Pike Road is a somewhat small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 8,777 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Pike Road is the 107th largest community in Alabama. Pike Road has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pike Road, where the median household income is $94,805.00.
Pike Road real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Pike Road house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Pike Road is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pike Road is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pike Road who work in management occupations (17.64%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and teaching (10.38%).
Also of interest is that Pike Road has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Pike Road is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pike Road really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pike Road perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Pike Road is a very car-oriented town. 91.07% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Pike Road is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Pike Road has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Pike Road doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Pike Road is a pretty powerful place. 55.61% of the adults in Pike Road have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Pike Road in 2010 was $39,466, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,864 for a family of four.
Pike Road is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pike Road home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pike Road residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pike Road include German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Pike Road is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.