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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Pike County is located in Kentucky with a population of 61,586. In Pike County, most residents own their homes. Residents of Pike County tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pike County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$75,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$651
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    23.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    669.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,684
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Pike County

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,972
National
$55,322

Pike County Reviews

3 reviews
I love the small town family atmosphere of pike county. We have tons of beautiful nature to enjoy. However, the drug addiction epidemic pains me. Majority of people in my generation have waisted their lives. Unfortunately the situation keeps growing.
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Pikeville, KY is a growing community economically and population-wise. We are starting to get more funding for our area that is making it easier to live here.
Pike County Is a small county in eastern Kentucky. They are trying to make tourism better and I would like to see us grow.