Troy, MI
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Troy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 83,280 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Troy is the 13th largest community in Michigan.

Troy real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Troy house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Troy is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Troy is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in management occupations (14.15%), healthcare (10.57%), and office and administrative support (9.32%).

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Troy, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Troy is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.65% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Troy in 2010 was $39,545, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,180 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Troy include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Troy's cultural character, accounting for 28.41% of the city’s population.

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