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
Unlike some towns 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 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Troy’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Troy has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Troy has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Troy than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Troy may be for you.
Troy is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.