Gatlinburg, TN 37738 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 37738: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sevier County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.713, Longitude -83.515
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,051
  • PO Box Addresses: 571
  • Residential Addresses: 2,993
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 335
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,658

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,845
Daytime Population: Workers 9,201
Daytime Population: Residents 2,726
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,927
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.04
Population in Households 5,807
Population in Familes 4,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $42,998
Average Household Income $58,413
Per Capita Income $24,655


Total Housing Units 9,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,491 (16.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 962 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,548 (72.7%)
Median Home Value $185,125
Average Home Value $225,989


Total Households 2,453
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,519
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 1.45% 1.29%
Households 1.31% 1.25%
Families 1.15% 1.15%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

Gatlinburg, TN 37738 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 37738 to the other 616 ZIP Codes 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 # 279 55th
Population Density # 529 14th
Diversity Index # 116 81st
Median Household Income # 250 60th
Per Capita Income # 179 71st

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