Pikeville is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,636 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pikeville is the 256th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pikeville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pikeville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pikeville who work in sales jobs (12.88%), office and administrative support (8.73%), and maintenance occupations (7.89%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Pikeville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pikeville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The rate of college-level education in Pikeville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.99% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pikeville in 2010 was $17,988, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,952 for a family of four. However, Pikeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Pikeville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.32% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Pikeville is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Pikeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.