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The City of Pikeville had a population of 7,450 as of July 1, 2016. Pikeville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pikeville is located at latitude 37.4807 and longitude -82.5261 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pikeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Pikeville (GNIS ID: 2404518) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pikeville is located within Pikeville Division of Pike County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pikeville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pikeville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,450
Population in Households 6,422
Population in Familes 4,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,028
Population Density1 341
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 3,030
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,350 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,680 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $174,426


Median Household Income $28,050
Average Household Income $46,992
Per Capita Income $20,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% -0.05%
Households 0.21% -0.07%
Families 0.22% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pikeville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pikeville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 89th
Population Density1 # 440 19th
Diversity Index2 # 211 61st
Median Household Income # 472 13th
Per Capita Income # 309 43rd

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