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Time Zone: Pike County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Pikeville is the Seat for Pike County.

Pike County was founded in 1821 and was created by taking area from FloydCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pike had a population of 65,446 people. This is a decrease of 4.79% since the last Census (which gave a population of 68,736 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pike represented 1.7% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201065,024-5.4%-0.64% since 2009
200965,446-4.79%+0.2% since 2008
200865,314-4.98%-0.32% since 2007
200068,736The Last Census

More information can be found on the Pike County Census Page for Pike County.


Below are some of the communities located in Pike County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Pike County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pikeville   6,4196,2951.97% increase  
Elkhorn City   1,0011,0605.57% decrease  
Coal Run Village   6325779.53% increase  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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