Pikeville, KY
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Pikeville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 7,012 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Pikeville is the 64th largest community in Kentucky.

Pikeville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pikeville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pikeville who work in healthcare (13.41%), office and administrative support (12.11%), and teaching (11.68%).

One of the benefits of Pikeville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Pikeville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.51% of adults in Pikeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pikeville in 2010 was $30,577, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,308 for a family of four. However, Pikeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pikeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pikeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pikeville include Irish, English, Scottish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pikeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.