Tryon, North Carolina

According to watchtutorials, Tryon is a small town located in Polk County, North Carolina. It is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities. With a population of just over 1,600 people, Tryon offers a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that appeals to those seeking a more tranquil lifestyle.

The town was founded in 1885 by William Tryon, who named it after himself. Since then, the town has grown to become an attractive destination for visitors and residents alike. The downtown area features many historic buildings dating back to the 19th century as well as unique boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. There are also several parks in the area including Harmon Field Park which has picnic areas and playgrounds for children to enjoy.

According to ablogtophone, Tryon is also home to many cultural attractions such as the Tryon Fine Arts Center which hosts concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions and more year-round. The center also houses the Foothills Playhouse which features musical theater performances throughout the year. The nearby Green Creek Community Center provides recreational activities for all ages such as basketball courts, tennis courts, walking trails and a swimming pool.

The area surrounding Tryon is filled with natural beauty that makes it ideal for outdoor recreation like camping, fishing, hiking and biking. Horseback riding is particularly popular as there are several horseback riding stables in the area offering guided tours through lush forests filled with wildlife. There are also numerous golf courses scattered throughout Polk County making it easy for golfers to find their perfect course.

If you’re looking for an escape from city life without sacrificing convenience or modern amenities then Tryon could be your perfect destination! With its beautiful scenery and active lifestyle options it’s no wonder why so many people choose this charming mountain town as their home away from home.

Tryon, North Carolina

Population: 1,760. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,752 (-0.5% change)
Males: 741 (42.1%), Females: 1,019 (57.9%)

Zip code: 28782

Median resident age: 52.3 years
Median household income: $31,449
Median house value: $112,700

Races in Tryon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.8%)
  • Black (21.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (14.8%), Irish (12.5%), German (12.4%), United States (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Scottish (3.4%).

Land area: 1.8 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Tryon

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 31.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tryon town

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 18.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

3.3% Foreign born (2.7% Europe, 0.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+3.6%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Tryon:

  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; COLUMBUS, NC)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tryon:

  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 23 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 26 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 33 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Tryon:

  • FAIRVIEW (about 10 miles; LANDRUM, SC; Abbreviation: 33A)
  • HENDERSONVILLE (about 14 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: 0A7)
  • RUTHERFORD CO – MARCHMAN FIELD (about 26 miles; RUTHERFORDTON, NC; Abbreviation: FQD)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tryon:

  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 12 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,577)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 26 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,041)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 28 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 6,157)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 37 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)

Public primary/middle schools in Tryon:

  • TRYON ELEMENTARY (Students: 510; Location: 100 SCHOOL PLACE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TRYON MIDDLE (Students: 230; Location: 373 HARMON FIELD RD; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Tryon:

  • TRYON SDA SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 1119 LYNN RD; Grades: 1 – 9)