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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,266
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+2,706
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,017
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,964
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,504

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,519
% Above Poverty Level73.9%
% Below Poverty Level26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$677
Median House Value$174,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Irish8.8%
German8.4%
English6.6%
Scottish2.3%
African1.4%
Polish1.4%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian1%
Swiss0.6%
Iranian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Pikeville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pike County
Standard Zip Codes41501
P.O. Box Zip Codes41502
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.47
Approximate Longitude-82.51

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)

StationWILLIAMSON
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp40 to 71 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationPAINTSVILLE 1 E
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationJACKSON CARROLL AP
Distance44.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allen218$47,500
Elkhorn City939$44,667
Forest Hills438$94,063
Martin596$26,563
Wayland315$39,167
Wheelwright825$28,646

Pikeville Public Libraries

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

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Pikeville Hospitals

Pikeville Medical Center
(Non-profit)
911 Bypass Rd
(606) 437-3500

Pikeville Public Schools

Johns Creek Elementary School
8302 Meta Hwy
ZIP: 41501
(606) 631-1097
Primary
Total Enrollment 794
Millard Area Technology Center
7925 Millard Hwy
ZIP: 41501
(606) 437-6059
Millard School
8015 Millard Highway
ZIP: 41501
(606) 432-3380
Primary
Total Enrollment 758
Mullins Elementary School
101 Tiger Way
ZIP: 41501
(606) 432-2733
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Northpoint Academy
5279 North Mayo Trail
ZIP: 41501
(606) 433-9254
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Pike County Central High School
100 Winners Circle Drive
ZIP: 41501
(606) 432-4352
High
Total Enrollment 695
Pikeville Elementary School
105 Bailey Blvd.
ZIP: 41501
(606) 432-4196
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Pikeville High School
120 Championship Drive
ZIP: 41501
(606) 432-0185
High
Total Enrollment 549
Shelby Valley Day Treatment
95 Douglas Park
ZIP: 41501
(606) 639-0063
High
Total Enrollment 27
Shelby Valley High School
125 Douglas Park
ZIP: 41501
(606) 639-0033
High
Total Enrollment 555

Pikeville Private Schools

Christ Central School
630 Adams Rd
ZIP: 41501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
St Francis Of Assisi School
147 Bryan St
ZIP: 41501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
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