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Encyclopedia > Pike County, Illinois

Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population is 17,384. Its county seat is Pittsfield, Illinois6. Image File history File links Pike_County_Illinois. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Pike County, Illinois. ... 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. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,199 km² (849 mi²). 2,150 km² (830 mi²) of it is land and 48 km² (19 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.19% 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. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


History

Pike County was formed in 1821 out of Madison County. It was named in honor of Zebulon Pike, leader of the Pike expedition in 1806 to map out the south and west portions of the Louisiana Purchase. Pike served at the Battle of Tippecanoe, and was killed in 1813 in the War of 1812. Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Zebulon Montgomery Pike (January 5, 1779–April 27, 1813) was an American soldier and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. ... United States Army Captain Zebulon Pike led the Pike expedition (July 15, 1806 – July 1, 1807) to explore the south and west of the Louisiana Purchase. ... From Frank Bond, Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase. ... The Battle of Tippecanoe was a decisive victory by United States forces led by then-Governor of the Indiana Territory William Henry Harrison over the forces of Tecumsehs growing American Indian confederation. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,384 people, 6,876 households, and 4,778 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/mi²). There were 8,011 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.38% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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 were 6,876 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $31,127, and the median income for a family was $38,583. Males had a median income of $27,687 versus $18,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,946. 12.40% of the population and 9.80% of families were below the poverty line. 14.70% of those under the age of 18 and 11.40% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line 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

Barry is a city located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Baylis is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Detroit is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... El Dara is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Florence is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Griggsville is a city located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Hull is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Kinderhook is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Milton is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Nebo is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... New Canton is a town located in Pike County, Illinois. ... This article is about the village in Pike County. ... Pearl is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Perry is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Pleasant Hill is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Time is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ... Valley City is a village located in Pike County, Illinois. ...

Trivia

Pike County, Illinois, is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state--in this case, Pike County, Missouri. Illinois has another such county--Vermilion County, which borders Vermillion County, Indiana (note that they are spelled differently).

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Pike County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words)
Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois.
Pike served at the Battle of Tippecanoe, and was killed in 1813 in the War of 1812.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older.
Pike County, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (405 words)
Pike County is a county located in the state of Missouri.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,373, and the median income for a family was $39,059.
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