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 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.

Tryon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 sales jobs (19.73%), food service (13.25%), and community and social services (8.73%).

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.

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.

The citizens of Tryon are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.33% of adults in Tryon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tryon in 2010 was $27,203, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,812 for a family of four. However, Tryon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tryon is a very 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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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