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Tryon is a town in Polk County.

The community was named for William Tryon, colonial governor.

The latitude of Tryon is 35.208N. The longitude is -82.238W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,102 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,740.


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Median household income
Local
$31,449
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tryon demographic reports
Tryon is on the southern slope of the Blue Ridge above the Pacolet River Valley.
Poet Sidney Lanier was among those coming here in the late 1800s, seeking a cure for his tuberculosis.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nina Simone, musician
Local festivals include:
  • Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival - June 8-9, 2007
  • Green Creek Heritage Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Storytelling Festival - Nov. 24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tryon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Depot Museum

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14% of Tryon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tryon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tryon was $21,347, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Tryon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tryon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $545.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $842.


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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tryon political report.

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The average commute time for Tryon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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