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. Troy has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Troy, where the median household income is $50,906.00.
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 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 (14.35%), sales jobs (12.35%), and healthcare (7.15%).
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 Troy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Troy who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.20% of the adults in Troy have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Troy in 2010 was $21,385, 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 $85,540 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, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Troy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.