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Time Zone: Pike County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Magnolia is the Seat for Pike County.

Pike County was founded in 1815 and was created by taking area from MarionCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pike had a population of 39,834 people. This is an increase of 2.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,940 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pike represented 1.37% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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200038,940The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
McComb   13,64513,3372.31% increase  
Magnolia   2,0632,0710.39% decrease  
Summit   1,6051,42812.39% increase  
Osyka   4944812.7% increase  

Websites for Pike County

Official Website:   www.co.pike.ms.us/

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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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