Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 4,097 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +21.1%
 
Males: 1,946  (47.5%)
Females: 2,151  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37738.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,189 (it was $37,606 in 2000)
Gatlinburg:

$36,189
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,137 (it was $19,678 in 2000)

Gatlinburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,417 (it was $137,000 in 2000)
Gatlinburg:

$154,417
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $178,332; Detached houses: $190,752; Townhouses or other attached units: $136,458; In 2-unit structures: $394,213; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,028; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,544; Mobile homes: $66,208

Median gross rent in 2012: $739.

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Gatlinburg races chart
  • White alone - 3,162 (80.2%)
  • Hispanic - 593 (15.0%)
  • Asian alone - 111 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 20 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

Races in Gatlinburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gatlinburg: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (16.1%), English (14.7%), Irish (12.5%), German (10.9%), Scotch-Irish (7.4%), Scottish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1945

Elevation: 1289 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 404 people per square mile   (low).

Gatlinburg,TN real estate house value index trend

Gatlinburg, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Gatlinburg:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gatlinburg city:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

315 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia).

This city:  7.7%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gatlinburg to the number of sex offenders is 150 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $685 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $757 (0.5%)

Gatlinburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (30.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (145.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (479.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pigeon Forge, TN (2.5 miles ), Wear Valley, TN (2.6 miles ), Pittman Center, TN (2.6 miles ), Dunn Creek, TN (3.0 miles ), Sevierville, TN (3.4 miles ), Knob Creek, TN (3.5 miles ), Fairgarden, TN (3.6 miles ), Townsend, TN (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 108 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 1998: 140 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 1999: 151 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2000: 136 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2001: 132 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2002: 142 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2003: 219 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2004: 220 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2005: 247 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2006: 147 buildings, average cost: $242,200
  • 2007: 89 buildings, average cost: $256,200
  • 2008: 81 buildings, average cost: $256,400
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $258,400
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $436,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.72 N, Longitude: 83.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,470 (+109.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,352 (58.8%)

Area code: 865

Gatlinburg household income distribution Gatlinburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Gatlinburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2011 2012
Murders 00100020
per 100,000 0.00.026.30.00.00.050.30.0
Rapes 13334512
per 100,000 29.387.178.876.794.8111.625.149.4
Robberies 142514511
per 100,000 29.3116.152.5127.923.789.2125.6271.8
Assaults 1417161323321417
per 100,000 410.3493.3420.3332.6544.9714.0351.8420.1
Burglaries 67727774106138132172
per 100,000 1963.72089.42022.61893.12511.33079.03316.64250.1
Thefts 328278272311327287230275
per 100,000 9613.18067.37144.77956.07747.06403.45778.96795.2
Auto thefts 211831302922520
per 100,000 615.5522.3814.3767.5687.0490.9125.6494.2
Arson 20012430
per 100,000 58.60.00.025.647.489.275.40.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 335.7349.5346.6332.2358.7376.9343.7398.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gatlinburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 50 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

9.88
Tennessee average:

2.54

Gatlinburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -47 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Gatlinburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gatlinburg, Tennessee average temperatures Gatlinburg, Tennessee average precipitation Gatlinburg, Tennessee humidity Gatlinburg, Tennessee wind speed Gatlinburg, Tennessee snowfall Gatlinburg, Tennessee sunshine Gatlinburg, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Gatlinburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Gatlinburg city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gatlinburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from Gatlinburg center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 306.9 miles away from Gatlinburg center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 168.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sevier County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gatlinburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gatlinburg:

  • PIGEON FORGE CARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PIGEON FORGE, TN)
  • ROYAL CARE OF PIGEON FORGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PIGEON FORGE, TN)
  • FORT SANDERS SEVIER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • DCI SEVIERVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • SEVIER CO HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gatlinburg:

