Tryon, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Tryon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Tryon had a population of 1,679 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Tryon is located at latitude 35.2082 and longitude -82.2384 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.

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Tryon, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,679
Population in Households 1,620
Population in Familes 1,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 837
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $38,411
Average Household Income $63,141
Per Capita Income $30,875


Total Housing Units 1,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 541 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $201,786
Average Home Value $255,904


Total Households 835
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 445
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% 0.44%
Households 0.28% 0.45%
Families 1.71% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 2018 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 # 350 53rd
Population Density # 291 61st
Diversity Index # 492 34th
Median Household Income # 497 33rd
Per Capita Income # 151 80th

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