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Tryon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Tryon had a population of 1,737 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tryon is located at latitude 35.2088 and longitude -82.2379 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tryon (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The Town of Tryon (GNIS ID: 2406761) 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 Tryon is located within Township of Tryon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

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

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


Total Population 1,737
Population in Households 1,678
Population in Familes 1,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 866
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 848
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 453
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $194,141
Average Home Value $251,852


Median Household Income $37,208
Average Household Income $56,033
Per Capita Income $27,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.86%
Households 0.62% 0.74%
Families 2.55% 0.61%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Tryon, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tryon 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 # 345 53rd
Population Density1 # 277 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 489 34th
Median Household Income # 458 38th
Per Capita Income # 185 75th

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