Gatlinburg is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,184 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gatlinburg is the 150th largest community in Tennessee.
Gatlinburg real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Gatlinburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Gatlinburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gatlinburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gatlinburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gatlinburg who work in sales jobs (19.10%), office and administrative support (11.52%), and management occupations (9.52%).
Of important note, Gatlinburg is also a city of artists. Gatlinburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gatlinburg’s character.
Another notable thing is that Gatlinburg is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gatlinburg has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gatlinburg a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Gatlinburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.20 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Gatlinburg with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.94% of adults in Gatlinburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gatlinburg in 2010 was $24,185, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,740 for a family of four. However, Gatlinburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gatlinburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gatlinburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gatlinburg include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gatlinburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Spanish.