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.
When you are in Pikeville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.71% of Pikeville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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.