Tryon, Nebraska

Coordinates: 41°33′20″N 100°58′0″W / 41.55556°N 100.96667°W / 41.55556; -100.96667
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Tryon, Nebraska
Downtown Tryon: looking east along Nebraska Highway 92/97.
Downtown Tryon: looking east along Nebraska Highway 92/97.
Location of Tryon, McPherson
Location of Tryon, McPherson
Coordinates: 41°33′20″N 100°58′0″W / 41.55556°N 100.96667°W / 41.55556; -100.96667
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Land1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total107
 • Density89.92/sq mi (34.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code31-49320

Tryon /ˈtrən/[2] is an unincorporated community in and the county seat of McPherson County, Nebraska, United States.[3] The population was 107 at the 2020 census.[4]


Tryon was originally called McPherson, and under the latter name was founded in 1890.[5] It was renamed Tryon in 1892;[6] the source of this name is disputed.[7]


Tryon is located at 41°33′20″N 100°58′0″W / 41.55556°N 100.96667°W / 41.55556; -100.96667 (41.555569, -100.966621). According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Tryon's location according to a 1914 atlas

Tryon is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Tryon as a census-designated place (CDP).

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 90 people, 48 households, and 27 families residing in the community. The population density was 78.2 inhabitants per square mile (30.2/km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 46.9 per square mile (18.1/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 100.00% White.

There were 48 households, out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 37.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.46.

In the community, the population was spread out, with 15.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 10.0% from 45 to 64, and 38.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.7 males.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Rick Aschmann (2 May 2018). "North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns". Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ All Census Bureau information is for Census blocks 1131 and 1188-1214 in McPherson County, as Tryon is not a census-designated place.
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (14 February 2006). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 681. ISBN 1-135-94859-3.
  6. ^ "Tryon, McPherson County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 100. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6. A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.