Clyde, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Clyde, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Clyde had a population of 1,367 as of July 1, 2020. 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 35.5334 and longitude -82.9107 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clyde 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clyde: Lower Pigeon.


Clyde, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,367 (100%)
Population in Households 1,366 (99.9%)
Population in Families 1,099 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,575
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $53,602
Average Household Income $61,199
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $27,156
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 363 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $200,676
Average Home Value $218,560
Housing Affordability Index3 170


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 392
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.09% 1.05%
Households 1.02% 1.0%
Families 0.89% 0.95%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
Owner Occupied HU   0.97%


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, 2020 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 # 392 47th
Population Density # 80 89th
Median Household Income # 249 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 234 32nd
Per Capita Income # 296 60th
Diversity Index # 621 16th

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