Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Population 2021

6,172
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Pigeon Forge is a city located in Sevier County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 6,172, it is the 87th largest city in Tennessee and the 4249th largest city in the United States . Pigeon Forge is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually but its population has increased by 5.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,875 in 2010. Pigeon Forge reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 13 miles, Pigeon Forge has a population density of 463 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pigeon Forge is $51,969 with a poverty rate of 15.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $755 per month, and the median house value is $171,600. The median age in Pigeon Forge is 44.3 years, 40.9 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Pigeon Forge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pigeon Forgewas:

  • White: 87.98%
  • Two or more races: 5.91%
  • Other race: 4.37%
  • Native American: 1.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is 6,172 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,266.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,875.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,48087.98%
Two or More Races3685.91%
Some Other Race2724.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1091.75%
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Pigeon Forge Population by Race

Pigeon Forge Population Pyramid $2021

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Pigeon Forge Median Age

44.3


Total

40.9


Male

45.7


Female

Pigeon Forge Adults

There are 5,077 adults, (1,365 of whom are seniors) in Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Pigeon Forge Sex Ratio

Female

3,154

50.63%

Male

3,075

49.37%

Pigeon Forge Population by Age

Pigeon Forge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Pigeon Forge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male13.6%86.4%
Female27%73%
Non Family45.9%54.1%
All52.7%47.3%
Married62.7%37.3%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Pigeon Forge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3462.652.7
Married1,3792.8362.7
Non Family6341.445.9
Female2743.9327
Male594.2913.6

2.96

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Pigeon Forge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade53211.88%
9th to 12th Grade52011.61%
High School Graduate1,47833.00%
Some College1,04323.29%
Associates Degree2475.51%
Bachelors Degree45010.05%
Graduate Degree2094.67%
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Pigeon Forge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pigeon Forge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6282,993636
Hispanic726335
Other Race17636
2+ Races704423
Native American5555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.86%.

Pigeon Forge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,750$30,050$18,536
Less Than 9th Grade$22,500$24,904$18,580
High School Graduate$19,886$36,719$14,215
Some College$24,764$27,173$17,114
Bachelors Degree$34,238$34,004$
Graduate Degree$39,500$$

$23,750

Average Earnings

$30,050

Average Male

$18,536

Average Female

Pigeon Forge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pigeon Forge Language by Age

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Pigeon Forge Language

79.67% of Pigeon Forge residents speak only English, while 20.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.98% of the population.

Pigeon Forge Language

Pigeon Forge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,64156112.09%
Multiple36832287.50%
Hispanic993575.74%

15.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

15.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pigeon Forge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pigeon Forge is Multiple, with 87.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pigeon Forge is Hispanic, with 5.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.94%.

Pigeon Forge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.43%
High School13.02%
Bachelors or Greater6.30%
Some College5.79%

Pigeon Forge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.43%
Female Employed10.88%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed13.94%

Pigeon Forge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pigeon Forge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,660$51,969
Families$49,942$57,854
Married Families$54,245-
Non Families$21,747$32,302
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Income by Household Type

Pigeon Forge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

55.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Pigeon Forge Married by Age and Sex

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Pigeon Forge 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 55-64.

Pigeon Forge Marital Status by Race

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Pigeon Forge Marital Status

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488

Number of Veterans

444

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam214
Korea111
Second Gulf War45
World War II
First Gulf War

Pigeon Forge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+229
65 to 74151
55 to 6463
18 to 3432
35 to 5413

Pigeon Forge Veterans by Age

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Pigeon Forge Veterans by Race

Pigeon Forge Veterans by Education

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3.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pigeon Forge Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Pigeon Forge Employment by Age

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Pigeon Forge Employment by Race

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Pigeon Forge 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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42.08%

Born in Pigeon Forge

83.30%

Native Born

16.70%

Foreign Born

15.83%

Non Citizen

0.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.30% of Pigeon Forge residents were born in the United States, with 42.08% having been born in Tennessee. 15.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pigeon Forge Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,172-47-0.76%
20206,219-47-0.75%
20196,266-47-0.74%
20186,3131071.72%
20176,206240.39%
20166,182390.63%
20156,143400.66%
20146,103731.21%
20136,030530.89%
20125,977470.79%
20115,930550.94%
20105,8757921.46%
20005,0832,0565.32%
19903,0270.00%

Pigeon Forge Population by Year