Pike County is located in west central Arkansas. The County Seat is Murfreesboro and the largest city is Murfreesboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Pike%20County. The 2014 population estimate is 11,024 and the 2010 census population was 11,291. The land area is 600.62 square miles and there are 18.8 persons per square mile.
93.5% of the population is White, 3.3% is Black or African American, 6.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 80.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,200, there are 4,325 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,377, the median household income is $32,206, and 24.8% of the persons in Pike County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 964. Retail sales (in $1000) were $52,793, and sales per capita were $4,876. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.1%.
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