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 85.75% 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 (13.78%), office and administrative support (13.32%), and management occupations (13.00%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pikeville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Pikeville is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.39% of adults in Pikeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pikeville in 2010 was $32,544, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,176 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.