Pike county is in the Eastern Coal Field region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 610 to 3149 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 65,024 in a land area of 786.83 square miles, an average of 82.6 people per square mile.
It is the largest county in the state.
The equine population was 200 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Pike county was named for General Zebulon Pike, who was killed in the War of 1812.