The small town of Pikeville, North Carolina is home to just under 1,000 people. Families with young children are customary, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 10% of the population, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just under 33, is decidedly younger than most cities in North Carolina. Home ownership is more common than renting in Pikeville, and 30% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,011 per month, exceeding the state average by $79/month, relatively high rent costs could play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Pikeville has an average commute time of about 28 minutes. Many residents (45%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Pikeville has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have completed some level of post-secondary education compared to the national average (19%), as 23% have earned a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. Further, 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Pikeville residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 13% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of just under $67,000, Pikeville workers bring in about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Pikeville, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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