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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Troy is a town in Michigan with a population of 83,336. Troy is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Troy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Troy there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Troy and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Troy are highly rated.
About Troy...
Population
83,336

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,110
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Troy Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,324.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Troy

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,017
National
$55,322
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I'm so happy I grew up in Troy! My favorite thing about living here is the parks, I enjoy going to the nature center I try to go there at least 3-4 times a week! It's definitely a hidden gem in Troy, it's a beautiful nature trail that inhabits tons of wildlife. I also love how diverse the city is and how there's always somewhere good to eat. We also have one of the best malls in the area, so I like that there's something for everyone!
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Great city and very safe. Excellent schools and among the top two best schools in Michigan. Lots of great restaurants and pretty centrally located. The only problem is the highway leading to the city which is always busy. Two great malls located in Troy, sommerset mall and oakland mall. Very diverse and everyone cares about the city. I would like a little more night life but that also comes with a cost, which might affect the safety of the city. They are building a little downtown area in Troy which is looking really good so far.
The city of Troy is not the city you go to to look for great stuff to do. But Troy is the city you live in if you want access to everything southeast Michigan has to offer. It is less then half an hour from downtown Detroit, with all the things that it offers, including the border to Canada and all the tourism that it offers. Troy is withing two hours of the state capital, offering many chances for learning. It is also with in reasonable driving distance of Michigan State and the University of Michigan, with other smaller colleges even closer. The most important part of the city, though, is its schools. The Troy school district is one of, if not the, best school district in the state. It is a safe city with great diversity and great schools. If you are looking to move to Michigan, I would recommend Troy.