Gatlinburg, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Gatlinburg had a population of 4,387 as of July 1, 2015. Gatlinburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gatlinburg is located at latitude 35.7249 and longitude -83.4936 in Sevier County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gatlinburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sevier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,289 feet.

The City of Gatlinburg (GNIS ID: 2403685) 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.

The City of Gatlinburg is located within Commissioner District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sevier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gatlinburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gatlinburg: Gatlinburgh, White Oak Flats.

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Gatlinburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,387
Population in Households 4,355
Population in Familes 3,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 424
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 1,851
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,030 (15.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 821 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,734 (71.9%)
Median Home Value $181,278
Average Home Value $220,369


Median Household Income $42,768
Average Household Income $58,151
Per Capita Income $24,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.05% 2.1%
Households 1.85% 2.0%
Families 1.85% 1.87%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gatlinburg, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gatlinburg to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 122 72nd
Population Density1 # 249 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 56 87th
Median Household Income # 148 66th
Per Capita Income # 88 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.