Tyro, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 3,879.
Males: 2,038  (52.5%)
Females: 1,841  (47.5%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 27299.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $63,741
Tyro:

$63,741
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $31,596

Tyro CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $219,400
Tyro:

$219,400
NC:

$280,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $217,252; detached houses: $274,275; mobile homes: $78,414

Median gross rent in 2022: $747.

March 2022 cost of living index in Tyro: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 17.6%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Tyro, NC (2022)
    • 3,27993.1%White alone
    • 631.8%Black alone
    • 651.8%Two or more races
    • 621.8%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: American (33.7%), English (14.5%), Irish (12.0%), German (9.5%), European (2.1%), Portuguese (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 828 feet

21 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.6%
North Carolina:

8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,068 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,085 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (21.3 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (36.2 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (406.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Lexington, NC (2.5 miles ),
Spencer, NC (2.9 miles ),
East Spencer, NC (3.1 miles ),
Advance, NC (3.1 miles ),
Welcome, NC (3.1 miles ),
Cooleemee, NC (3.2 miles ),
Salisbury, NC (3.4 miles ),
Southmont, NC (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 35.81 N, Longitude: 80.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Distribution of median household income in Tyro, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Tyro, NC in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.0%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 97.2. This is worse than average.

City:

97.2
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 4.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.84
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.302. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.302
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.6
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Tyro-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Tyro place center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 tornado 14.6 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tyro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from Tyro center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from the city center
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 179.9 miles away from Tyro 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) earthquake occurred 257.5 miles away from Tyro center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 201.3 miles away from Tyro center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from Tyro 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 Davidson County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Tyro:

  • ALSTON BROOK (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER NURSING CARE/LEXI (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)
  • LEXINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)
  • LEXINGTON DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)
  • PIEDMONT HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)
  • CARESOUTH HOMECARE PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF DAVIDSON COUNTY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LEXINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Tyro:

  • 11 miles: SALISBURY (DEPOT & LIBERTY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tyro:

  • Davidson County Community College (about 12 miles; Thomasville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,581)
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 14 miles; Salisbury, NC; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 19 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 22 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)
  • Wake Forest University (about 24 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • High Point University (about 25 miles; High Point, NC; FT enrollment: 4,240)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (about 29 miles; Jamestown, NC; FT enrollment: 13,068)

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Churches in Tyro include: Tyro United Methodist Church (A), Tyro Baptist Church (B), Grace Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Wesleys Cemetery (2), Sandy Creek Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Davidson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Tyro:

Marital status in Tyro, NC
  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 2.1%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Tyro:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
North Carolina average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Tyro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tyro, NC (based on Davidson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant32,855141
Mainline Protestant28,03393
Catholic2,4122
Black Protestant1,91310
Other5745
None98,219-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Davidson County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 78
This county:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 103
Davidson County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Davidson County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Davidson County:

30.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Davidson County:

14.5%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Strongest AM radio stations in Tyro:

  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDSL (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MOCKSVILLE, NC)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTOB (1380 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WIST (790 AM; 2 kW; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: GHB RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WSAT (1280 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tyro:

  • W205BY (88.9 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WHPE-FM (95.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIST-FM (98.3 FM; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: WEAM QUALITY RADIO CORP.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tyro:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
Tyro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Tyro fatal accident list:

Nov 17, 2021 02:30 PM, Ssr-1155 Swicegood Rd, Lat: 35.776133, Lon: -80.374181, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 2019 01:09 PM, Ssr-1213 Tyro Rd, Lat: 35.803892, Lon: -80.357244, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 4, 2011 05:40 PM, Sr-1156, Sr-3170, Lat: 35.761383, Lon: -80.359669, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.1mTotal length
  • 14,390Total average daily traffic
  • 1,515Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,780Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tyro, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tyro, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tyro, NC
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 14.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tyro, NC
  • 95.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood


Tyro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Tyro on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Jordan (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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