Troy, IL
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Troy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,036 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Troy is the 221st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Troy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Troy are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Troy is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), sales jobs (12.97%), and management occupations (11.43%).

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.

Because of many things, Troy is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Troy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Troy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Troy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Troy is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.41% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Troy in 2010 was $29,147, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,588 for a family of four. However, Troy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, English, Italian, and Polish.

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