Pikesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. Pikesville is just northwest of the Baltimore city limits. It is the northwestern suburb closest to Baltimore. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census. The corridor along Interstate 795 which links Pikesville,Owings Mills and Reisterstown to the Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695) contains one of the larger Jewishpopulations in Maryland. Pikesville was named after the American soldier and explorer Zebulon Pike (1779–1813). While there are places named for Pike in many other states, Pikesville, Maryland, is the only place named "Pikesville" (compare Pikeville, Kentucky).