Pike County, Missouri

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Pike County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 18,351. Its county seat is Bowling Green6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,774 km² (685 mi²). 1,743 km² (673 mi²) of it is land and 31 km² (12 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.75% water.

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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,351 people, 6,451 households, and 4,476 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (27/mi²). There are 7,493 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.44% White, 9.17% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,451 households out of which 31.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% are married couples living together, 9.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 119.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 123.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,373, and the median income for a family is $39,059. Males have a median income of $28,528 versus $19,426 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,462. 15.50% of the population and 11.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.20% of those under the age of 18 and 15.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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