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.

Pigeon Forge real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Pigeon Forge house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Pigeon Forge is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (24.55%), sales jobs (15.41%), and maintenance occupations (9.14%).

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.

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, Pigeon Forge has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pigeon Forge a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The percentage of adults in Pigeon Forge who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.06% of the adults in Pigeon Forge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pigeon Forge in 2010 was $19,780, 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 $79,120 for a family of four. However, Pigeon Forge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pigeon Forge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Dutch, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pigeon Forge's cultural character, accounting for 16.44% of the city’s population.

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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