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
Troy’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Troy is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Troy doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.