Tryon , NC

Tryon, situated in Polk County, is a small town made up of 1.8 square miles.

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The area was settled by English settlers during the mid-1700s. Tryon was incorporated in 1885.  


The median resident age in Tryon is 55 years.  

The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $11,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $28,000.  

The average price for a home in Tryon is about $185,000 (2015) which is $25,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Tryon is 78% White, 17% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other.

92% of the population are high school graduates, with 44% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

34% are married, 19% are divorced, 2% are separated, 15% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Polk County

Tryon belongs to Polk County in the south-western part of North Carolina.

The county, named after Colonel William Polk, was formed from parts of Rutherford and Henderson counties in 1855.

Polk County has a population of 48,000 and its largest city Washington, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

Polk County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt counties.

Polk County is made up of 958 square miles. 827 of which is land with the remaining 131 as water.


The population of Tryon, NC is about 1,600. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.


The elevation of Tryon, NC is 1,102 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Tryon, NC is 28782.

Area Code

The area code for Tryon, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Tryon and Polk 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, 47% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.


The unemployment rate for Tryon is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average.

Retail, social assistance, and education make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Tryon Daily Bulletin and the Polk County News are the primary newspapers that cover the Polk County area.


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Town of Tryon NC
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