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Tryon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Tryon had a population of 1,695 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Tryon, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,695
Daytime Population: Workers 1,141
Daytime Population: Residents 952
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 1,636
Population in Familes 1,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 845
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $36,949
Average Household Income $57,267
Per Capita Income $27,870


Total Housing Units 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $200,926
Average Home Value $252,301


Total Households 835
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 445
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.61%
Households 0.32% 0.52%
Families 1.94% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2017 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 # 351 53rd
Population Density # 281 62nd
Diversity Index # 482 35th
Median Household Income # 496 33rd
Per Capita Income # 194 74th

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