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 30 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 25,483)
  • Walters State Community College (about 37 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Western Carolina University (about 38 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 41 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Tusculum College (about 52 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 53 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 55 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)

Public high school in Gatlinburg:

Public elementary/middle school in Gatlinburg:

See full list of schools located in Gatlinburg

Library in Gatlinburg:

  • ANNA PORTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $188,201; Location: 207 CHEROKEE ORCHARD RD; 15,948 books; 14 e-books; 933 audio materials; 1,452 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 43 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Gatlinburg: Proffitt View (A), Gatlinburg Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Gatlinburg Fire Department Station 3 Ski Mountain Road (C), Gatlinburg Fire Department Station 2 Reagan Drive (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Windmill Towne Shopping Center (1), Village Shopping Center (2), Park Plaza Shopping Center (3), Mountain Mall Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gatlinburg include: Roaring Fork Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Gatlinburg Church of Christ (D), Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church (E), Our Saviour Lutheran Church (F), Saint Marys Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Whitted Cemetery (1), White Oak Flats Cemetery (2), Banner Cemetery (3), McCarter Cemetery (4), Ownby Cemetery (5), Proffitt Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Branch (A), Kear Branch (B), Johns Branch (C), Houser Branch (D), Horse Branch (E), Holy Branch (F), Hogpen Branch (G), Flint Branch (H), Dudley Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Gatlinburg: Mynatt Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 527 Cherry Street) (1), Star Cars Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 914 Parkway) (2), Ripley's Guinness World Records Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Parkway At Baskin Square) (3), Ripley's Believe It OR Not Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 800 Parkway) (4), Fort Fun (Amusement & Theme Parks; 716 Parkway Suite 210) (5), Hillbilly Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 340 Parkway) (6), Earthquake the Ride (Amusement & Theme Parks; 653 Parkway) (7), Fun Buggies (Amusement & Theme Parks; 145 Parkway) (8), Camp Thunder Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 542 Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Chalet's of Gatlinburg (209 East Parkway) (1), Comfort Inn (200 East Parkway) (2), Best Western Twin Islands Motel (539 Parkway) (3), Best Western Zoders Inn (402 Parkway) (4), Gatlinburg Village Townhouses (215 Circle Drive) (5), Century 21 Four Seasons Realty (1441 Wiley Oakley Drive) (6), Econo Lodge Gatlinburg (405 Historic Nature Trail) (7), Dudley Creek Hotel (804 East Parkway) (8), Best Western Crossroads Inn (440 Parkway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Gatlinburg City - Departments- Finance Department- City Court Clerk (1230 East Parkway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Sevier County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 92.0. This is worse than average.

City:

92.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.284. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.284
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 44.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gatlinburg and their reported violations in the past:

GREAT SMOKY MTNS NATIONAL PARK HEADQTRS (Population served: 3,100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2009)
CADES COVE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • One minor monitoring violation
CABLE MILL COMFORT STATION (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
OUTDOOR RESORTS @ GATLINBURG (Population served: 950, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
BENT CREEK RESORT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2007)
WILD PLUM TEA ROOM (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-06-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
BROOKSIDE RESORT CABINS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gatlinburg that have no violations reported:

  • GATLINBURG WATER DEPT (Population served: 10,986, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • WEBB CREEK UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 1,882, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • COSBY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 925, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • METCALF BOTTOMS PICNIC AREA (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ELKMONT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TREMONT INSTITUTE (Population served: 488, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHIMNEYS PICNIC AREA (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ADVENTURE BOUND CAMPING RESORT-GATLINBUR (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BELL'S WA FLOY RETREAT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWIN CREEKS RECREATION AREA (Population served: 114, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.6%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Gatlinburg in 2010:

  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in Gatlinburg in 2000:

  • 31 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Gatlinburg, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Gatlinburg compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Gatlinburg (2011 data):

