - The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope February 6 - Royal Navy victory off Santo Domingo - see:Action of 6 February 1806 March 23 - After traveling through the... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Troy is a city located in Pike County, Alabama. ...

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History

Pike County was established on December 17, 1821. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events February 23 - The Philadelphia College of Apothecaries founds the first pharmacy college. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,741 km² (672 mi²). 1,738 km² (671 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,605 people, 11,933 households, and 7,649 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (44/mi²). There are 13,981 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 60.77% White, 36.60% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 11,933 households out of which 29.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.60% are married couples living together, 16.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.90% are non-families. 29.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.98. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 15.80% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 89.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $25,551, and the median income for a family is $34,132. Males have a median income of $27,094 versus $18,758 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,904. 23.10% of the population and 18.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.90% of those under the age of 18 and 21.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


Banks is a town located in Pike County, Alabama. ... Brundidge is a city located in Pike County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 2,341. ... Goshen is a town located in Pike County, Alabama. ... Troy is a city located in Pike County, Alabama. ...

State of Alabama
File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States; the population of Alabama is 4,447,100 as of 2000. ...

Capital:

Montgomery Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Alabama. ...

Largest Metro:

Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area The Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area also known as Greater Birmingham, is made up of 8 counties in Central Alabama. ...

Regions:

Greater Birmingham | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama | Tennessee Valley The Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area also known as Greater Birmingham, is made up of 8 counties in Central Alabama. ... Central Alabama is the region in the state of Alabama that stretches approximately 170 miles from the western border with Mississippi to eastern border with Georgia and 136 miles from the northern border of Cullman County to the Alabama River in southern Autauga County. ... Lower Alabama is a term used to describe the southernmost part of Alabama. ... Mobile Bay - Landsat photo Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama in the United States. ... The Tennesse Valley region of Alabama occupies the northern fifth of the state. ...

Largest cities:

Birmingham | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County, Alabama. ... Mobile and Mobile Bay from space, June 1991 Mobile is a city located in Mobile County, Alabama. ... Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Alabama. ...

Major cities:

Alabaster | Albertville | Alexander City | Anniston | Athens | Auburn | Bessemer | Daphne | Decatur | Dothan | Enterprise | Florence | Gadsden | Homewood | Hoover | Tuscaloosa | Vestavia Hills Alabaster is a city located in Shelby County, Alabama. ... Albertville is a city located in Marshall County, Alabama. ... Alexander City is a city located in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. ... Anniston is a city located in Calhoun County in Alabama, a state of the United States of America. ... Athens is a city located in Limestone County, Alabama. ... Auburn is a city located in Lee County, Alabama. ... Bessemer is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ... Daphne is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. ... Decatur is a city located in Morgan County, Alabama on the shore of the Tennessee River. ... Dothan is a city located in Houston County, Alabama. ... Enterprise is a city located in Coffee County, Alabama. ... Florence is a city located in Lauderdale County, Alabama. ... Gadsden is a city located in northeastern Alabama. ... Homewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ... Hoover is a city located in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in Alabama. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. ... Vestavia Hills is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. ...

All cities:

List of cities in Alabama The following is a list of the current cities in the U.S. State of Alabama: See also: Alabama List of cities in the United States Categories: Lists of cities in the United States ...

Counties:

Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston Autauga County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Baldwin County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Bibb County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Blount County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Bullock County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Butler County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Calhoun County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chambers County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cherokee County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chilton County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Choctaw County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clarke County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clay County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cleburne County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Coffee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Colbert County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Conecuh County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Coosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Covington County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Crenshaw County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cullman County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Dale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Dallas County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... DeKalb County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Escambia County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Etowah County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Fayette County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Franklin County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Geneva County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Greene County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Hale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Henry County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Houston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Jackson County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Jefferson County is the most densely population county in the State of Alabama the county seat being Birmingham. ... Lamar County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lauderdale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lawrence County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Limestone County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lowndes County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Madison County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marengo County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marion County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marshall County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Mobile County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Monroe County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Montgomery County is a county in the State of Alabama. ... Morgan County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Perry County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Pickens County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Randolph County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Shelby County is a county of the State of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. ... St. ... Sumter County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Talladega County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Walker County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Washington County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Wilcox County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Winston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ...


 
 

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