Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a small town with a population of just over 6,000. Retirees are customary, as they make up 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 44, the town's residents are older than most cities in Tennessee. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 56% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $718/month, which is $165 a month less than the state average.
Averaging about 19 minutes, Pigeon Forge's commute time outperforms the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 44% of commuters, while public transit is not used. Biking is the second-most preferred method of commuting to work, selected by 2% of commuters. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Compared to the national average, Pigeon Forge has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (28%). Furthermore, 6% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Pigeon Forge: entertainment and retail. Together, these industries account for 28% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just over $49,000, Pigeon Forge workers earn less than the average Tennessee resident. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
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