Clyde, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clyde, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Clyde had a population of 1,279 as of July 1, 2016. Clyde ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clyde is located at latitude 35.5331 and longitude -82.911 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clyde (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,533 feet.

The Town of Clyde (GNIS ID: 2406284) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Clyde is located within Township of Clyde, a minor civil division (MCD) of Haywood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clyde population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clyde: Lower Pigeon.

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Clyde, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,279
Population in Households 1,279
Population in Familes 1,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,479
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 572
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 373
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $204,070
Average Home Value $231,337


Median Household Income $42,332
Average Household Income $57,659
Per Capita Income $25,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.66%
Households 0.75% 0.69%
Families 0.66% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clyde, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clyde to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 399 46th
Population Density1 # 83 89th
Diversity Index2 # 625 16th
Median Household Income # 313 58th
Per Capita Income # 219 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.