Troy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,659 people and just one neighborhood, Troy is the 117th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
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 town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy who work in office and administrative support (15.69%), management occupations (14.54%) and sales jobs (9.15%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Troy is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Troy has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Troy a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Troy does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.