Gatlinburg, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Gatlinburg had a population of 4,392 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Gatlinburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,392
Daytime Population: Workers 8,523
Daytime Population: Residents 2,114
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,637
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.42
Population in Households 4,359
Population in Familes 3,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 424
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $42,155
Average Household Income $56,919
Per Capita Income $23,929


Total Housing Units 6,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,072 (16.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,733 (71.9%)
Median Home Value $185,824
Average Home Value $221,712


Total Households 1,852
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.5% 1.34%
Households 1.35% 1.28%
Families 1.34% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Gatlinburg, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gatlinburg to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 123 71st
Population Density # 249 42nd
Diversity Index # 59 86th
Median Household Income # 177 59th
Per Capita Income # 147 66th

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