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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 7,313
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,833
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,765
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,943
Median Earnings With High School Degree $18,393

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,784
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $605
Median House Value $170,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 10.7%

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 180 $54,125
Elkhorn City 855 $38,333
Forest Hills 468 $93,750
Martin 687 $18,875
Wayland 377 $25,893
Wheelwright 1,036 $38,611

Pikeville Public Libraries

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

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Pikeville Hospitals

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

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Pikeville High Schools

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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

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