  • Citizens National Bank: Gatlinburg Branch at 906 E Pkwy, branch established on 1985/12/30; Downtown Gatlinburg Branch at 110 Cherokee Orchard Rd, branch established on 2000/06/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $859.8 mil, Deposits: $676.2 mil, headquarters in Sevierville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Gatlinburg Branch at 813 Parkway, branch established on 1951/02/26; Dudley Creek Branch at 912 East Parkway, branch established on 1972/06/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Mountain National Bank: Gatlinburg Branch at 960 East Parkway, branch established on 1999/03/05; Gatlinburg Parkway Branch at 745 Parkway, branch established on 1999/05/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $509.3 mil, Deposits: $432.2 mil, headquarters in Sevierville, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain National Bancshares, Inc.
  • Tennessee State Bank: Gatlinburg Branch at Highway 73 And Roaring Fork Road, branch established on 1997/08/01; Parkway Branch at 727 1/2 Parkway, branch established on 1974/08/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $626.7 mil, headquarters in Pigeon Forge, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Home Federal Bank of Tennessee: Gatlinburg Branch at 535 Parkway E., branch established on 1936/06/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,047.7 mil, Deposits: $1,646.0 mil, headquarters in Knoxville, TN, positive income, 23 total offices
  • Sevier County Bank: Gatlinburg Branch at 961 East Parkway, branch established on 2009/10/04. Info updated 2012/01/18: Bank assets: $333.8 mil, Deposits: $306.3 mil, headquarters in Sevierville, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Sevier County Bancshares, Inc.
  • SmartBank: Gatlinburg Branch at 570 East Parkway, branch established on 2008/06/16. Info updated 2007/01/12: Bank assets: $327.8 mil, Deposits: $278.5 mil, headquarters in Pigeon Forge, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Smartfinancial, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gatlinburg, Tennessee:

  • MT Heritage Inn, 575 Riv Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (800) 343-7953
  • River Terrace Resort And Convention Center, 240 Riv Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-5161, Fax: (865) 436-7219
  • Shoney's Inn & Suites, 515 Airport Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-5883
  • Rodeway Inn Skyland, 223 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-5821, Fax: (865) 436-6876
  • Days Inn And Suites Downtown, 1109 Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-5811
  • Park Vista Resort Hotel, 705 Cherokee Orchard Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-9211
  • Brookside Resort By Fairbridge, 436 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-5611
  • Super 8 Gatlinburg Downtown, 417 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 , Phone: (865) 436-2222, Fax: (865) 436-2264
  • 19 other hotels and motels
All 27 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gatlinburg travel time to work - commute Gatlinburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gatlinburg city (based on Sevier County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.15%
Here: 50.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents66.3%11.6%7.5%4.4%2.0%
Congregations50.0%16.9%5.6%2.4%1.6%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.9%1.0%1.0%0.8%3.6%
Congregations1.6%0.8%4.8%2.4%13.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Sevier County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Sevier County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Sevier County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

15.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sevier County:

27.3%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$36,334$48,4450$0
Other Government Administration 7$38,332$65,7120$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,000
Police Protection - Officers 47$194,834$49,7450$0
Police - Other 5$21,544$51,7060$0
Firefighters 32$99,998$37,49921$20,172
Fire - Other 4$17,644$52,9320$0
Streets and Highways 13$36,536$33,7260$0
Solid Waste Management 20$53,564$32,1380$0
Sewerage 20$68,054$40,8320$0
Parks and Recreation 58$175,790$36,37011$12,360
Water Supply 8$29,188$43,7820$0
Transit 11$32,004$34,91317$9,506
Other and Unallocable 20$65,928$39,5578$13,232
Totals for Government 254$869,750$41,09158$56,270

Gatlinburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,026,000 ($1470.83)
    Sewerage: $562,000 ($137.17)
    Water Utilities: $445,000 ($108.62)
    Regular Highways: $259,000 ($63.22)
    Transit Utilities: $32,000 ($7.81)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,832,000 ($2155.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,836,000 ($692.21)
    Police Protection: $2,525,000 ($616.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,085,000 ($508.91)
    Sewerage: $1,911,000 ($466.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,902,000 ($464.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,893,000 ($462.05)
    Transit Utilities: $1,140,000 ($278.25)
    Regular Highways: $927,000 ($226.26)
    Central Staff Services: $845,000 ($206.25)
    Financial Administration: $726,000 ($177.20)
    Parking Facilities: $549,000 ($134.00)
    Correctional Institutions: $329,000 ($80.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $322,000 ($78.59)
    General Public Buildings: $308,000 ($75.18)
    Libraries: $149,000 ($36.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $128,000 ($31.24)
    Air Transportation: $50,000 ($12.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,996,000 ($487.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $446,000 ($108.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $620,000 ($151.33)
    Transit Utilities: $559,000 ($136.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $283,000 ($69.07)
    Sewerage: $72,000 ($17.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($13.18)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($6.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($2.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,081,000 ($2948.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($17.57)

Gatlinburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $3,594,000 ($877.23)
    Sewerage: $3,288,000 ($802.54)
    Parking Facilities: $1,237,000 ($301.93)
    All Other: $352,000 ($85.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $265,000 ($64.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $81,000 ($19.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,204,000 ($2734.68)
    Health and Hospitals: $94,000 ($22.94)
    All Other: $40,000 ($9.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,390,000 ($339.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $703,000 ($171.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $261,000 ($63.71)
    Rents: $139,000 ($33.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,922,000 ($713.20)
    Transit Utilities: $434,000 ($105.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,202,000 ($537.47)
    Transit Utilities: $778,000 ($189.90)
    Highways: $291,000 ($71.03)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.49)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $6,086,000 ($1485.48)
    Other License: $954,000 ($232.85)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $946,000 ($230.90)
    Amusements Sales: $834,000 ($203.56)
    Property: $766,000 ($186.97)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $452,000 ($110.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $187,000 ($45.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $45,000 ($10.98)

Gatlinburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,033,000 ($13432.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,389,000 ($12543.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,644,000 ($889.43)

Gatlinburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,723,000 ($5058.09)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,755,000 ($1160.61)

7.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($76 average AGI)
Sevier County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, TN  1.34% ($31,910 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.57% ($25,135)
from Blount County, TN  0.41% ($32,664)


7.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($60 average AGI)
Sevier County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, TN  1.46% ($26,067 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.55% ($27,538)
to Blount County, TN  0.39% ($27,258)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gatlinburg:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WLIK (1270 AM; 5 kW; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: WLIK, INC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gatlinburg:

  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNPC-FM (92.9 FM; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: HARRIS BROADCASTING INC DBA WNPC INC)
  • W266AA (101.1 FM; KODAK, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Gatlinburg:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJZC-LP (Channel 22; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Gatlinburg, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 33
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Gatlinburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 22
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total costs: $10,183,000
Total average daily traffic: 97,010
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,742
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 163,584

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 3
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gatlinburg, TN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$145,04530$137,7731$13,94035$145,628
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$150,0073$126,8370$03$120,763
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$140,8486$144,2830$04$171,758
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$135,9004$144,8330$04$160,830
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$95,5201$146,1400$01$150,970
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0811.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$157,7442$162,6858$154,324
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$101,0500$01$94,140
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0811.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 143
  • Hazardous Condition: 88
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Gatlinburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gatlinburg, TN
Businesses in Gatlinburg, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Papa John's Pizza1
Ben & Jerry's1Pizza Hut1
Best Western3Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Clarion1Red Roof Inn2
Comfort Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn2Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
Econo Lodge2Super 82
FedEx1T.G.I. Driday's1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
Howard Johnson1UPS2
Johnny Rockets1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
Marriott2Wendy's1
McDonald's2

Gatlinburg on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
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  • #10 (37738) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #28 (37738) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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