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LIVING IN PIGEON FORGE
Pigeon Forge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,199 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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children – all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you’re looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Pigeon Forge is worth considering.
The education level of Pigeon Forge citizens, measured as those with bachelor’s degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.06% of adults 25 and older in Pigeon Forge have a college 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.
Pigeon Forge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.44%.
The most common language spoken in Pigeon Forge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.