Pike County is located in northeastern Missouri. The County Seat is Bowling Green and the largest city is Bowling Green. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pikecountymo.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 18,541 and the 2010 census population was 18,516. The land area is 670.44 square miles and there are 27.6 persons per square mile.
90.6% of the population is White, 7.5% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 78.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $90,100, there are 6,559 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,650, the median household income is $39,850, and 15.1% of the persons in Pike County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,252. Retail sales (in $1000) were $161,331, and sales per capita were $8,746. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.8%.
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