Tryon, North Carolina

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Population in 2012: 1,621 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 719  (44.4%)
Females: 902  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  56.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28782.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,408 (it was $31,449 in 2000)
Tryon:

$42,408
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,818 (it was $21,347 in 2000)

Tryon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $157,918 (it was $109,600 in 2000)
Tryon:

$157,918
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $212,509; Detached houses: $234,567; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,607; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,845; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $120,892; Mobile homes: $75,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $864.

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Tryon races chart
  • White alone - 1,275 (77.5%)
  • Black alone - 271 (16.5%)
  • Hispanic - 73 (4.4%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.06%)

Races in Tryon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tryon: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.8%), English (11.6%), United States (9.6%), Scottish (8.4%), Irish (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 1.84 square miles.

Population density: 880 people per square mile   (low).

Tryon,NC real estate house value index trend

Tryon, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Tryon:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tryon town:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 16.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

34 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Tryon, North Carolina as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Tryon to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,580 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,321 (0.9%)

Tryon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (26.5 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (79.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (510.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Columbus, NC (1.9 miles ), Landrum, SC (1.9 miles ), Saluda, NC (2.5 miles ), Campobello, SC (2.9 miles ), Highland, SC (2.9 miles ), Gramling, SC (3.3 miles ), Dana, NC (3.4 miles ), East Flat Rock, NC (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.21 N, Longitude: 82.24 W

Area code: 828

Tryon household income distribution Tryon home values distribution

Crime rates in Tryon by Year
Type 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010100002
per 100,000 0.056.60.056.00.00.00.00.0121.9
Robberies 233120001
per 100,000 111.7169.7169.056.0114.60.00.00.060.9
Assaults 242332131
per 100,000 111.7226.2112.7167.9171.9116.758.8180.060.9
Burglaries 123525101523373030
per 100,000 670.41979.61408.5559.6859.61341.92173.91799.61828.2
Thefts 523023332743162535
per 100,000 2905.01696.81295.81846.71547.32508.8940.11499.72132.8
Auto thefts 432202324
per 100,000 223.5169.7112.7111.90.0116.7176.3120.0243.8
Arson 000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.060.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.6) 241.1367.9236.9221.0194.3231.1219.5235.7367.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Tryon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.27
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +61 (+3.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Tryon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tryon, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tryon-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Tryon town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 41.3 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tryon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from Tryon center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 227.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from Tryon center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tryon topographic map

Birthplace of: Nina Simone - (1933-2003), musician, Harthorne Wingo - Basketball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Tryon:

  • WHITE OAK MANOR - TRYON (70 OAK STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Tryon:

  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; COLUMBUS, NC)
  • WILLOWBROOKE COURT SC CTR AT TRYON ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; COLUMBUS, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC LANDRUM (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; LANDRUM, SC)
  • LANDRUM II COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; LANDRUM, SC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SALUDA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SALUDA, NC)
  • FOUR SEASONS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; FLAT ROCK, NC)
  • PINEBROOK GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)

Airports located in Tryon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tryon:

  • North Greenville University (about 13 miles; Tigerville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 21 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 22 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 22 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Furman University (about 23 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Bob Jones University (about 25 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 28 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

Public elementary/middle school in Tryon:

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Notable locations in Tryon: Tryon Plaza (A), La Plaza (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Good Shepherd Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Freeman Jack H CO Real Estate (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 3183 US176 Highway), Foothills Equestrian Nature Center Inc (Nature Centers; 3381 Hunting Country Road).

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.2. This is about average.

City:

68.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 8.58. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.72
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.76
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tryon and their reported violations in the past:

GREEN CRK MISSIONARY BAPTIST (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
RED FOX GOLF COURSE (Address: HOME REALTY CO. & INSURANCE AGENCY, INC , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-11-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tryon that have no violations reported:

  • MILL CRK CH OF THE BRETHREN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MORGAN CHAPEL BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  47.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
81 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Tryon, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Tryon compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Tryon (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Tryon Branch at 570 South Trade Street, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • HomeTrust Bank: Tryon Office Branch at 341 N. Trade Street, branch established on 1935/11/23. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,578.5 mil, Deposits: $1,249.7 mil, headquarters in Clyde, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Tryon Main Branch at 69 Pacolet Street, branch established on 1965/03/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Tryon Branch at 936 South Trade Street, branch established on 2002/06/24. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Tryon travel time to work - commute Tryon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Tryon town (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.12%
Here: 63.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents59.7%10.5%6.9%5.5%5.3%
Congregations50.0%2.0%14.0%6.0%6.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.0%2.2%1.2%1.1%2.6%
Congregations2.0%2.0%2.0%2.0%14.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Polk County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Polk County:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

