Tryon, NC
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Tryon is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,632 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tryon is the 334th largest community in North Carolina.

Tryon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tryon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tryon who work in food service (12.78%), office and administrative support (8.71%), and sales jobs (8.57%).

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.

The citizens of Tryon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.07% of adults in Tryon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tryon in 2010 was $27,322, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,288 for a family of four. However, Tryon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tryon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Scots-Irish, English, Irish, and Scottish.

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