Troy is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 11,542 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Troy is the 74th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Troy was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Troy economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Troy, where the median household income is $51,313.00.
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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), sales jobs (9.83%), and healthcare (7.80%).
Of important note, Troy is also a city of artists. Troy has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Troy’s character.
One downside of living in Troy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.03 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Troy citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.97% of adults 25 and older in Troy have a college degree.
The per capita income in Troy in 2010 was $21,940, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,760 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 French .
The most common language spoken in Troy is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.