Clyde, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Clyde is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Clyde.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Haywood County at latitude 35.5334 and longitude -82.9107. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,533 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Clyde (see map) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clyde: Lower Pigeon.

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Clyde, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,241
Population in Households 1,241
Population in Familes 1,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,411
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 558
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 363
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $157,468
Average Home Value $187,958


Median Household Income $42,642
Average Household Income $57,702
Per Capita Income $25,979
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.34% 0.37%
Households 0.51% 0.46%
Families 0.33% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 400 46th
Population Density1 # 91 88th
Diversity Index2 # 620 16th
Median Household Income # 279 62nd
Per Capita Income # 174 77th

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