dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Pikeville, Kentucky

Pikeville, Kentucky is 65 miles S of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 112 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky. It is in Pike county. The population of the city is 6,295.

Pikeville History

The city of Pikeville was first chartered in the year 1893 by the State of Kentucky. It was previously a town, which was incorporated in 1824. The city was initially known as Pike or Piketon. The name was changed to Pikeville in 1850, in honor of Zebulon Montgomery Pike who was an U.S. Army officer and a western explorer. The city was often flooded by the river Sandy. Pikeville completed the most ambitious engineering efforts in 1987, at the east of the Mississippi River.

Pikeville and nearby Attractions

  • Big Sandy Heritage Center
  • Coal Miners' Museum
  • Bituminous Coal Heritage Museum
  • Coal Miners' Museum

Things To Do In Pikeville

Visitors to the city can take a trip to the Bituminous Coal Heritage Museum while staying in the city. Tourists can celebrate local festivals with the natives. Some of these include the Hillbilly Days which is held in the month of April, and July Jam which takes place in the month of July. Golf lovers can spend some time in the Green Meadows Country Club.

Pikeville Transportation

Tri - state/ Milton j. Ferguson Field is the nearest airport.

Pikeville Higher Education

Pikeville College is the local college. Higher education is also provided by other educational institutions like Southwest Virginia Community College, Marshall University, and Northeast State Technical Community College.

People

Total Population 7,038
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,740
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,167
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $630
Median House Value $175,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pikeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Pike
Standard Zip Codes 41501
P.O. Box Zip Codes 41502
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.479
Longitude -82.518

Pikeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILLIAMSON
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station PAINTSVILLE 1 E
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station JACKSON CARROLL AP
Distance 44.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pikeville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Broad Bottom (41501)

Gulnare (41501)

McCombs (41501)

Meta (41501)

Nelse (41501)

Piso (41501)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen 211 $44,375
Elkhorn City 898 $48,917
Forest Hills 385 $91,250
Martin 713 $19,934
Wayland 370 $27,500
Wheelwright 937 $39,018

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pikeville Public Libraries

Library
Pike County Public Library District
"119 COLLEGE STREET, SUITE #3"
Pikeville, Kentucky
(606) 432-9977
Library Web Site

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Pikeville Hospitals

PIKEVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
911 BYPASS RD
(606) 437-3500
Emergency Service: Yes

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • AA/Early Childhood Education
  • BA/Early Childhood Education Administration
  • BA/Education Studies
  • You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Programs
  • M.S. in Educational Leadership
  • Ed.D. in Leadership and Management
  • St. Thomas University offers fully online business and education graduate degrees built on a 50-year tradition of scholastic excellence, community leadership, and faith-focused values.

Programs
  • Online Associate Degree to Master Degree Nursing program
  • Online Bachelor Degree to Master Degree Nursing program
  • Master of Public Administration
  • If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At the University of San Francisco, youll find the excellence inherent in an institution established over 150 years ago, and inherent in nearly five centuries of Jesuit education.

Pikeville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

PIKE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
100 WINNERS CIRCLE DRIVE
606-432-4352
Serves 663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

SHELBY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
125 DOUGLAS PARK
606-639-0033
Serves 620 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

PIKEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
120 CHAMPIONSHIP DR
606-432-0185
Serves 572 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

SHELBY VALLEY DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT SCH
95 DOUGLAS PARK
606-639-0063
A Non-traditional School
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

Pikeville Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Pikeville Colleges
Pikeville colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Pikeville

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Pikeville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Pikeville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top