Pikeville, NC

Pikeville, situated in Wayne County, is a small town made up of half of a square mile.

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The median resident age in Pikeville is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $8,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Pikeville is about $95,000 (2013) which is $65,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Pikeville is 85% White, 7% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 5% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 47% are married, 17% are divorced, 2% are separated, 10% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Wayne County

Pikeville belongs to Wayne County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after one of George Washington's generals, Anthony Wayne, is a part of the Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, and has a population of 122,700. Its largest city and county seat, Goldsboro, has a population of 36,400.

Wayne County borders Wilson, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, Sampson, and Johnston counties.

Wayne County is made up of 557 square miles. 553 of which is land with the remaining 3.8 as water.


The population of Pikeville, NC is about 680. The population has seen a steady decrease since 2000.


The elevation of Pikeville, NC is 138 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Pikeville, NC is 27863.

Area Code

The area code for Pikeville, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Pikeville and Wayne County have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 60% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 38% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Pikeville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, retail, and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Goldsboro Daily News and Goldsboro News-Argus are the primary newspapers that cover the Wayne County area.


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