Gatlinburg, TN Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 3,382. Estimated population in 2021: 4,426 (+30.9% change)
Males: 1,667 (49.3%), Females: 1,715 (50.7%)

Sevier County

Zip code: 37738

Median resident age: 46.8 years
Median household income: $37,606
Median house value: $147,000

Races in Gatlinburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (18.5%), English (12.1%), Irish (11.4%), German (10.1%), Scotch-Irish (7.1%), Scottish (5.0%).

Elevation: 1289 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gatlinburg

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gatlinburg city

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

4.7% Foreign born (2.0% Asia, 1.6% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -47 (-1.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gatlinburg:

  • FORT SANDERS SEVIER MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • US PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CHEROKEE, NC)
  • SWAIN COUNTY HOSPITAL INC (about 23 miles; BRYSON CITY, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gatlinburg:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 34 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 70 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 92 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gatlinburg:

  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 9 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: GKT)
  • KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN ISLAND (about 30 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: DKX)
  • MOORE-MURRELL (about 32 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Abbreviation: MOR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gatlinburg:

  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 27 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 37 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 66 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)

Schools

Public high school in Gatlinburg:

  • GATLINBURG PITTMAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 150 PROFFITT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Gatlinburg:

  • PI BETA PHI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 451; Location: 125 CHEROKEE ORCHARD RD; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Gatlinburg:

  • ANNA PORTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $121,831; Location: 207 CHEROKEE ORCHARD RD; 20,500 books; 824 audio materials; 996 video materials; 60 serial subscriptions)

 

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