Gatlinburg is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,726 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Gatlinburg is the 158th 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.
Another notable thing is that Gatlinburg is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Gatlinburg’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gatlinburg has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gatlinburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gatlinburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gatlinburg may be for you.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.98 minutes getting to work every day.
Gatlinburg, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In terms of college education, Gatlinburg is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.06% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gatlinburg in 2018 was $26,316, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,264 for a family of four. However, Gatlinburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gatlinburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Gatlinburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gatlinburg include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Gatlinburg's cultural character, accounting for 15.23% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Gatlinburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.