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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Pigeon Forge had a population of 6,411 as of July 1, 2017. Pigeon Forge 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 Pigeon Forge is located at latitude 35.7978 and longitude -83.562 in Sevier County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pigeon Forge (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sevier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The City of Pigeon Forge (GNIS ID: 2404516) 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 Pigeon Forge is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sevier County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pigeon Forge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,411
Daytime Population: Workers 12,038
Daytime Population: Residents 2,880
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,918
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.33
Population in Households 6,293
Population in Familes 4,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 485
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $35,206
Average Household Income $53,142
Per Capita Income $20,575


Total Housing Units 5,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,227 (21.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,204 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,379 (58.2%)
Median Home Value $166,489
Average Home Value $210,889


Total Households 2,431
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,620
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 1.21% 1.2%
Households 1.15% 1.17%
Families 1.24% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Pigeon Forge, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pigeon Forge 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 # 92 79th
Population Density # 223 48th
Diversity Index # 37 92nd
Median Household Income # 302 30th
Per Capita Income # 266 38th

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