Population: 5,655

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 63%
Single 37%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Pigeon Forge has a very low population density. Pigeon Forge is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

488 Pigeon Forge
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Pigeon Forge, TN, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Pigeon Forge, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Pigeon Forge has a population density of 488, with 5,655 current residents.

Out of the 5,655 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 63% of the residents are married and 37% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 44% Rain
  • 6% Snow


57°F average temperature

  • 20 years Median home age
  • $149,590 Median home price
  • -16.82% Home appreciation rate
  • 2.9% Annual property tax
  • 44.6%
    Homes owned
  • 30.7%
    Homes rented
  • 24.7%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Pigeon Forge, the air quality is 23% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 44% rainy, and 6% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Pigeon Forge, you should know that 44.6% of homes are owned while 30.7% of homes are rented, and 24.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $149,590, the median age of homes is 20 years, the annual home appreciation is -16.82% and the annual property tax is 2.90%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Pigeon Forge, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Pigeon Forge’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Pigeon Forge is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 25.35% Democratic, 73.43% Republican, and 1.22% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 69%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 7%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Pigeon Forge, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.30% of residents are unemployed in Pigeon Forge (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Pigeon Forge residents: 12.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 9.21% are in the arts and sciences field, 31.1% are in the customer service field, 25.7% are in the sales field, 0.51% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 10.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 68.57%, 4.77% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.43% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.29% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Pigeon Forge, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Pigeon Forge have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 17% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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