Pike County, Kentucky

Pike County: County in Kentucky, United States


Pike County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,024 and a population density of 32 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 57,057 inhabitants. Its county seat is Pikeville. The county was created 202 years ago in 1821.

Pike County locator map
Location of Pike County on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Pike County

Population : 57,057 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Pike County, Pike County, Pike County, Pike County, Pike County, Pike County, Pike County, Pike County, Pike County
Area : 2043 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.2%
Land as percent of area : 99.8%
Named for : Zebulon Pike
Altitude : 1,959 feet / 597 meters
Capital : Pikeville
Establishment : December 12, 1821
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 14:03:15 (15th June 2024)
Density : 28 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -13.96% (2010-2020)
Pike county courthouse image
Pike county courthouse
Pike county courthouse image


Pike County is located at 37°28'8"N 82°23'45"W (37.4690200, -82.3958700). It has 7 neighbors: Floyd County, Knott County, Letcher County, Martin County, Buchanan County, Dickenson County and Mingo County.

Pike County map

The largest city of Pike County is Pikeville with a population of 6,432. Other cities include, Coal Run Village population 1,494 and Elkhorn City population 890. See all Pike County cities & populated places.

Pike County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Pike County.

City Name Population Title
Pikeville 6,432 City and county seat of Pike County, Kentucky
Coal Run Village 1,494 City in Pike County, Kentucky, United States of America
Elkhorn City 890 City in Pike County, Kentucky, United States of America

Pike County has 7 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Pike County decreased by 13.96% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 65,024 - census
2011 64,908 -0.18% estimation process
2012 64,582 -0.5% estimation process
2013 63,853 -1.14% estimation process
2014 62,931 -1.47% estimation process
2015 61,781 -1.86% estimation process
2016 60,431 -2.23% estimation process
2017 58,905 -2.59% estimation process
2018 58,492 -0.71% estimation process
2019 57,876 -1.06% estimation process
2020 57,057 -1.44% estimation process

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People born in Pike County (9)

People born in Pike County, including United States politician and businessman Ben M. Williamson, United States Marine James Blake Miller, baseball player Jonny Venters, .


  • Effie Waller Smith (American poet) she was born in 06/01/1879
  • Eula Hall (health care clinic founder and community activist) she was born in 29/10/1927
  • Molly O'Day (Singer, musician) she was born in 09/07/1923
  • Sid Hatfield (Police Chief, mining union activist) he was born in 15/05/1891
  • Will T. Scott (American judge) he was born in 20/07/1947
  • Joseph F. Mooney (Prothonotary Apostolic, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese of New York) he was born in 08/07/1848

Other places with the same name (10)

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Jefferson County 767,452 County in Alabama, United States
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Lexington-Fayette 314,488 The most populous city in Kentucky and the center of the Lexington-Fayette metropolitan area.
Meads 288,649 A census-designated place located in Meade County, Kentucky.
Ironville 288,649 A city located in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
Lexington 225,366 The second most populous city in Kentucky.
Kenton County 167,949 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 135,396 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 134,510 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 111,309 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,978 County in Kentucky, United States
Madison County 94,265 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 94,020 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Bullitt County 82,182 County in Kentucky, United States
Christian County 71,478 County in Missouri, United States