Pigeon Forge, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 5,083. Estimated population in 2021: 5,784 (+13.8% change)
Males: 2,430 (47.8%), Females: 2,653 (52.2%)

Sevier County

Zip codes: 37863.

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $30,746
Median house value: $135,400

Races in Pigeon Forge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.0%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (18.7%), Irish (12.5%), German (11.5%), English (7.5%), French (3.0%), Italian (2.7%).

Elevation: 1010 feet

Land area: 11.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Pigeon Forge

  • High school or higher: 69.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pigeon Forge city

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

4.4% Foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,212 (+31.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Pigeon Forge:

  • FORT SANDERS SEVIER MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • JEFFERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pigeon Forge:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 29 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 76 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 93 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pigeon Forge:

  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 6 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: GKT)
  • KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN ISLAND (about 24 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: DKX)
  • MOORE-MURRELL (about 30 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Abbreviation: MOR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pigeon Forge:

  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 23 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 31 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 71 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)

Schools

Public high school in Pigeon Forge:

  • PIGEON FORGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 697; Location: 310 WEARS VALLEY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Pigeon Forge:

  • PIGEON FORGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 682; Location: 300 WEARS VALLEY RD; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Pigeon Forge:

  • PIGEON FORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $332,414; Location: 2449 LIBRARY DRIVE; 14,957 books; 192 audio materials; 824 video materials; 197 serial subscriptions)

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