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Population (year 2000): 49,170. Estimated population in July 2005: 48,310 (-1.7% change)
Males: 24,335 (49.5%), Females: 24,835 (50.5%)

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Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $29,844 (year 2000)
Median house value: $88,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Troy:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.7%)
  • Black (11.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.3%), Italian (14.2%), German (12.7%), French (9.1%), English (7.4%), Polish (5.3%).

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Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles

Troy,

For population 25 years and over in Troy

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Troy city

  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

5.8% Foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -5,705 (-10.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Albany, (8.8 miles pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (129.8 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (141.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Island, NY (1.0 miles Green NY (2.0 miles Watervliet, NY Cohoes, (2.9 miles NY Waterford, (3.7 miles NY (4.0 miles Wynantskill, NY Menands, (4.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $74,000

Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 73.68 W

Area code: 518


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.8%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,365 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,096 (37.9%)


 

Crime in Troy by Year

Type 2000 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 3 2 1
    per 100,000 2.0 6.1 4.1 2.0
Rapes 22 28 30 30
    per 100,000 44.7 56.9 61.0 61.0
Robberies 86 118 84 84
    per 100,000 174.9 240.0 170.8 170.8
Assaults 187 165 177 183
    per 100,000 380.3 335.6 360.0 372.2
Burglaries 465 521 520 553
    per 100,000 945.7 1059.6 1057.6 1124.7
Thefts 1,336 1,411 1,438 1,266
    per 100,000 2717.1 2869.6 2924.5 2574.7
Auto thefts 156 250 181 195
    per 100,000 317.3 508.4 368.1 396.6
348.7 397.6 372.2 365.6


Average climate in Troy, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Troy,

Troy-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Troy city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers in Troy:
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (2215 BURDETT AVE)
  • SETON HEALTH SYSTEMS INC (1300 MASSACHUSETTS AV)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Troy:
  • EDDY COHOES REHABILITATION CENTER (about 4 miles; COHOES, NY)
  • ALBANY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; ALBANY, NY)
  • ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER (about 11 miles; ALBANY, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Troy:
  • ALBANY INTL (about 9 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • FLOYD BENNETT MEMORIAL (about 42 miles; GLENS FALLS, NY; ID: GFL)
  • RUTLAND STATE (about 75 miles; RUTLAND, VT; ID: RUT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Troy:
  • RENSSELAER COUNTY (about 9 miles; TROY, NY; ID: 5B7)
  • BURRELLO-MECHANICVILLE (about 11 miles; MECHANICVILLE, NY; ID: K27)
  • ROUND LAKE (about 14 miles; ROUND LAKE, NY; ID: W57)

Amtrak stations near Troy:
  • 8 miles: ALBANY-RENSSELAER (RENSSELAER, 555 EAST ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 38 $128,461 $40,566 1 $633
Other and Unallocable 31 $96,891 $37,506 2 $2,648
Solid Waste Management 27 $68,100 $30,266 0 $0
Sewerage 14 $46,014 $39,440 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 18 $83,663 $55,775 6 $3,496
Housing and Community Development(Local) 82 $304,004 $44,488 33 $26,805
Water Supply 58 $198,308 $41,029 2 $2,823
Financial Administration 25 $89,291 $42,859 6 $8,674
Other Government Administration 40 $129,924 $38,977 9 $7,831
Judicial and Legal 1 $3,866 $46,392 4 $13,266
Police Protection - Officers 113 $520,505 $55,274 0 $0
Police - Other 17 $46,417 $32,764 25 $6,401
Firefighters 115 $530,979 $55,406 0 $0
Fire - Other 15 $29,369 $23,495 0 $0
Totals for Government 594 $2,275,791 $45,975 88 $72,577


Colleges/Universities in Troy:
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 7,150; Location: 110 8TH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rpi.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 6,337; Location: 80 VANDENBURGH AVE; Public; Website: www.hvcc.edu)
  • THE SAGE COLLEGES-TROY CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 780; Location: 45 FERRY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sage.edu)
  • SAMARITAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 43; Location: 2215 BURDETT AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nehealth.com)
  • TROY SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 24; Location: 86 CONGRESS ST; Private, for-profit)
  • EMPIRE STATE TRAVEL SCHOOL (Location: 44 3RD ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Troy:
  • SIENA COLLEGE (about 7 miles; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,001)
  • EXCELSIOR COLLEGE (about 12 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,096)
  • THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE (about 12 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 3,116)
  • SUNY AT ALBANY (about 12 miles; ALBANY, NY; FT enrollment: 14,168)
  • UNION COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SCHENECTADY, NY; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 25 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; FT enrollment: 4,499)
Public high schools in Troy:
  • TROY HS (Students: 1,556; Location: 1950 BURDETT AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LANSINGBURGH SHS (Students: 745; Location: 320 SEVENTH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TAMARAC SHS (Students: 445; Location: 3992 N Y RT 2; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Troy:
  • CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 625 7TH AVENUE; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • LA SALLE INSTITUTE (Students: 602; Location: 174 WILLIAMS ROAD; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)
  • EMMA WILLARD SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 285 PAWLING AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12; Girls only)
  • OAKWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 260 OAKWOOD AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Troy:
  • W. KENNETH DOYLE MS (Students: 733; Location: 1976 BURDETT AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • PS 12 (Students: 611; Location: 475 FIRST ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • KNICKERBACKER MS (Students: 598; Location: 320 SEVENTH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TAMARAC ES (Students: 581; Location: 3992 N Y RT 2; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RENSSELAER PARK ES (Students: 575; Location: 70 110TH ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PS 14 (Students: 559; Location: 1700 TIBBITS AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • TURNPIKE ES (Students: 510; Location: 55 NEW TURNPIKE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PS 2 (Students: 411; Location: 470 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BELL TOP SCHOOL (Students: 388; Location: 39 REYNOLDS RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TAMARAC MS (Students: 369; Location: 3992 N Y RT 2; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Troy:
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 310 SPRING AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 451 MARSHLAND COURT; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST AUGUSTINES SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 525 4TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST PATRICKS SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 762 RIVER STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
Libraries in Troy:
  • TROY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $614,561; Location: 100 SECOND STREET; 147,657 books; 4,592 audio materials; 2,876 video materials; 291 serial subscriptions)
  • BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $108,176; Location: 605 BRUNSWICK ROAD; 10,912 books; 847 audio materials; 399 video materials; 34 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Frear Park Golf Course (A).

Church in Troy: Grace Church (A).

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), New Mount Ida Cemetery (2), Saint John Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Saint Peters Cemetery (5), Saint Joseph Cemetery (6), Mount Ida Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Ida Lake (A), Burdens Pond (B), Lansingburgh Reservoir (C), Bradley Lake (D), Smarts Pond (E), Wright Lake (F).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Poesten Kill (A), Wynants Kill (B).

Park in Troy: Prospect Park (1).


Troy compared to New York state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Troy:
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAZ (1330 AM; 1 kW; TROY, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Troy:
  • WRPI (91.5 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE)
  • WHRL (103.1 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WABT (104.5 FM; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WQBK-FM (103.9 FM; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WKLI-FM (100.9 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKF (102.3 FM; BALLSTON SPA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Troy:
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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