Troy, IL

Troy profile

Living in Troy

Troy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 10,375 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Troy is the 221st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Troy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Troy is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in office and administrative support (15.05%), management occupations (12.53%), and sales jobs (10.81%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Troy really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Troy perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Troy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.63% of adults in Troy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Troy in 2018 was $30,927, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,708 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 German, 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.