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Pike grows 31%

Pike County’s population increased by 30.55% during the period 2000 to 2010, according to U.S. Census data extrapolated by Three Rivers Regional Commission personnel. Pike’s population grew by 4,181 over the period going from 13,688 to 17,869. Williamson showed the best municipal growth, growing by 55 residents from 297 to 352. Of those, 83.5% were white, 9.9% were black, 4% were native Hawaiian or Pacific islander and 4% were mixed race. Concord was the only other Pike municipality showing a population gain, growing by 39 citizens from 336 to 375. Of those, 81.1% were white, 15.5% were black, 1.3% were hispanic and 1.9% were mixed race. Zebulon lost seven residents over the census period, falling from 1,181 to 1,174. Of those, 58.9% were white, 35.2% were black, 1.9 % were Alaskan or native American, 1.6% were mixed race and 1.4% were hispanic. Meansville also lost population, dropping by 10 from 192 to 182 over the census period. It is 73.6% white, 22.5% black and 3.3% mixed race. Molena, meanwhile, lost 107 residents over the past decade as its population fell from 475 to 368. It is 73.4% white, 22.8% black, 1.6% mixed race and 1.4% hispanic. Pike is drawing close to neighboring Lamar County in total population.

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