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The City of Pikeville had a population of 7,246 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Pikeville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,246
Daytime Population: Workers 11,813
Daytime Population: Residents 4,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.22
Population in Households 6,378
Population in Familes 4,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 868
Population Density2 332
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $29,744
Average Household Income $50,574
Per Capita Income $21,831


Total Housing Units 3,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,358 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,639 (48.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $125,109
Average Home Value $167,568


Total Households 2,997
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,688
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% -0.44%
Households 0.03% -0.54%
Families 0.04% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2017 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 # 64 88th
Population Density # 441 19th
Diversity Index # 208 61st
Median Household Income # 458 15th
Per Capita Income # 282 48th

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