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Tryon, NC
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Living in Tryon



Tryon is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,595 people and three associated neighborhoods, Tryon is the 343rd largest community in North Carolina.

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: 18.73% 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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.31 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small town, Tryon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Tryon is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.54% of adults in Tryon have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Tryon in 2022 was $35,732, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,928 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 English, Irish, British, German, and Italian.

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