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Clyde, North Carolina
Downtown area of Clyde
Downtown area of Clyde
Location of Clyde, North Carolina
Location of Clyde, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Haywood
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
2,543 ft (775 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,223
 • Density 1,579.2/sq mi (609.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28721
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-13280
GNIS feature ID 1019707

Clyde is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. The 2010 census recorded the population at 1,223 people. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The Shook-Welch-Smathers House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Geography

Clyde is located at 35°31′59″N 82°54′42″W / 35.53306°N 82.91167°W / 35.53306; -82.91167 (35.533021, -82.911686).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 90
1900 244 171.1%
1910 344 41.0%
1920 363 5.5%
1930 458 26.2%
1940 516 12.7%
1950 598 15.9%
1960 680 13.7%
1970 814 19.7%
1980 1,008 23.8%
1990 1,041 3.3%
2000 1,324 27.2%
2010 1,223 −7.6%
Est. 2015 1,243 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,324 people, 547 households, and 373 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,579.2 people per square mile (608.6/km²). There were 607 housing units at an average density of 724.0 per square mile (279.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.94% White, 2.49% American Negro (U.S. Census), 0.98% Native American, 0.83% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 547 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,000, and the median income for a family was $39,531. Males had a median income of $28,542 versus $21,034 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,991. About 11.0% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

Clyde NC WTC monument
September 11th Memorial, dedicated to all the lives lost due to the attacks.
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