Gatlinburg, Tennessee Population 2021

3,754
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Gatlinburg is a city located in Sevier County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 3,754, it is the 121st largest city in Tennessee and the 5580th largest city in the United States . Gatlinburg is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -4.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,944 in 2010. Gatlinburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Gatlinburg has a population density of 360 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gatlinburg is $54,086 with a poverty rate of 13.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $792 per month, and the median house value is $210,600. The median age in Gatlinburg is 47.2 years, 47.3 years for males, and 47.1 years for females.

Gatlinburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gatlinburgwas:

  • White: 86.01%
  • Asian: 4.62%
  • Black or African American: 3.80%
  • Two or more races: 3.57%
  • Other race: 1.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0.10%
The current population of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is 3,754 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,860.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,944.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,44486.01%
Asian1854.62%
Black or African American1523.80%
Two or More Races1433.57%
Some Other Race571.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.10%
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Gatlinburg Population by Race

Gatlinburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Gatlinburg Median Age

47.2


Total

47.3


Male

47.1


Female

Gatlinburg Adults

There are 3,430 adults, (877 of whom are seniors) in Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Gatlinburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,990

49.70%

Male

2,014

50.30%

Gatlinburg Population by Age

Gatlinburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gatlinburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female27.3%72.7%
Non Family50%50%
All57.5%42.5%
Married67.1%32.9%
Male86.8%13.2%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gatlinburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7422.257.5
Married8272.7867.1
Non Family7301.350
Female1323.1327.3
Male533.4986.8

2.83

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Gatlinburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1103.55%
9th to 12th Grade2126.84%
High School Graduate97431.44%
Some College81626.34%
Associates Degree2277.33%
Bachelors Degree56018.08%
Graduate Degree1996.42%
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Gatlinburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gatlinburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,5822,309587
Hispanic137104
Asian136136110
Black12812847
2+ Races1058915
Islander1919
Other Race1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.88%.

Gatlinburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,311$22,668$23,734
Less Than 9th Grade$21,250$22,011$20,156
High School Graduate$23,575$22,656$25,865
Some College$23,958$26,731$22,394
Bachelors Degree$19,157$18,409$22,992
Graduate Degree$50,417$25,893$55,292

$23,311

Average Earnings

$22,668

Average Male

$23,734

Average Female

Gatlinburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gatlinburg Language by Age

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Gatlinburg Language

84.40% of Gatlinburg residents speak only English, while 15.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.38% of the population.

Gatlinburg Language

Gatlinburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,23734010.50%
Hispanic28915152.25%
Multiple1403424.29%
Asian1843016.30%
Other573052.63%
Black149149.40%
Native44100.00%

13.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.46%

Male Poverty Rate

13.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gatlinburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gatlinburg is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gatlinburg is Black, with 9.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.10%.

Gatlinburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.81%
High School12.53%
Some College10.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.53%

Gatlinburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.05%
Male Employed12.22%
Female Employed9.07%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Gatlinburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gatlinburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,802$54,086
Families$53,981$66,914
Married Families$57,318-
Non Families$28,125$35,616
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Income by Household Type

Gatlinburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Gatlinburg Married by Age and Sex

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Gatlinburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Gatlinburg Marital Status by Race

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Gatlinburg Marital Status

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336

Number of Veterans

292

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam100
First Gulf War38
World War II35
Korea34
Second Gulf War19

Gatlinburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+107
55 to 6490
65 to 7477
35 to 5462
18 to 34

Gatlinburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White32011.00%
2+ Races1613.68%

Gatlinburg Veterans by Race

Gatlinburg Veterans by Education

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7.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gatlinburg Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gatlinburg Employment by Age

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Gatlinburg Employment by Race

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Gatlinburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.84%

Born in Gatlinburg

87.34%

Native Born

12.66%

Foreign Born

9.87%

Non Citizen

2.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.34% of Gatlinburg residents were born in the United States, with 39.84% having been born in Tennessee. 9.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gatlinburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,754-53-1.39%
20203,807-53-1.37%
20193,860-53-1.35%
20183,913-31-0.79%
20173,944-228-5.47%
20164,172170.41%
20154,155180.44%
20144,137481.17%
20134,089320.79%
20124,057260.65%
20114,031380.95%
20103,9936111.67%
20003,382-35-0.10%
19903,4172070.63%
19803,2100.00%

Gatlinburg Population by Year