Pikeville is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 693 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pikeville is the 447th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pikeville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.71% of the Pikeville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pikeville is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pikeville who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), management occupations (9.18%), and food service (6.96%).
Also of interest is that Pikeville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Pikeville is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Pikeville isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 86.08% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Pikeville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Pikeville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.21% of adults in Pikeville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pikeville in 2010 was $19,492, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,968 for a family of four.
Pikeville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 German, Irish, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Pikeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.