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Pikeville is a city in Pike County.

Pikeville is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for explorer Zebulon M. Pike

The latitude of Pikeville is 37.479N. The longitude is -82.518W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,286.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,026
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pikeville demographic reports
Pikeville is in the Cumberland Mountains
This region was the setting of America's most famous feud - the long battle between the Hatfields and the McCoys

A nearby peak called Duty's Knob was the reputed hideout of Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Confederate raiders

Well-known residents have included:
· Dwight Yoakam, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Hillbilly Days - April 19-21, 2007
  • July Jam - July 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pikeville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Dils Mansion
Colleges and universities: Pikeville College, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pikeville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pike County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 41501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Pikeville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pikeville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pikeville was $21,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Pikeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Pikeville festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pikeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,084.


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Libraries in Pikeville include Pike County Public Library District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pikeville include Appalachian News-Express

TV stations in Pikeville include WKPI.

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Pike County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pikeville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Pikeville workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Pikeville include Days Inn, Super 8.

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