Pike County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Pittsfield and the largest city is Pittsfield. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pikeil.org/hot_links!/county_government.php. The 2014 population estimate is 16,022 and the 2010 census population was 16,430. The land area is 831.38 square miles and there are 19.8 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 86.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,700, there are 6,708 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,344, the median household income is $39,845, and 16.6% of the persons in Pike County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,444. Retail sales (in $1000) were $136,472, and sales per capita were $8,233.
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