Pigeon Forge, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Pigeon Forge had a population of 6,255 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Pigeon Forge, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,255
Population in Households 6,137
Population in Familes 4,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 474
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $37,061
Average Household Income $54,253
Per Capita Income $20,974


Total Housing Units 5,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,295 (22.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,077 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,337 (58.5%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $229,012


Total Households 2,371
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,573
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.76% 0.72%
Households 0.7% 0.72%
Families 0.72% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2018 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 # 93 78th
Population Density # 227 47th
Diversity Index # 35 92nd
Median Household Income # 293 32nd
Per Capita Income # 288 33rd

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