11.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

23.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,985$35,8201$1,335
Other Government Administration 2$3,760$22,5606$3,553
Police Protection - Officers 8$31,114$46,6710$0
Police - Other 2$6,506$39,0360$0
Firefighters 1$4,004$48,0480$0
Streets and Highways 3$7,117$28,4680$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,349$33,3960$0
Sewerage 9$29,378$39,1710$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,824$34,9441$673
Water Supply 3$9,669$38,6760$0
Totals for Government 34$108,706$38,3678$5,561

Tryon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($120.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $61,000 ($37.63)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $588,000 ($362.74)
    Sewerage: $551,000 ($339.91)
    Central Staff Services: $343,000 ($211.60)
    Water Utilities: $236,000 ($145.59)
    Liquor Stores: $224,000 ($138.19)
    Regular Highways: $212,000 ($130.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($73.41)
    Fire Protection: $105,000 ($64.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $95,000 ($58.61)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($8.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($11.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $2,000 ($1.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($9.87)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($9.25)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,628,000 ($1004.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($9.25)

Tryon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $725,000 ($447.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $161,000 ($99.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $63,000 ($38.86)
    All Other: $41,000 ($25.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $225,000 ($138.80)
    All Other: $16,000 ($9.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($12.34)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($4.94)
    Rents: $8,000 ($4.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $311,000 ($191.86)
    Liquor Stores: $221,000 ($136.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $121,000 ($74.65)
    Highways: $78,000 ($48.12)
    General Support: $49,000 ($30.23)
  • Tax - Property: $1,005,000 ($619.99)
    NEC: $18,000 ($11.10)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $10,000 ($6.17)

Tryon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $250,000 ($154.23)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $360,000 ($222.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $290,000 ($178.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $250,000 ($154.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($43.18)

Tryon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $105,000 ($64.77)

7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Henderson County, NC  1.17% ($33,695 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.90% ($42,857)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.57% ($34,750)


6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.99% ($48,191 average AGI)
to Henderson County, NC  0.96% ($37,152)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.70% ($27,354)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tryon:

  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WSPA (910 AM; 4 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tryon:

  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOLT (103.3 FM; GREER, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tryon:

  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W05AC (Channel 5; TRYON, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNTV (Channel 29; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Tryon fatal accident list:

Aug 20, 1992 03:13 PM, Lockhart, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 18, 1991 06:30 AM, New Mrkt, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 8, 1976 07:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Tryon)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tryon, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • TRYON PEAK, On Top Tryon Peak Mtn Near (Lat: 35.265944 Lon: -82.244833), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KTM55
    Assigned Frequencies: 6736.25 MHz, 6825.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:
  • STATION, Wspa Tv Tower Atop Hogback Mtn (Lat: 35.170111 Lon: -82.289278), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WHH786
    Assigned Frequencies: 2134.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (864) 467-5349
  • 116 North Trade Street (Lat: 35.209000 Lon: -82.238167), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WLP923
    Assigned Frequencies: 948.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/1995, Cancellation Date: 05/09/1997
    Registrant: Radio Hendersonville D.B.A, Hendersonville, NC 28793
  • 0.5 Miles Northeast Of (Lat: 35.272056 Lon: -82.233167), Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WLP942
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/1995, Cancellation Date: 05/09/1997
    Registrant: Radio Hendersonville, Hendersonville, NC 28793

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tryon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 159B , Serial Number: 27-7754047, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1987
    Registrant (Corporation): Hensons Inc, Po Box 1060, Tryon, NC 28782
  • Aircraft: ZMICK GERALD KOLB MARK III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4679T , Serial Number: M396, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald Zmick, Carriage Row, Tryon, NC 28782
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53B , Serial Number: 25995, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/2001
    Registrant (Individual): James Wheaton, Po Box 1536, Tryon, NC 28782
  • Aircraft: SCHLEICHER ASW-20L (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 747XL , Serial Number: 20459, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Mark W Kayser, 291 Hidden Hill Rd, Tryon, NC 28782
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8377B , Serial Number: 36177, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Robert H Schaefer, 101 White Oak Ln, Tryon, NC 28782
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 310R (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98980 , Serial Number: 310R0675, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Hyder Plumbing Co Inc, Po Box 1495, Tryon, NC 28782

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 72
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Tryon

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tryon, NC
Most common first names in Tryon, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9274.8 years
John9177.5 years
Mary7880.0 years
Robert6974.6 years
James5874.8 years
Charles4375.7 years
Margaret4182.0 years
Ruth4084.0 years
George3977.7 years
Elizabeth3985.1 years
Most common last names in Tryon, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3376.9 years
Edwards2777.4 years
Thompson2774.6 years
Jones2778.6 years
Wilson2780.0 years
Arledge2479.6 years
Foster2374.6 years
Williams2279.9 years
Davis2076.2 years
Jackson1981.3 years
Businesses in Tryon, NC
NameCountNameCount
FedEx3U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
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