Troy, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Troy, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Troy had a population of 50,882 as of July 1, 2016. Troy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Troy is located at latitude 42.7358 and longitude -73.6753 in Rensselaer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Troy (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles. Rensselaer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Troy (GNIS ID: 979559) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Troy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Troy: Ashleys Ferry, Ferry Hook, Van Der Heyden Ferry, Van Der Heyden's Ferry, Vanderheydens Ferry.

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Troy, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 50,882
Population in Households 46,122
Population in Familes 29,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,760
Population Density1 4,913
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 21,004
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 10,197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,581 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,423 (55.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,333 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $143,761
Average Home Value $168,294


Median Household Income $36,486
Average Household Income $50,408
Per Capita Income $22,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.14%
Households 0.39% 0.3%
Families 0.04% 0.09%
Median Household Income   -1.6%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Troy, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Troy to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 99th
Population Density1 # 138 89th
Diversity Index2 # 162 87th
Median Household Income # 1141 5th
Per Capita Income # 1002 16th

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