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The 2000 Census showed that Pike County had a population of 38,940 people. This represented 1.37% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pike had a population of 39,834 people. This is an increase of 2.3% since the 2000 Census.

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
201040,404+3.76%+1.43% since 2009
200939,834+2.3%-0.11% since 2008
200839,878+2.41%+0.26% since 2007
200739,776+2.15%-0.33% since 2006
200639,908+2.49%+3.3% since 2005
200538,633-0.79%+0.33% since 2004
200338,497-1.14%-0.4% since 2002
200238,653-0.74%-0.11% since 2001
200138,695-0.63%-0.63% since 2000
200038,940The Last Census

Pike County had 16,720 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pike County has a total area<3> of 410.8 square miles [1,063 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.9 square miles [4.91 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pike County had a population density of 95.2 people per square mile [36.77 people/km²], making it the state's 11th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pike County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pike and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Pike County QuickFact (QF-28113).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Pike County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pike County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Tangipahoa (LA)QF-22105   S118,688100,58817.99%
Washington (LA)QF-22117   SE45,66943,9263.97%
AmiteQF-28005   W13,03813,599-4.13%
LincolnQF-28085   N34,83033,1665.02%
WalthallQF-28147   E15,29115,1560.89%

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pike. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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