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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Troy is a town in Michigan with a population of 83,881. Troy is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Troy offers residents a dense 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
83,881

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,161
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Troy Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,200.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.7
    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
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    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
$97,048
National
$55,322
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Troy is a large city in metro Detroit. It has very vast offerings and has a variety of opportunities. Their amount of restaurants, centers, schools, buildings, and parks make the city one of a kind. Although it gets a tad boring living inside Troy your whole life, I recommend it to all movers in metro Detroit. Their schools are highly ranked, and I normally feel safe in Troy. They have lots of family-friendly resources for starting families. It is also a very diverse place, which is one of my favorite things about Troy. You can find people of all races, religions, sexes, and ages living in Troy unanimously. It is easy to commute to larger places like Canada or Detroit, and there are many jobs available. One thing I would change about Troy is that it is almost exclusively subdivisions and not very pedestrian friendly. The roads also need work as well, especially in the winter. Overall, Troy is a wonderful place to live and I am proud of the city I call home.
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Living in Troy is absolutely amazing. Every day in this city delivered many new experiences and opportunities. Since I am a 10th grader, I am mostly familiar with the public schools here in Troy and I think they are great and people who go to school here have lots of privilege and opportunity to explore their interests and passions. The people here are also incredibly nice and the communities are very close-knit and friendly. One thing I would want to change is the safety here in this city. I often hear the police sirens go off now and then and on the local news there are stories of crime happening around the city. From the outside, it may seem like Troy is a modern, fast-growing city, but on the inside, we still see things that can change for the better.
It is kind of a boring city, all we really have is restaurants, which are mostly expensive and high end, and Somerset mall which gets very boring after you visit almost every week. As long as your not trying to get somewhere during rush hour, traffic flows pretty smoothly!