Pike County, Ohio

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Pike County is a county located in the Appalachian region of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 27,695. Its county seat is Waverly[2] and is named for explorer Zebulon Pike.[3]

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History

Pike County was organized on February 1, 1815, from portions of Scioto, Ross, and Adams Counties, and was named in honor of Zebulon Pike, the explorer and soldier who had recently been killed in the War of 1812.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 444 square miles (1,150 km²).441 square miles (1,143 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 27,695 people, 10,444 households, and 7,665 families residing in the county. The population density was 63 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 11,602 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.72% White, 0.89% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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