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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Troy is a town in New York with a population of 49,881. Troy is in Rensselaer County. Living in Troy offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Troy there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Troy and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Troy are above average.
About Troy...
Population
49,881

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Troy Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    465
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    205
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    790
    500
  • Theft
    2,623
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180
    284
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  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,847
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Troy, city located on the western edge of Rensselaer County, on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Troy has close ties to the nearby cities of Albany and Schenectady, forming a region popularly called the Capital District. Troy is very nice area, and have a good school in the area like Rensselaer polytechnic Institutes (RPI), Troy high school to help the kids get education. Troy has a long history, talk about Uncle Sam, close to the river (Hudson River), let's have a lot of visitors, tourists for attractions. Troy is a nice place to visit, especially downtown which related a history of the troy through a warrior statue close to the river, those who fight world war 2 statues. It's a nice place to visit, if you get a chance, jump over to taste troy with all gorgeous environment, foods, fun, tales, street farmers markets; you be amaze. Thanks to visits Troy!
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There is so much history, so many small business, great eats, and fun nightlife. Troy used to be on a downward spiral, but is making a drastic comeback very quickly! There is a continuous flow of new shops, city events, concerts in the summer, and always something to do. Live, love, Troy.
I am a married, childfree homeowner and landlord in my early thirties. I really like the convenience of Troy's location in the greater Capital Region, its proximity to mountains and good places to fish, and the wealth of historic sites and architecture. Downtown Troy and the areas surrounding the colleges are well kept, but like many cities in the Northeast, many neighborhoods struggle with widespread poverty and negligence from the City, which is very focused on attracting tourists and businesses to downtown.

Don't think the public schools are much to write home about, but I can't speak to the city's education system.