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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Pikeville is a town in Kentucky with a population of 7,065. Pikeville is in Pike County. Living in Pikeville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Pikeville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pikeville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Pikeville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    28.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    744.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,128.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Pikeville

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,125
National
$55,322
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Pikeville Reviews

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Its a small town where everyone pretty much knows each other, treat others with respect and help out your neighbor. Christian Values stand tall in our community which allows for our children to grow up in the Lord and able to talk about in school without any reprocutions. It also is a wonderful mountain filled area where there is lots of ability to spend time in nature with fishing, 4 wheeling, riding up into the mountains and really appreciating your surroundings. I love where I live and wouldn't want to relocate.

One of the things I would change about Pikeville is the rampant drug issues in locations. If local law would be stricter on those selling and buying drugs we would see less overdoses and children getting involved in those situations. Our children are our future and we must be protective over this issues.
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It's home! I love how small and friendly it is. Every year we have what is called "Hillbilly Days" to celebrate our heritage, so you could say that we are very proud to be Appalachian people. There is a lot of beauty to find in the area as it is literally squeezed into the valleys of the mountains.
I came to Pikeville, Kentucky a few weeks ago. To be honest, I assumed it would be the equivalent of a rural city that does not have a lot to offer. However, I was too quick to judge. While there may not be too much diversity in a city where one third of the population is student based, it's the heart of the city that counts. Never having been to a southern city I was floored by the hospitality shown by everyone I met. While the food may not be that diverse in nature, it's the love that goes into the food made from scratch that you notice the most. As a minority hearing stories about how much prejudice and discrimination is in some areas make you cautious and second guess people's character. However, in the end I realized I was the one that was narrow-minded in my thinking just as I thought others would be. What I thought would just be another trip turned into an opportunity to self-reflect on how I view others and be more open. While the city may be small, their hearts are big.