Clyde, NC

Clyde, situated in Haywood County, is a small town made up of .8 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Clyde, NC

June 25, 2018

Clyde is home to Lake Junaluska and Haywood Community College.  


The median resident age in Clyde is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $8,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Clyde is about $140,000 (2015) which is $20,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Clyde is 93% White, 2% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 26% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 56% are married, 11% are divorced, 6% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 21% that have never been married.

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Haywood County

Clyde belongs to Haywood County in the western part of North Carolina. The county, named after John Haywood, is part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1808, the county was formed from a part of Buncombe County. Haywood County has a population of 59,000 and its largest town Waynesville, with a population of nearly 10,000, is the county seat.

Haywood County borders Henderson, Buncombe, Swain, Sevier (Tennessee), Jackson, Transylvania, Cocke (Tennessee), and Madison counties.

Haywood County is made up of 555 square miles. 554 of which is land with the remaining 1 as water.


The population of Clyde, NC is about 1,200. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Clyde, NC is 2,543 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Clyde, NC is 28721.

Area Code

The area code for Clyde, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Clyde and Haywood County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 29% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 70% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Clyde is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Transportation, mining, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Mountaineer and the Smoky Mountain News are the primary newspapers that cover the Haywood County area.