Troy, NY
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Troy is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 49,374 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Troy is the 20th largest community in New York. Troy has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in office and administrative support (15.05%), sales jobs (9.19%), and teaching (7.77%).

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 there are quite a few people attending college in Troy, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Troy provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Troy, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

A lot of people in Troy take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Troy, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of people in Troy who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.67% of adults in Troy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Troy in 2010 was $22,955, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,820 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Troy include Irish, Italian, German, French, and English.

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