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  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Troy is a town in New York with a population of 49,610. Troy is in Rensselaer County. Living in Troy offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Troy there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    337.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    187.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    505.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,186.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    18%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
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
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Troy

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,804
National
$55,322
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Troy is a fantastic little city for a night at the bar, a stroll through the city, or a coffee break. Troy is littered with unique bars and restaurants. For such a small town it is surprising how many bars are thriving! You're sure to find one that fits you. It's the same with coffee shops. Take a turn and your bound to find a coffee shop that fits your liking! Or just take a walk and stop in a fun restaurant. From Mexican to Greek food, you'll find a new taste everyday. Troy is on the rise, with new shops and restaurants opening every year. So come on down and check it out! Come hungry!
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The historic and small town feeling of Troy makes it an ideal place. As the birthplace of of Uncle Sam, it begs for exploration. Everywhere you look, you find a piece of history, whether it be in architecture or in city streets.
It is home to Rensselaer Polytechnic College, which is only rivaled by MIT, in education. It doesn't have a bad hockey team either.
Russell Sage College is another historical College founded in 1916 as a Women's College. It is a leader in health education, and has a small beautiful campus.
All the loveliness of Troy is marred by the struggle for gentrification. Many attempts have been made with mixed results. There are some great diverse eateries, and small businesses. On the hand there are many buildings that need attention, and are a blight to this historic city.
Troy is a city full of potential. that will only continue to improve and get back its glory.
Troy represents an interesting intersection of several cultures and groups of people. RPI is one of the best tech schools in New York, almost on par with Rochester Institute of Technology. The students of the school, from around the country and globe represent a large amount of the population. There are also a lot of native troy residents from many different cultures. Winters can get cold, but during warmer seasons there is plenty to do, eat/drink, and explore. It is almost like a mini downtown Manhattan. The downside is the large amount of crime, homelessness, and drug use in the area. I regularly witness fights, get approached by agressive beggars, and see dirty needles on the street. I have an old car with little value, but if I had a nicer expensive car I would not feel comfortable leaving it on public streets/lots at night. If you get past the crime, it is a nice place to live.