Troy, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Troy, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Troy had a population of 51,241 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 51,241
Population in Households 46,522
Population in Familes 30,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,719
Population Density2 4,947
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $38,403
Average Household Income $55,073
Per Capita Income $24,339


Total Housing Units 24,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,458 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,423 (55.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,526 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $151,911
Average Home Value $189,130


Total Households 20,881
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 10,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.31%
Households 0.22% 0.35%
Families -0.08% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 2018 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 Density # 139 88th
Diversity Index # 153 87th
Median Household Income # 1138 5th
Per Capita Income # 999 17th

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