Troy, NY

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Living in Troy

Troy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 49,154 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Troy is the 20th largest community in New York. Troy has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Troy is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Troy is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (8.41%), and teaching (8.33%).

Also of interest is that Troy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Troy is a college town. There are a lot of students in Troy attending college, and as a result Troy provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Troy, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Many people in Troy take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Troy citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Troy who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.84% of adults in Troy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Troy in 2018 was $25,689, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,756 for a family of four. However, Troy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Troy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Troy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Troy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Troy include Irish, Italian, German, English, and French.

The most common language spoken in Troy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.