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Pigeon Forge is a city in Sevier County, in the Sevierville metro area.

The community was named for the Little Pigeon River and a local iron foundry.

The latitude of Pigeon Forge is 35.788N. The longitude is -83.554W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,456.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,746
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pigeon Forge demographic reports
The city is known for unrestrained commercialism, with neon and billboards, miniature golf and outlet stores.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Smoky Mountain Storytelling Festival - Feb. 1-3, 2007
  • Winterfest Kickoff - Nov. 8, 2007
  • Dollywood's Festival of Nations - March 31-May 7, 2007
  • Gospel & Harvest Celebration - Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 2007
  • AppalachiaFest - Jan. 16, 2007
  • Saddle Up Celebration - Feb. 22-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pigeon Forge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Pigeon Forge attractions: Dollywood
Historic sites and museums: Carbo's Smoky Mountain Police Museum, Elvis Museum, Smoky Mountain Car Museum, Old Mill, Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Pigeon Forge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sevier County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Knoxville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37863 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Pigeon Forge residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pigeon Forge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pigeon Forge was $16,621, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Pigeon Forge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pigeon Forge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $424.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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Libraries in Pigeon Forge include Pigeon Forge Public Library ... View libraries

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Sevier County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pigeon Forge political report.

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The average commute time for Pigeon Forge workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Pigeon Forge include Comfort Suites Pigeon Forge, Country Inn & Suites, Creekstone Inn, Econo Lodge Parkside, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn, Laurel Crest Resort, Mainstay Suites Pigeon Forge, Microtel ... More hotels.

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