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Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Gatlinburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sevier County at latitude 35.7249 and longitude -83.4936. Sevier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,289 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gatlinburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gatlinburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Gatlinburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,361
Population in Households 4,328
Population in Familes 3,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 421
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 1,845
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,044 (16.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 801 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,649 (71.6%)
Median Home Value $172,750
Average Home Value $218,487


Median Household Income $39,575
Average Household Income $52,162
Per Capita Income $21,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.39% 2.2%
Households 2.21% 2.11%
Families 2.18% 1.95%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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, 2014 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 # 250 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 39 91st
Median Household Income # 180 58th
Per Capita Income # 135 69th

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