Pigeon Forge, TN
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Pigeon Forge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,171 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pigeon Forge is the 106th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pigeon Forge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pigeon Forge is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pigeon Forge who work in food service (29.43%), sales jobs (13.05%), and art, media, and design (5.82%).

Of important note, Pigeon Forge is also a city of artists. Pigeon Forge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pigeon Forge’s character.

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!) Pigeon Forge 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. Pigeon Forge has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pigeon Forge than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pigeon Forge may be for you.

The percentage of adults in Pigeon Forge with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.55% of adults in Pigeon Forge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pigeon Forge in 2010 was $20,829, 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 $83,316 for a family of four. However, Pigeon Forge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pigeon Forge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pigeon Forge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pigeon Forge include German, Irish, Russian, and Dutch.

Pigeon Forge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.37%.

The most common language spoken in Pigeon Forge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.

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