Tryon, NC

Tryon profile

Living in Tryon

Tryon is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,615 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tryon is the 334th largest community in North Carolina.

Tryon real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Tryon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tryon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tryon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tryon who work in sales jobs (21.12%), management occupations (11.34%), and community and social services (9.60%).

Of important note, Tryon is also a town of artists. Tryon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tryon’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Tryon is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Tryon. 51.78% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tryon in 2018 was $32,492, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,968 for a family of four. However, Tryon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Tryon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tryon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tryon include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Tryon is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.