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. Much of the housing stock in Pike Road was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Pike Road economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. 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 small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Pike Road, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 91.07% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Pike Road does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pike Road, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pike Road is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.61% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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.