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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 49,826. 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 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.
About Troy...
Population
49,826

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$879
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    402.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    229.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    745.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,562.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 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
$40,911
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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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!
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.